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You Know You’re a Farmer When…

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Agriculture, Being Thankful, Community by vgmforbin |

Farming is a lifestyle, and with that, comes little twists that make those in the Ag industry a bit different from the rest of the world.  At Security State Bank, we would like to honor the 44th National Agriculture Day and the incredible individuals that make it possible, by sharing our favorite farm-style quirks.   […]

Agriculture: The Backbone of Iowa

Posted on March 7th, 2017 in Agriculture, Being Thankful, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

Iowa State Fair DO’s and DON’TS

Posted on July 20th, 2016 in Agriculture, Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

  The fair is coming the fair is coming! Starting August 5, swarms of eager Iowans will descend upon the city of Des Moines for the annual Iowa State Fair. This long awaited tradition is a culmination of the year’s best culinary, entertainment, and educational endeavors. This fair season take note of these key activities […]

Knee High by the Fourth of July: Sweet Corn Recipes

Posted on July 15th, 2016 in Agriculture, Budgeting, General by vgmforbin |

  Summertime and sweet corn go hand-in-hand, and this savory treat is one of the highlights of every summer meal! As the old saying goes, sweet corn is growing well when it reaches knee high by the fourth of July. It’s past the 4th and this year’s crop is already well past the shoulder! Make […]

Iowa Hay by Numbers

Posted on June 15th, 2016 in Agriculture, Community, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

Agriculture is the back bone of Iowa. Made up of honest, hard-working men and women, the farmers of today have incredible challenges to overcome. Luckily 2016 is predicted to sustain plenty of rain and sun in these beginning summer months. Lookout this season for growing hay and alfalfa as the temperatures continue to climb! With […]

How-To Grow a Bountiful Garden in 7 Easy Steps

Posted on March 25th, 2016 in Agriculture, Being Thankful, Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

Spring is almost here! Dust the rust off your gardening gear and get ready to start planting some perennials! With so many fun and colorful ways to spruce up your landscape, try some of these helpful gardening tips to help you get started courtesy of Security State Bank! Don’t be a Plunker. Have you ever […]

Cold or Not Too Cold? Farmer’s Almanac Predictions for This Winter

Posted on November 6th, 2015 in Agriculture, Community by SSBblogger |

Sorry, New England. This winter just isn’t your winter… again. Since 1818, Farmer’s Almanac has provided long-range weather predictions with surprising accuracy, thanks to a secret formula by founder Robert. B. Thomas. Evolving science and technology have helped the trusted weather forecaster increase in accuracy and fan following. This year, Almanac warns that Mother Nature […]

Sweet Corn Recipes and the Impact of Local Agriculture in Eastern Iowa

Posted on July 29th, 2015 in Agriculture by SSBblogger |

  Close your eyes and think back to your childhood summers spent on the farm. Those days included playing outside all day and coming inside for dinner with a side of golden, Iowa sweet corn. There’s nothing like summer meals filled with sweet corn.

Farming Quotes to Get You Ready for Planting Season

Posted on April 10th, 2015 in Agriculture by vgmforbin |

Just in time for planting season, Security State Bank of Independence wants to bring you farming inspiration. Planting season brings the dawning of farming time and starts the process towards harvest. Planting season can mean long days and lack of sleep, so Security State Bank wants to bring you motivation to keep going. Life is […]

The Security State Pig, Pork and Bacon Challenge

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 in Agriculture by SSBblogger |

When we first started thinking about ways to celebrate National Pork Month during October, we had a brainstorming session. Ideas ranged from giving all of our customers who came by our offices a slab of bacon (a little too expensive) to a pig petting zoo (a little too messy). We were almost out of ideas […]