Paris TX

Erik Roddy

The Farmers Bank & Trust Board of Directors recently announced the promotion of Erik Roddy to Paris, TX Market President. In this role, Roddy will continue to manage his loan portfolio, but will also provide leadership to assure the short- and long-term profitability of the Bank.

Roddy has 18 years of banking experience and holds a Business Administration degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. He is also a graduate of The University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. “Erik will do a tremendous job leading the Paris Market,” said Jeff Nutt, Farmers Bank & Trust Regional Market President. “He is a leader by nature and loves his community. We are excited for him and the future of the Paris market.”

Roddy serves on the Paris Economic Development Corporation Board and is the Finance Chairman for the Downtown Food Pantry. He and his wife, Cheryl, are members of His Place Fellowship, and they have three sons, one daughter, and four granddaughters.

Erik with his wife, Cheryl, and sons, Nathan, Evan, and Ryan, at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort.

“I’m humbled and honored to be entrusted with this role in the Paris market,” said Roddy. “Family and community are at the heart of everything we do. We are only getting started with our commitment to give back to Paris.”

Farmers Bank & Trust entered Paris, TX in early 2021 with a branch located at 1375 NE Loop 286, and a new branch is set to open in 2022.

For all your commercial and small business lending needs, visit HERE.

Farmers Bank & Trust Regional Market President Jeff Nutt

The Farmers Bank & Trust Board of Directors recently announced the promotion of Jeff Nutt to Regional Market President. In addition to continuing his efforts in the Paris, Texas market, Nutt’s promotion will allow him to support other Farmers Bank & Trust markets including Prosper, New Boston, and Texarkana.

“As soon as the purchase of nine Arvest branches is completed later this month, Jeff will support the new DeQueen, Arkansas market, which will also include Broken Bow and Idabel, Oklahoma,” said Farmers Bank & Trust Chief of Staff Mike Cross. “Jeff has had consistent success when building strong relationships with both customers and team members.”

With almost 20 years of banking experience, Nutt, a commercial loan officer, began his career as a credit analyst in Texarkana, Texas. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University and is a graduate of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He also completed American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.

Nutt said, “I’m looking forward to this new role, working with people in our Bank outside of Paris and seeing what we can accomplish together.”

Nutt with his wife, Meagan, daughters, Faith and Piper, and sons, Luke and Eli. All are pictured with their dogs, Jake and Watson, cow, Oakley, and mini-horses, Trigger and Bullet.

Nutt is active in church and comes from a family entrenched in the Lamar County community. His father, Ronnie Nutt, was awarded the 2020 “History Maker of the Year” by the Lamar County Historical Society. He has been married to his wife, Meagan, for 16 years and together they have four children. He is involved locally with the Keep Paris Working board and has served as President of the Trinity Christian Academy school board for 10 years. In his free time, Nutt enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams.

“I coach just about every single team my kids are on,” he said. “I love that my kids are passionate about sports like I was growing up. We’re able to spend a lot of extra time together and make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Farmers Bank & Trust entered Paris, TX in early 2021 with a branch located at 1375 NE Loop 286, and a new branch is set to open in 2022.

For all your commercial and small business lending needs, visit HERE.

Brad Ramsey, AVP, Commercial Loan Officer

Farmers Bank & Trust announced today the hiring of Brad Ramsey as an Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in Paris, TX. A Paris native, Ramsey has worked in banking for 12 years and has almost 10 years of lending experience.

Ramsey graduated from North Lamar High School and completed his Bachelor of Administration in Finance from Texas A&M – Commerce. He and his family attend East Paris Baptist Church where he serves on the Finance Committee, and his wife, Ragan, is involved in the music ministry. Together they have three children.

I’m looking forward to being a part of a team that strives to serve my hometown community,” said Ramsey. “I’m excited to build relationships that will last a lifetime.

Brad with his wife, Ragan, son, Jax, and daughters, Aubree and Roslyn.

When not at work, Ramsey has a small cattle ranch just south of town where he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

“We are so excited to have Brad join our team as a commercial lender. He will be a great addition to our Farmers family,” said Farmers Bank & Trust Paris Market President Jeff Nutt. “He prioritizes the things that mean the most to us and that’s our families, our customers, and our community. He will be a great asset to the Bank.”

