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Source: Farmers National Co. news release

Farmers National Company, the nation's leading agricultural and energy management company, has announced four internal promotions to the position of senior vice president. David Englund, David Smith, Michael Pfantz, and Terri Piccolo, all current Farmers National Company employees, are members of the executive team involved with the strategic growth and planning for the company's future. Also, their roles and responsibilities will be expanded in their areas of specialty.

David Englund, Omaha, is now senior vice president - farm and ranch management. He oversees all farm and ranch asset managers and area vice presidents in Farmers National Company's 24-state territory.

His new responsibilities include hiring and training staff and supervising field operations involving the management of farms and ranches and our Jacksonville, Texas, based forest resources division. Englund joined Farmers National Company in 1987 as a farm manager and has most recently served as area vice president of farm management for our Western Area.

David Smith, Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named senior vice president - oil and gas management. He is responsible for managing the oil, gas, and mineral management department that includes land administration and business development. Smith has more than 30 years of energy industry experience, including 20 years in fiduciary trust management and mineral management. He has been with Farmers National Company out of our Tulsa office since 2003, serving as vice president - oil and gas management.

Michael Pfantz, Omaha, is now senior vice president - risk management. Responsibilities include oversight of the company's insurance agency, corporate insurance coverage, security, and the information technology (IT) department.

Pfantz will continue to promote crop and property and casualty insurance coverage to clients, farm managers, sales associates and agencies in all states in which Farmers National Company is licensed. Pfantz is responsible for the corporate risk management program and will now lead the information technology group. Pfantz has been with the company since 2007 serving as the vice president of insurance.

Terri Piccolo, Omaha, has assumed the role of senior vice president -- finance for Farmers National Company. In addition to overseeing corporate and customer accounting, Piccolo now has oversight of human resources and supervision of the farm and ranch management support operations team. Piccolo has been with the company since 1993, serving as vice president of finance and controller.

"These key players have been promoted to leadership roles at Farmers National Company because of their professionalism and achievements in their areas of expertise," said Jim Farrell, president of Farmers National Company.

"Each individual is taking on a broader, expanded role to help our company advance and continue to ensure that we provide the highest level of service to clients and customers of Farmers National Company. All four of these professionals have been instrumental in our growth and success over the years," said Farrell.

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