Jessica Bailey has joined Hometown Bank as agricultural lending relationship manager in Neosho.

Bailey specializes in providing complete financial solutions for farmers and ranchers. She holds a master’s degree in agriculture and economics from Missouri State University. She also holds a degree from Crowder College in livestock production. She brings six years of commercial and agribusiness banking experience.  

She is a member of the Newton County Farm Bureau and the Newton County Cattlemen’s Association. In addition, she serves on the Crowder College Agricultural Department Advisory Board. Bailey is a published author and blogger. She is a regular contributor to Ozarks Farm & Neighbor magazine.

“We are delighted to have Jessica join our highly experienced lending team,” said Lonnie Heckmaster, president and CEO of Hometown. “Her lifelong commitment to agriculture, knowledge of the local market and banking expertise make her exceptionally suited to meeting the needs of our customers.”