FB&T Investing in Columbia County, AR With Two Construction Projects


Rendering of Full-service branch Farmers Bank & Trust in Columbia County
Farmers Bank & Trust’s Future Full-Service Branch in Columbia County, AR

Farmers Bank & Trust (FB&T) is proud to announce the investment of two new infrastructure projects in southwestern Columbia County, Arkansas. A new full-service branch will be constructed at the ARKLA location near the Arkansas-Louisiana border, and a new MyFarmers Interactive iTeller Machine (ITM) will be installed at 186 W. Pine Street in Taylor, Arkansas.

The new full-service branch will replace the current ARKLA building at 15064 Highway 371 S. It will bring updated FB&T technology, convenience, and architecture to the ARKLA location and provide a full slate of customer care, including tellers, accounts and loan services, and a drive-thru. In addition, the branch will contain a MyFarmers iTeller ITM with live teller services and a 24-hour ATM.

Construction on the new branch will start July 30, 2023, and is expected to take three to six months, depending on the weather.

Columbia County ITM
MyFarmers iTeller Machine

Installation of a new MyFarmers iTeller ITM in Taylor is already underway. It is estimated to be operational in four to six weeks.

MyFarmers iTeller ITMs provide full ATM capabilities plus live teller interactions. Services offered include customer deposits, cash withdrawals, fund transfers, account balance monitoring, loan payments, and general banking inquiries, all with the help of a friendly Farmers Bank & Trust teller via interactive video. Live Tellers are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

“These new projects show the commitment Farmers Bank & Trust has — and will continue to have — in Columbia County and southern Arkansas,” said Monty Harrington, FB&T Market President. “This is our home, and we want our customers throughout the region to feel welcome and see friendly faces everywhere they go throughout the Farmers Bank footprint.”