Roger Monson Receives Top Ag Banking Award

Roger Monson, vice president/correspondent banker in Fargo, has been awarded the 2012 Bruning Award from the American Bankers Association’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking. The Bruning Award recognizes a lifetime of commitment to providing credit and financial guidance to farmers, ranchers and businesses in rural America.

Monson will be presented the award at the ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., on Nov. 6.

Monson has been involved in ag banking for several decades. He was president of Citizens State Bank in Finley, N.D., for more than 30 years and currently serves on its board of directors. Throughout his career, he has testified before Congress and served as chairman of ABA’s Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee. Roger also served as the chairman of the American Institute of Banking, as a board member then chairman of the North Dakota Bankers Association and most recently as a two-term member of the North Dakota State Banking Board.

“I’m truly humbled as I’ve known and looked up to many of the ag bankers who have received this honor in the past,” said Monson.

Monson, a U.S. Air Force veteran and graduate of North Dakota State University, lives in Fargo with his wife, Kathy. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Please join us in congratulating Roger on this great honor!


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