June 1 marked the start of a new fiscal year at WBA, meaning the start of a new membership year as well for the WBA Agricultural Banker Section, which also means some changes for our WBA Agricultural Bankers Section Board.
Our new Section Board Chair is Chris Schneider, vice president of agricultural banking with Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc. Let's meet Chris!
Chris grew up on larger dairy in Hilbert, Wisconsin where his grandfather started in late 1940’s. The farm grew to 700-800 cows by 1995, where his father and 4 uncles farmed together. Chris grew up on the farm, so as he shared, "it was the center of my life." After coming back from school at UW-River Falls in 1988, Chris was the assistant herdsperson until 1997. He then left the farm and worked for a local John Deere dealer as sales rep and service manager.
In 2005, Chris was asked to join Investors Community Bank as a loan officer, and he has been at the bank ever since. In his position, he works mostly with dairy farms and some cash grain farms. "The most enjoyable part is working with farm families and watching them succeed" shared Schneider.
Chris currently resides in Kaukauna with his wife and 4 boys ranging from 11 to 25 years old. He enjoy spending much of his time with family and attending the boys' sporting events.
Chris is "honored to be part of WBA Ag section and work with the dedicated people who serve the Ag community."
Learn more about the WBA Agricultural Bankers Section Board and our 2021-21 board members by clicking here.