Home State Bank has been selected to receive the Friend of Extension Award from the Southwest Region in Iowa. The purpose of this award is to recognize a non-extension (lay) person, business, or organization and is designed to recognize truly outstanding support and personal involvement in extension efforts. Home State Bank is a great example of this. Iowa State Extension and Outreach- Greene County and Home State Bank has been working together through partnerships for more than 60 years. With the same goal in mind the two community partners work side-by-side in supporting our community. Some examples of Home State Bank’s impact have been through supporting agricultural programming, Greene County Fair, 4-H Fundraisers, and marketing our Extension programming. Every year Home State Bank has sponsored our Ag Coffees and Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings by providing notepads, pens, water and financially contributing to the program. Staff from Home State Bank also attend these meetings to become more knowledgeable and prepared to help our community. During the Greene County Fair, they provide water to the public, livestreaming, 4-H shirts for all youth, help judge various events, and much more. Not only does Home State Bank donate an estimated $10,000 a year through Greene County Extension partnerships, but several of their employees are 4-H leaders, superintendents, have youth in our program, or participate in Extension programming. Home State Bank makes a difference through Extension by providing support through sponsorships, marketing, advocating 4-H and agriculture to our community, and most importantly, helping us on our journey to reach all Iowans. Greene County Extension is proud to continue working with Home State Bank and honor them with this award for their continued support and dedication to our community.
Greene County Extension would like to thank Home State Bank for their continued support and dedication to the Greene County Community. We look forward to continuing this work in the future.
L to R: Cindy Adamson (ISU), Danille Curtis (HSB), Noah Juergensen (HSB). Samantha Hardaway (ISU), Tabatha Shahan (HSB), Bob Allen (HSB), Rich Wrage (ISU), Sid Jones (HSB), Jake Berns (HSB), and Mike Richards (HSB).