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4RichardJ.KatzPresidentResourceBankN.A.FromtheDeskofthePresidentPRESIDENTDearFriendsandNeighborsThedroughtof2012remindsusthatResourceBankx19smottox1cStandingStrongWithYouSince1901x1dspeaksoffarmorethanourlongevity.ItsaystoourclientsandinparticularthisyearourfarmclientsthattheirrelationshipwithResourceBankisbasedonalonghistoryofsupportmutualunderstandingandtrustx14ingoodtimesandbad.Resourcestrivestohonorthiscommitmenteachday.Everyoneofourcommercialadvisorshas9rsthandknowledgeofagriculture.Ourbankingrootshavebeenplanted9rmlyinthefarmingcommunityformorethan110years.Todaymorethaneverwearemakingaconsciousefforttoensurethatbankingisbothmoreconvenientandmoreresponsivetotheneedsofouragriculturalclients.MostrecentlyweopenedatemporarybranchintheShabbonaLeeareaandwillbeworkingtocompleteapermanentfacilityintheverynearfuture.InAugustResourceBankhostedabreakfastseminarwithMr.JohnPhippshostofthesyndicatedtelevisionprogramU.S.FarmReportandRandyBlachCEOofDenver-basedCattle-Faxtoaddresstherangeofissuesweallfaceasaresultofthedrought.Theseminarwasdesignedtoopenadiscussionaroundthevariablesthedroughthascreatedinfarmersx19businessplansandunderlinetheimportanceofcreditreliabilityduringtheseuncertaintimes.Providingaforumforthesharingofthisvaluableinformationatthiscrucialtimeisjustonemorewayweareworkingtoachieveourgoalofbeingthebestcommunitybankinthenation.OurFallissueofYourResourceforLivingmagazineisareminderthatseasonsandweatherpatternscomeandgobutthestoriesinthisissueunderlinethevalueofabidingcommitmenttothepillarsoffamilyfriendshipplaceandhistory.Thesearetheconstantsthatsustainourcommunityandsupportourfaithinabrightfuture.Sincerely