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Farmers Bank & Trust and First National Bank announce merger
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Farmers Bank & Trust N.A. and First National Bank & Trust in Larned have merged, each bringing over 100 of years of history to the merger. The merger was completed on the close of business Friday, Sept. 10. The Farmers Bank & Trust of Larned will retain the same friendly employees serving Larned and Pawnee Counties. The community and all bank employees wish Kent Moffet the best with his retirement.

"Farmers Bank & Trust has the strength of capital to create jobs and support small businesses and agriculture in the Larned area," according to Gene Dikeman, Farmers Bank Corporate President.

Farmers Bank opened its doors in 1907 and First National Bank & Trust in Larned obtained a National Bank Charter in 1904. This merger represents 217 years of serving Barton and Pawnee Counties in the Central Kansas area.

"We are happy to combine the past history of both banks as our investment in Central Kansas continues to grow," according to WR Robbins, Farmers Bank CEO & Chairman.

Farmers Bank provides full banking services to eight communities: six in Central Kansas including Great Bend, Larned, LaCrosse, Bazine, Kinsley, Albert and the communities of Overland Park and Liberty, Missouri. Bank assets are approximately $680 million and bank capital exceeds $72 million.