Farmers Bank and Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI) jointly announced the addition of Ann Kinder as a financial advisor with Farmers Investment Professionals located at Farmers Bank. Kinder has been employed and licensed in the financial industry since 1986 and holds her Series 7, Series 63, Series 66 and life and health insurance licenses. "I am thrilled to be associated with Farmer’s Bank and Investment Professionals, Inc.," said Kinder. "The atmosphere at Farmers is personal and friendly, while the professional connections afforded through IPI are invaluable. I look forward to helping individuals, families and the local business communities reach their financial goals." In her spare time, she teaches finance and investing classes at the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

Covering Greenwood and Fort Smith, Ann will provide local access to a broad range of financial products and services. Clients will have access to financial, retirement, legacy and education planning services, mutual funds, individual stocks, fixed income securities, annuities and insurance products. "We feel fortunate to have a person of Ann Kinder’s caliber and expertise providing investment services to our customers and to the community," said Ed Wilkinson, President of Farmers Bank. "If you don’t presently have a financial plan or need to revamp your old plan, I have every confidence that Ann’s solid financial advice can help change your future. I invite everyone to join me in welcoming her to our community."


Headquartered in Greenwood, Ark., Farmers Bank has been servicing clients since 1907 and is among the oldest banks in Arkansas still operating under its original charter as when it was organized and established. Today, Farmers Bank is recognized for its financial strength and its commitment to personal service. With assets of nearly $200 million, Farmers Bank is large enough to provide a multitude of financial services and yet small enough to provide personal banking to our customers. Additional information regarding Farmers Bank can be found by visiting


Farmers Investment Professionals offers securities and advisory Services through Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI). IPI is a privately-owned Texas-based financial planning, asset management and risk mitigation firm, specializes in working with community banks to help their customers achieve a more secure financial future. IPI is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and is partnered with over 140 financial institutions in more than 26 states with assets in size ranging from $50 million to $10 billion. IPI was founded in 1992 and has assets under management of over $6 billion for over 90,000 clients nationwide. Additional information regarding Investment Professionals, Inc. can be found by visiting