Denmark State Bank Gives $50,000 to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

May 24, 2018By farmwi2018Campaign

For over 108 years, Denmark State Bank has been dedicated to serving the hard-working people of Northeast Wisconsin. This year the bank is continuing its steadfast tradition of making a difference in the communities were their customers live and work by supporting Wisconsin’s newest education center and agritourism destination. Denmark State Bank and WAEC are proud to announce the bank’s $50,0000 commitment to the Create. Cultivate. Educate. capital campaign.

“Everyone at Denmark State Bank is proud of our roots. We are grateful to serve each and every customer and look for every opportunity to make a greater impact in their lives. Given our region’s strong agricultural heritage, it was a natural choice to make an investment in the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center. Their mission will promote our economic prosperity and the crucial role our community plays in feeding the world,” said, Scot Thompson, President and CEO, Denmark State Bank.

“Denmark State Bank is pleased to join many other supportive agribusinesses and individual farm families with a $50,000 donation in recognition of the ag industry that has contributed to the growth and success of Denmark State Bank. The new education center is sure to become a destination for both the farm and non-farm population and Denmark State Bank is happy to be a part of the project.” shared Dave Kappelman, Senior Vice President, Agribusiness Lending Manager.

This gift brings WAEC to 86% of their $13 million fundraising goal. Construction of the center is scheduled to resume this spring with a goal of welcoming their first visitors in Spring 2018.

“We are honored to be a beneficiary of Denmark State Bank’s incredible generosity to our community,” Scott Gunderson, WAEC Board of Directors Member and Manitowoc County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, gratefully expressed. “It is certainly a special way to honor how their customers have impacted the industry and how important their work is to our health and livelihoods.”

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