Ramsey can meet the needs of new and established businesses of all sizes. He works out of the Farmers Bank & Trust branch located at 1375 NE Loop 286 in Paris, TX. Contact him at brad.ramsey@myfarmers.bank.

For all your commercial and small business lending needs, visit HERE.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Santa is coming to Farmers Bank & Trust! Mark your calendars to bring the family for a merry good time!

Texarkana, TX

23rd Annual Bramlett Beans & Cornbread Community Fundraiser
Thursday, December 2 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Texarkana Texas Convention Center – 2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop
All proceeds benefit the Christmas Basket program
Click HERE for more details

37th Annual Main Street Christmas Parade
Monday, December 6 | 7 p.m.
This year’s parade route has changed! Click HERE for the new route.

Pictures with Santa
2900 Saint Michael Dr.
Friday, December 10 | 3 – 5 p.m.

New Boston, TX

Farmers Bank Free Entry Night – The Grinch
Thursday, December 23 | 6 p.m.
New Boston Cinema
142 N. Elm St.
*Up to 150 people

Paris, TX

Pictures with Santa
1375 NE Loop 286
Wednesday, December 22 | 2 – 5 p.m.
*Special goodie bag given to first 30 kids!

Prosper, TX

Pictures with Santa
750 N. Preston Rd.
Friday, December 10 | 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Camden, AR

Pictures with Santa
116 Jefferson Dr. SW
Monday, December 20 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hope, AR

201 East Third St.
Chamber Coffee
Wednesday, December 8 | 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Pictures with Santa
Tuesday, December 14 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Community Christmas Parade
*Farmers Bank & Trust is the Parade Presenting Sponsor!
Monday, December 6 | 6 p.m.
For more details and parade entry form, click HERE

Prescott, AR

Nevada County Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 9 | Begins at 6 p.m.
215 East 2nd St. South
Click HERE for more details

Magnolia, AR

Magnolia’s Christmas Parade 
Thursday, December 2 | 5 p.m.
Parade Route: Jackson Street
Farmers Bank & Trust is sponsoring the $250 Christ in Christmas Award
Click HERE for more details

To find a branch near you, visit HERE.
Rendering of the new Lamar Avenue location in Paris, TX.

Farmers Bank & Trust is expanding its footprint in Paris, TX by adding a second full-service branch. The Bank purchased properties at 2950 Lamar Avenue and 3010 Lamar Avenue.

“We are thrilled about the new Lamar Avenue location,” said Jeff Nutt, Farmers Bank & Trust Paris Market President. “It will allow us to expand our presence and better serve the Paris and Lamar County community. For 115 years, Farmers Bank & Trust has invested in their local communities, and this is just another step for us to provide exceptional, convenient banking services to our customers.”

Modern Approach to Banking

The new Farmers Bank & Trust branch will provide full teller, accounts and loan services, a four-lane drive-thru, and a notary. In addition, there will be a MyFarmers iTeller Interactive Teller Machine with live teller services available from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday, with 24/7 ATM services.

A new café is also a part of the plan featuring a Starbucks brewer, free WiFi, charging stations, and a seating area where customers can relax and utilize mobile banking tools.

Rendering of the new teller pods, Coffee with HEART Café, and new accounts area.

“We have really taken on this new, modern approach to banking,” said Joe Pieratt, Farmers Bank & Trust Chief Operating Officer. “We want to connect with our customers, and we want them to feel welcome when they come to see us. We’re excited to bring our look and feel to Paris with a little added Texas flair.”

Demolition is set to begin mid-July and construction on the 9,000 square foot space will take place immediately thereafter.

About Farmers Bank & Trust: Founded in 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust is a community bank owned by the privately held holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation, headquartered in Magnolia, Arkansas. Farmers Bank & Trust now has over 20 locations in Arkansas and Texas and approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Farmers offers a full range of deposit services, trust and investment management services, as well as business, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential, and consumer loans. To learn more, visit their website at MyFarmers.Bank.


Have you ever heard of a pump track? Did you know that there is one close to home in Paris, Texas? A pump track is a paved track with a series of banked turns and rolling hills, designed so that riders generate momentum through body movements (aka, pumping) rather than pedaling. But, besides the semantics, it’s a lot of fun! Cruising around the pump track is an adventure for all ages, just be sure to wear your helmet!

