Ag Forum

For more information contact:

Kathleen Campbell

Director of Marketing and Training

First Citizens Community Bank

15 South Main Street

Mansfield, PA 16933

570-662-0422 (v)

570-662-8512 (f)

First Citizens Community Bank Hosts Ag Forum

MANSFIELD, PA (March 2014)…As part of the bank's commitment to agricultural education, First Citizens hosted its second Ag Forum on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 the Troy Fire Hall, with over 125 people in attendance, including the Troy, Canton, and Wellsboro FFA chapters. Speakers included Gary Sipiorski, Mark Gannon, Bob Williams, and Flori Simonis.

Gary Sipiorski, an advisor for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin and contributing writer for Hoard's Dairyman and other agricultural publications, emphasized the importance of annual farm financial statements and their role in giving a true picture of farm operations in his presentation entitled The Global Picture of Agriculture Today. Mark Gannon of Gannon Insurance explained the true impact of ObamaCare on small businesses, and Flori Simonis and Bob Williams of First Citizens were present to discuss the importance of a team approach with farm succession planning. Alan Zepp of the Center for Dairy Excellence was on hand to discuss the Center's Program for Agriculture, and Michala Kuhlman PA State FFA Chaplin, discussed the new initiatives of the FFA, and provided an update of what the state chapter is working on.

For more information on any of the above ag initiatives, contact Erin Cole, First Citizens Ag Specialist, at (570) 297-0706, or visit the website at

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and currently operates 17 offices in Tioga, Bradford and Potter Counties in PA, and Alleghany County, NY, as well as loan processing offices in Lock Haven and Dallas. For more information on First Citizens Community Bank, visit or find them on Facebook.