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Area bank earns Top 100 distinction for third year in a row.

Berne, Ind. – First Bank of Berne has once again been listed as a Top 100 Farm Lender in the nation by American Bankers Association, the largest banking trade association in the United States. The Top 100 list is determined by farm loan volume.

First Bank of Berne has a long history of agriculture lending, beginning when it opened in 1891. Today, First Bank of Berne has grown into a regional leader in agribusiness lending, as evidenced by being named to the nation’s Top 100 list, ranking 67th in 2023. First Bank of Berne employs experienced farm financial consultants with proven ability to help agribusinesses prosper. The community bank offers a variety of agricultural lending, including both long- and short-term loans. First Bank of Berne also provides extended services such as farm financial consulting and custom-designed crop insurance.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the nation’s leading Ag lenders for the third year in a row,” said Rick Gentis, First Bank of Berne Agribusiness Banking Manager. “I am proud of our team and the knowledge, experience, and expertise they offer our customers. Their service and commitment are paramount to the continued growth and success of our area.”

First Bank of Berne serves the communities in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio. The bank is committed to each of the communities it serves, focusing on both business and agribusiness services designed to help these communities grow and thrive.

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