Capital Press | Press Releases Capital Press Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:10:38 -0400 en Capital Press | Press Releases Community Bank Awards Almost $12,000 For Good Grades Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:06:01 -0400 JOSEPH, OREGON – August 15th, 2014
The fourth year of Community Bank’s Earn While You Learn Program has set an all-time high in awards to student-customers for their academic success. For the 2014 award period, 531 students in the Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington area cashed in on their good grades. Community Bank awarded students a total of $11,939!
Since the bank’s program began in 2011 participation has steadily increased. In the first year of the Bank’s Earn While You Learn Program just 3 years ago, 190 students were awarded $3895.  A total of $6975 was awarded to over 275 student-customers in 2012. A big increase occurred the following year with $11,173 awarded in 2013. This brings the programs overall total of academic award to $33,982.
The program was designed to encourage students in their academic success by awarding them for good grades.  During the months of June and July, all Community Bank branches accepted end-of-the-year report cards from students in grades 1st  through 12th. For every top grade (A-, A, A+ for middle and high school, and S+, E, etc. for grade school) that appeared on the report card, Community Bank deposited $1 into their Community Bank Youth Savings Account.  
The Earn While You Learn Program is an annual reward of $1 per top grade, up to $50 annually per student, with payments given for the whole school year in June and July.  
Keith Burghardt
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer
Community Bank

Agri-Service Earns Farm Equipment’s Prestigious 2014 “Best-in-Class Dealership” Award Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:11 -0400 BROOKFIELD, WIS. — July 29— Agri-Service based in Twin Falls, Idaho, has been selected as the 2014 “Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership” by Farm Equipment magazine.

Farm Equipment presents its “Dealership of the Year” awards annually to farm equipment dealerships in two categories: one for those with a large, multi-store operation and one for those with a small-store operation.

Agri-Service, which is a 10-store retailer of AGCO equipment along with several shortline brands in Idaho and Utah, earned the distinction this year in the Large, Multi-Store Operation category not only for its outstanding financial and operational results, but also its attention to customer care, employee development and community involvement.

Nearly 100 dealerships were nominated for this year’s award.

The dealership was chosen for the award by a panel of renowned farm equipment experts. In their selection of Agri-Service, the judges noted the dealership’s dollars generated per employee was the highest for all nominees in the Large, Multi-Store Operation category.

Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year judging panel included Dr. W. David Downey, director, Center for Agricultural Business, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind.; David L. Kahler, retired CEO of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Assn., Dublin, Ohio; and Charles Glass, president, Glass Management Group, Arlington, Texas.

Agri-Service was founded in 1990 and recently was acquired by The Terteling Company to gain long-term capital strength. “We’ve made significant facility improvements of $4 million and investment in rolling stock (service trucks) of $2 million in the last 3 years,” says salesperson Carl Judy. “We’re making progress on high horsepower wheeled tractors with 3-year market share growth of 200%.”

Farm Equipment magazine profiles the winners of its Dealerships of the Year in its July/August 2014 edition. The complete article can be seen at

Farm Equipment magazine, based in Brookfield, Wis., serves more than 12,000 farm equipment dealers, wholesalers and distributors throughout North America. It is also the publisher of Rural Lifestyle Dealer, Ag Equipment Intelligence, Precision Farming Dealer No-Till Farmer and the Conservation Tillage Guide.

For more information, contact Dave Kanicki, executive editor, Farm Equipment, at, or Kim Schmidt, managing editor, Farm Equipment, at