As the WBA Agricultural Bankers Conference was held a week prior to WBA's new Power of Community Week, a raffle fundraiser was incorporated into conference activities to support the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.

Several great prizes were available ranging from an Amazon Echo to several $100 gift cards to Packer Club Seat and Badger game tickets! Special thank you to the following banks for contributing a prize for the raffle fundraiser:

  • Bank of Cashton
  • BMO Harris Bank, Milwaukee
  • Citizens State Bank of Loyal
  • DMB Community Bank, DeForest
  • Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc
  • Peoples State Bank, Prairie du Chien
  • Royal Bank, Elroy

Attendees purchased a total of $1,525 in raffle tickets! 100 percent of the raffle proceeds were then delivered to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation!

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Pictured above (left to right): Jeff Gruetzmacher, Royal Bank, Cassville; Chris Schneider, Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc; Darla Sikora, Citizens State Bank of Loyal; Steve Esser, Peoples State Bank, Prairie du Chien; Mike Brueggen, Bank of Cashton; Elsa Condon, BMO Harris Bank, Watertown; and Matt Towns, DMB Community Bank, DeForest.

The bankers who attended the conference really stepped up and showed their support for the future of agriculture in Wisconsin, by supporting FFA in growing our future ag leaders for Wisconsin! Congratulations and thank you to all who participated!

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Pictured above: Wisconsin FFA Foundation's Executive Director John Hromyak (second from right) stopped by the WBA office following the conference to receive the $1,525 raised from the raffle fundraiser!