Community Involvement

Farmers State Bank has been a part of the Cedar Valley for more than 130 years. Community involvement at Farmers State Bank goes beyond monetary support; it's committing countless hours of volunteer time to help make the cities we serve a great place to work, live, and play. FSB feels so strongly about the Cedar Valley that each employee's community involvement is part of their yearly performance review. We want to make sure our people are active participants in the communities we serve. As a locally-owned bank we not only expect our employees to be involved, we celebrate and support their efforts as they share their time, treasures and talents to enhance the community. We believe the communities we serve will be substantially better for the long term because of our presence.

We continue to seek Small Business Administration loans and FSA farm loans for qualifying customers where possible within our trade area and in the state of Iowa. We invest in our area’s city, and county municipal bonds, including street and sewer improvements and fire truck purchases, continually encouraging improvement of our communities. Our officers, directors and employees have been active in community organizations, civic groups, community government, churches and school groups serving on committees and boards throughout the area such as American Red Cross, Battle of Waterloo, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Black Hawk County Landlord Association, Black Hawk County Officials Association, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, Buchanan Co. Community Foundation, Buchanan Co. Economic Development RLF, Buchanan Co. Health Trust, Build Our Ballpark, Canterbury Ct Condo Homeowners Assoc., Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, Cedar Bend Humane Society, Cedar Falls Lions Club, Cedar Valley Chamber, Cedar Valley Hospice, Cedar Valley Venture Fund, Cedar Valley Young Professionals, Don Bosco Capital Campaign, Don Bosco Schools, Exceptional Persons, Inc., Gilbertville Community Days, Hawkeye Community College Foundation, Immaculate Conception Church, Jaycees, Jesup Chamber of Commerce, Jesup Community Schools, Jesup Development Company #1 and #2, Jesup Economic Development Foundation, Jesup Golf and Country Club, Jesup Leisure Services, Jesup Lions Club, Jesup Planning and Zoning, Junior Achievement, Junior League, Kimball Ridge Association, Lou Henry Elementary, Main Street Waterloo, North East Iowa Food Bank, Panther Scholarship Club, Partners in Education, Rotary, St. Athanasius Church Council, St. Athanasius Church Finance Committee, Sunnyside Country Club, UNI Alumni Association, Wapsipinicon Snowmobile Assoc., Waterloo-Cedar Falls Board of Realtors, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Waterloo Leisure Services, Winnebago Scouts and YMCA.