Why Choose Us

Choose the largest farm management group in Kansas.

First National Bank of Hutchinson is the sixth largest Farm Management group in the country, and the largest in Kansas. We manage over 230,000 acres in 73 of 105 Kansas counties, and in Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas, with a total of 1,030 farm operators. Our owners consist of individuals, institutions and foundations.

We are adept at all management aspects of farm property.

We manage a wide variety of operations:

  • Field crops (including wheat, milo, corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sunflowers, cotton, canola, and other specialty crops)
  • Dryland and irrigated crops
  • Pasture, rangeland and cattle herds
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Wildlife management
  • Government farm programs

With the complexity of government programs, you can trust us to manage your land according to government regulations, and to help with crop insurance and Farm Service Agency (FSA) matters. Dealing with these issues can easily become a full-time job. But at The First, the job is ours.

Most of our customers are absentee landowners who have inherited land, or retired and moved elsewhere. We understand keeping the land is a long-term investment and a way to diversify your portfolio.

Above all, we tailor our management styles to you. Whether you are retired and rely on your land for income, or you are a landowner who enjoys outdoor recreation, we know how to work with you.

Experts in the Field.

It is not unusual for each of our Farm Managers to log 45,000 miles out on the road each year, going from field to field. It’s our job to spot potential problems and opportunities long before numbers change on a chart. Why should our mileage matter to you? If you are looking for a team to manage your land, you should find the people who know the land best.

Our feet-on-the-ground practices mean you receive the most realistic, thorough reports available. Our knowledge of the production side of agribusiness translates to better purchasing and spending decisions. And our close relationships with tenants make us fully aware of the day-to-day operations and better able to keep you fully informed as to every aspect of your property.

In addition to detailed reports, our Farm Management Team will send regular e-mail communications with digital images of the land and property. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and at First National Bank, we want to provide the clearest view of what the numbers mean.