By the close of business Friday, the outcome of a merger between three agricultural banks will be known. Diane Cole, CEO of Badgerland Financial, is continuing to encourage member patrons to get their ballots in before the close of business Thursday to be included. Only completed ballots and proxies mailed will be counted in the proposed merger vote. If a stockholder forgets to check “For” or “Against” on their ballot and their proxy is correctly completed, the ballot will be counted as a “For”.
The banks involved in the merger include; Badgerland Financial; AgStar Financial of Minnesota; and First Farm Credit in Illinois.