Wisconsin’s presence will definitely be felt as 77 Wisconsin bankers from 34 banks attend the ABA National Agriculture Conference held in Milwaukee this week. WBA’s Daryll Lund helped kick off the event by welcoming the 700+ attendees from across the country and Canada. 

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Pictured (left to right): Mike Semmann, WBA; Daryll Lund, WBA; Rob Nichols, ABA; and Ken Burgess, FirstCapital Bank of Texas and current ABA Chair.

Wisconsin was selected for our role in American agriculture and the involvement of Wisconsin agricultural bankers. WBA is a partner in this year’s Conference as the hosting state bankers association with WBA’s Lori Kalscheuer and Dave Coggins, Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc, both serving on the conference planning committee. Coggins has also been selected to serve on ABA’s Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee. Thanks also go out to Mike DeLong, First Bank of Baldwin, for his past three years of service to that same committee.

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WBA’s Daryll Lund helped kick off the event by welcoming the 700+ attendees from across the country and Canada. 

The strong presence of Wisconsin bankers continues with the following bankers participating on the panels of various conference workshop sessions. Thanks go to these bankers for their involvement:

  • Dave Coggins, Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc
  • Rene Johnson, Union Bank & Trust, Evansville
  • Greg LeCaptain, Farmers & Merchants Union Bank, Columbus
  • Ron Markham, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Monroe
  • Sam Miller, BMO Harris Bank NA, Appleton

Cheryll Olson-Collins, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, will also serve on a regulatory panel with representatives from the FDIC and OCC.

ABA also chose Wisconsin to launch their inaugural Women in Ag Banking Networking Breakfast, recognizing the increasing number of women in agricultural banking. Twenty Wisconsin women ag bankers will be in attendance at this first-time event.