When Russ Thacker visits farms near Gering, Neb., he may be doing more
Mr. Thacker, manager of First National Bank of North Platte's Gering
"The whole thing is to preserve history, the day-to-day things that we
Mr. Thacker's poems appear every other week in a local newspaper, and he
It is fun for him, he said, and great exposure for the bank.
"One of the things about ag lending is you have to know the customer's
Mr. Thacker, who owns a 160-acre cattle ranch near Gering, gets most of
His poem "New Age Cowboy" describes his difficulty evaluating loans for
"To survive we need to diversify
But how will I qualify?
These critters called exotic
Made me worried and neurotic."