Earl and Wanda Barrs

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Earl and Wanda Barrs

We’re a bank in the business of growing businesses. Each quarter, Planters First Bank recognizes customers who have chosen to partner with us to help make their business goals a reality. Customer service isn’t an afterthought; it’s at the core of everything we do. Our goal is to help you succeed - because when you succeed, we succeed.

Congratulations, Earl and Wanda Barrs, for being named 2020’s Forest Landowner of the Year. Their peers nominated them as being exemplars, the Forest Landowners Association’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding landowners and forestry professionals who set the example of being stewards of their resources, informing the public or advancing the economic viability of working forests.

Jamie Langham, Planters First Bank of Macon, Vice President Commercial Lending, had the following to say, “Earl and Wanda Barrs are the gold standard of forest and land management, but more importantly, they are great people. We are very fortunate to have them at Planters First Bank.”

Earl and Wanda Barrs have been longtime customers with Planters First Bank. The firm values and ethics of this company, coupled with their leadership team, equals unbeatable results! Residing in Middle Georgia, The Barrs share their passion for sustainable forestry by using their 1,500-acre Tree Farm, Gully Branch, as an outdoor environmental classroom that offers an experience like no other for students, educators, forestry professionals, and others. Each year, hundreds of children and adults come to learn about sustainable forestry. The Barrs have merged their intense love of forestry and education to create learning opportunities that will impact their community for generations.


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