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Farmers Bank & Trust was chartered on September 26, 1906, and has been in operation since its inception.Farmers Bank is an independent community bank and operates out of a one bank holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation. The Bank operates the subsidiary called Magnolia Properties, Inc.
 
Since its inception, the Bank's primary mission has been to serve the banking needs of its communities. Being the oldest and most firmly established bank in its market, Farmers Bank & Trust has built a reputation of conservative soundness that has served it well. Through the years, FB&T has enjoyed a reputation of strong integrity and honesty that has enabled the Bank to gain increased market share in the local banking market.
 
The oldest existing general ledgers indicate that the Bank began in 1906 with approximately $75,000 in assets. The primary business of the Bank at the time was deposit services. Today, the Bank has assets of approximately $1.3 billion and offers a wide variety of products and services to serve the needs of its communities.
 
In addition to the Main Banking facility, FB&T currently operates three branches in Magnolia; a Main Bank and three branches in Camden; and one in Welcome that serves the Taylor area and the Springhill, Louisiana area. In 2007, FB&T purchased Southern State Bank adding new locations in Malvern, Rockport, and Haskell for central Arkansas customers. The Bank opened a branch and mortgage department in Texarkana, TX in 2012 and a branch in Texarkana, Arkansas in 2014. In 2015, Farmers Bank & Trust acquired 1st Bank with locations in Hope, Blevins, Lewisville, and Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana and New Boston, Texas to extend the Bank’s presence within the I-30 corridor. In the fall of 2016, Farmers opened a full service branch in Prosper, TX to serve our customers in the northern DFW area. In 2018, Farmers expanded their footprint with a Loan Production Office in the Benton/Bryant, AR area and a MyFarmers iTeller Interactive Teller Machine in Stamps, AR.
 
Please feel free to visit, call, or e-mail us today. We put our customers first and are dedicated to serving the banking needs of our community and beyond. To Us, You’re Family.

Mission Statement

Friends and neighbors helping each other find financial solutions for a lifetime.


Chairman's Message

We want to welcome you to Farmers Bank and Trust - a community bank that has given our customers the highest priority for over a century. We believe that success is simply a matter of treating our customers the way we would want to be treated.

Farmers Bank and Trust Company was chartered on September 26, 1906 in Magnolia, Arkansas. The oldest existing general ledgers indicate that the bank began with approximately $75,000 in assets. The primary business of the bank at the time was deposit services. Today, the bank has assets that exceed $1.3 billion and offers a wide variety of products and services to serve the needs of the communities it serves. Farmers Bank and Trust is an independent community bank that operates out of a one bank holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation.

The bank has built a reputation of conservative soundness that has served it well. Through the years, our bank has enjoyed a character of strong integrity and honesty that has enabled the bank to gain increased market share in the banking market.

Over the years, Farmers Bank & Trust has expanded beyond Columbia County. In addition to Columbia County, the bank has over twenty offices in Ouachita, Hot Spring, Saline, Hempstead, Lafayette, Miller, Bowie(TX) and Collin (TX) Counties. Farmers Bank & Trust is headquartered in Magnolia.

Please feel free to visit, call, or e-mail us today. We put our customers first and are dedicated to serving the banking needs of our community and beyond.

To Us, You're Family.

Bob L. Burns
Chairman of the Board


Core Values

Honor

We do the right things. We are devoted to holding ourselves, each other and our Bank to the highest ethical standards. We uphold the letter and the spirit of the laws, regulations, and policies under which we operate.

Excellence

We do things right. We strive for service and performance excellence in each and every action. We believe in building lifelong customer relationships by exceeding their expectations and offering solutions that meet their needs.

Adaptability

We respond right. We diligently seek to exceed the expectations of our Employees, our Customers and our Communities. We embrace new concepts and solutions by anticipating and reacting quickly to changes in banking laws and the economic environment.

Respect

We treat others right. We value our customers and employees by communicating openly, honestly and consistently. We recognize the importance of personal and professional growth and provide an atmosphere that encourages it.

Teamwork

We perform right. With unity of purpose, our employees focus on working together to achieve the vision and mission of Farmers Bank & Trust. While we recognize and value individual contributions toward achievement of our common goals, we also realize we are better together!