If you’re ready to take on the bumps and turns, take a few laps on the pump track, located in the park near the Eiffel Tower of Texas. Or, if you’d like to watch your children try it for a while, sit back and relax on the nearby shaded picnic benches. There is a great view of the entire track from any place along the top of the hill surrounding the riding area. The new pump track has attracted the attention of Red Bull and coming up at the end of May, it will be the site of a qualifying tournament for the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships!

Trail de Paris

Maybe you want something a little more mellow? Check out the Trail de Paris paved bike trail directly next to the pump track. The Trail de Paris runs from 4th St. SW to the Eastern city limits where it connects to the Reno Rail Trail. It features an outdoor yoga park, a butterfly garden, multiple kiosk locations, and art along the trail. It’s also a great route for younger children, those just learning to ride, or for scooters, rollerblades, or roller skates. To plan your route, you can find maps and mileage online HERE.

As the summer heat begins to ramp up, I’d recommend taking a break in the heat of the day to rest and refuel at the Paris Bakery or at the Paris Coffee Shop.

Here are five tips to make the most of your day:

  1. Bring plenty of water! Carry water bottles or water bladder/hydration packs for each person. I’d also recommend leaving a jug of water in the car to refill water bottles after the adventure.
  2. Don’t forget the snacks! A personal favorite – frozen grapes tucked away in a Stasher (re-useable) bag. They make a cool and refreshing snack when the temperatures ramp up!
  3. Helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads! And maybe bring along a first aid kit just in case of bumps and scrapes. My personal favorite is the ultra-light first aid kits from Adventure Medical Kits.
  4. A backpack to carry your important and valuable items with you, plus all the water, snacks, and first aid kit.
  5. Sunscreen or sun protection. While there is a bit of shade provided around the track, the pump track itself is not shaded and made of black asphalt. Sunglasses and sunscreen are important!

Biking is such a wonderful family activity and Paris, Texas has a little something for everyone! One more tip, if you’re ready for some mountain biking and trail riding, be sure to check out the Barber Hills trails at Pat Mayse Lake.

Farmers Bank & Trust is a proud T-Shirt sponsor for the 2021 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships!

Farmers Bank Trust in Paris, TX
Farmers Bank Trust in Paris, TX

Farmers Bank & Trust has opened its first full-service branch in Paris, TX. Located at 1375 NE Loop 286 in Paris, TX, the Bank purchased and remodeled the former TEXAR Federal Credit Union building.

Farmers Bank & Trust Paris Market President, Jeff Nutt
Farmers Bank & Trust Paris Market President, Jeff Nutt

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Farmers family and introduce Farmers Bank & Trust to our community. As all of our staff are lifelong residents of Paris, this community and the relationships we have mean everything to us. The combination of Farmers Bank & Trust’s 115 years of relationship banking, a community of amazing people and businesses will create a great fit. You will see a huge commitment from Farmers to giving back and being a true part of the local community; it is the heart of who we are.” said Jeff Nutt, Farmers Bank & Trust Paris Market President.

The new Farmers Bank & Trust branch will provide full teller, accounts and loan services, a drive-thru, and a notary. In addition, there will be a MyFarmers iTeller Interactive Teller Machine with live teller services available from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday, with 24/7 ATM services.

Farmers Bank & Trust Chief Executive Officer Chris Gosnell said, “After visiting Paris, TX, we found that the characteristics of the community perfectly matched our core values. We are excited about our Paris team and hope to become a valuable partner of the Paris Business Community.”

“We’ve adopted a more modern approach to banking,” Joe Pieratt, Farmers Bank & Trust Chief Operating Officer, said. “I think you will notice that when you walk into our new branch. The teller pods offer an opportunity to really connect with our customers.”

The Paris branch team will include Jeff Nutt, Paris Market President; Erik Roddy, Senior Commercial Loan Officer; Mike Kennedy, Business Development Manager; Tina Skidmore, Branch Manager; Jeffie Poole, Loan Assistant; Megan Stephens, Retail Banker; and Tristan Wheeler, Retail Banker.

The public is invited to visit the new branch to open accounts, speak to a loan officer, or receive assistance with any banking needs Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. A grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the location will be postponed until the spring to follow COVID-19 safety measures.