Elias F. Klokkenga, son of Alan and Sylvia Klokkenga, is from Emden.
He graduated from the University of Illinois in May of 2011 with a
bachelor's degree in agribusiness and a minor in crop and soil
Klokkenga was a recipient of several scholarships at
the University of Illinois, including the Jonathon Baldwin Turner
Scholarship and the Warren K. Wessels Achievement Award.
While on campus, he was also involved in a number of activities,
including ACES student council, Agriculture and Consumer Economics
Club, and the Student Advancement Committee. He was also a member of
the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity as well as several honorary
fraternities, including Alpha Zeta.
"Eli Klokkenga is an excellent addition to our staff as an ag
lender and farm manager," Aughenbaugh said. "He is an outstanding
young man from a fine Logan County farm family. I am confident that
our customers will enjoy getting to know and working with Eli."
[Text from file received from
State Bank of Lincoln]