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Mike Jacobson Honored for his Contributions to Agriculture

Mike Jacobson Honored for his Contributions to Agriculture

On September 1, 2022, the Nebraska Bankers Association held their Fall Agri-Business Conference in Lincoln.  Among the activities, the NBA recognized Sen. Mike Jacobson President and CEO of NebraskaLand Bank, with the 2022 NBA Agri-business Recognition Award. The award has been presented each year since 1983 to individuals who have made significant contributions to the state of Nebraska and its agricultural industry.

Jacobson is president and CEO of NebraskaLand Bank in North Platte, which he founded in 1998 with three dedicated employees and a group of local shareholders. NebraskaLand Bank has grown to $900 million in assets and employs 105 people today. Earlier this year, Mike was appointed to represent District 42 in the Nebraska Legislature where he is a member of the Agriculture, General Affairs and Natural Resources Committees.

Growing up on a farm sparked Mike’s passion for agriculture. He studied agricultural economics and agricultural education in college and taught for a short time before beginning his banking career as an agricultural lending officer at City National Bank in Hastings. He later moved to Lincoln to work for First Commerce Bancshares, eventually leading the correspondent division. In that role, he managed a participation portfolio that assisted banks across Nebraska in meeting the credit needs of their agriculture customers.

Jacobson is a member of the Governor’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Farm Foundation and the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. He served as chair of the Nebraska Bankers Association in 2009. He is a past president of the Agriculture Builders of Nebraska and previously served on the American Bankers Association Agricultural Banking Advisory Work Group. Jacobson’s many community activities include serving as president of the North Platte Development Corporation and the North Platte Public Schools Foundation Board.

About the Nebraska Bankers Association

The Nebraska Bankers Association was founded in 1890 and is the voice of Nebraska’s banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 16,000 people and safeguard nearly $79.5 billion in deposits, all within the state of Nebraska.

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