Bill Dress and Coco, Ranch & Home 4-H participant with her animals

If you’ve been in business since 1974, you’re likely doing something right. Such is the case for family-owned Ranch & Home, based in the Tri-Cities. What started as one farm store in Kennewick has grown into four locations across Washington and Oregon. Bill Dress, co-owner of Ranch & Home, is proud of the company he and his brother and father have built and is grateful for the communities that have supported them along the way.

For Ranch & Home’s owners, giving back is a way of taking care of the place where you live and the people that live there. From sports tournaments to law enforcement to conservation, Ranch & Home’s impact in the community is broad.

Having been deemed an essential business during the pandemic, Ranch & Home has been a vital provider of supplies for families when they’ve needed them most. With their team’s interests at heart, Bill and his family also chose to increase employee wages during April.

When Columbia Bank reached out to Bill about the Pass It On Project, he jumped at the chance to help. A firm believer in supporting youth development programs, Bill is supplying bags of feed to kids in the 4H program to help them feed their animals. Columbia Bank is picking up the tab. With so much uncertainty around whether these young people will be able to show and sell their livestock at the state fair this year, this gift will go a long way toward lessening a financial burden, while making sure their animals stay fed.