The Ag Exchange is one more way we bring value to our farm customers. Our goal is to maximize the convenience and efficiency of their banking relationship at Peoples Exchange Bank with a unique combination of products and services designed just for them.
In addition to a complete package of specialized products, we add value through events that combine an opportunity to get together with fellow farmers while hearing from speakers who address current topics of interest in agriculture. Ag Exchange offers travel opportunities that are both enjoyable and educational from an agricultural perspective.
The Ag Exchange Program includes:
There is no membership fee to belong to the Ag Exchange. Please contact our Ag Exchange Coordinator, Kristi Benyshek at 785.243.2000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Ag Exchange is overseen by our committee of:
- Kristi Benyshek
- Kasey Eickman
- Jim Koch
- Melissa Coonrod
- Paul Osborne
Our Ag Specialists
Our agri-banking specialists have more than 100 combined years of personal farming experience. They’re not only qualified to provide financial assistance, but have the practical knowledge that only comes from first-hand experience in agriculture. In addition, we have unmatched expertise in the areas of insurance, investments and ag-related software that makes our team uniquely qualified to assist you in the financing of your farming operation.
Jim Koch, President
Jim is a lifetime farmer. Raised near Clyde, Jim, his wife and other family members are still involved with the family farming operation. Jim’s other career (banking) began in 1985 following a short stint with the Farmers Home Administration in Washington, Kansas. Over the years, Jim has served his customers, employees, communities and his alma mater, Kansas State University, tirelessly. email@example.com
Brian Kemling, Vice President
Raised on a farm in Grant, Nebraska, Brian still returns to the family farm to help out during harvest. He received a BA from Tabor College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Kansas. Brian joined a BIG Kansas bank in 1996, but decided he preferred the personal side of community banking. He is very active in community events and organizations and serves as Head Cook over the famous PEB traveling grill. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Osborne, Vice President
Many knew him as a science teacher in the Mankato school district, but a banker convinced him to change careers in 1981 when he joined Farmers State Bank in Formoso, Kansas. Because of his love of farming, Paul became an enthusiastic ag lender that we welcomed to our staff in February of 2009. Paul is also an authority in crop hail and Federal Crop Insurance. email@example.com
Randy Wise, Vice President
Randy is a native of Washington, Kansas and a graduate of Kansas State University. He joined our bank in March of 2008. Randy’s areas of expertise include insurance and investments. Together with his prior banking experience, Randy has a well-rounded knowledge of financial services. firstname.lastname@example.org