Ames National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through banking segment. The Company owns five banking subsidiaries consisting of two national banks and three state-chartered banks. All of its operations are conducted in the State of Iowa and primarily within the central and north central Iowa counties of Boone, Hancock, Marshall, Polk and Story where the Company's banking subsidiaries are located. The Banks offer a range of deposit services, including checking accounts, savings accounts and time deposits of various types, ranging from money market accounts to longer-term certificates of deposit. The Banks also offer retirement accounts, such as individual retirement accounts (IRAs). It provides financial products, such as Internet banking and trust services for customers and communities. It offers all basic types of credit to their local communities and surrounding rural areas.