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  • Careers at Farm Credit Illinois
  • Mobile App Now Available for Online Banking
  • Bill and Michelle Unland from Cass County, Illinois
  • Farm Fresh Members Market
  • 2018 Focus on Farming Calendar Contest - Now Open
  • FCI Offices Closed Memorial Day

How to find your competitive edge through learning opportunities

Embracing knowledge, capitalizing on opportunities, and fine-tuning their businesses helps farmers find their competitive edge in today’s ag economy.​

Stockholder Leadership Opportunities

If you have ever considered serving on Farm Credit's nominating committee or board of directors, the 2017 nominating committee wants to know. Fill out a candidate interest form to submit your name and information by July 15. Following the deadline, the committee will review potential candidates to present at the Association's 2017 annual meeting.​

Loan Payment Calculator

The loan calculator is a handy tool to compute a loan's payment amount at various payment intervals based on the principal amount borrowed, the length of the loan and the annual interest rate. It will also create an amortization schedule report for you.

On The Block

Farm Credit Illinois is maintaining a list of upcoming farmland auctions in the Association's 60-county marketplace. If you have an auction to include, please submit a form at or send a web link of the auction sale bill to

Promote Your Local Products On Farm Fresh Members Market

Do you produce retail agriculture products that are sold locally? Help FCI celebrate farm fresh retail products grown and sold by members. If your operation includes a retail ag business, sign up to be featured in the Farm Fresh Members Market.

Enduring the ups & downs of the agriculture roller coaster

Farmers with the staying power to endure twists and turns possess common traits and practices through both the prosperous and challenging cycles of the ag economy.​

STAYING POWER: Is Volatility Friend Or Foe?

Is volatility in farming a friend or a foe? And how is today different from the 80s? FCI’s Steve Witges offers his insight and expertise on these questions in this issue of Staying Power.

INTERESTing TIMES: How the Fed Rate Impacts Farmland & Export Prices

Following the increase in the Fed Funds Rate at the FOMC meeting in March, the committee predicts at least two more .25% rate hikes before the end of the year. Higher interest rates traditionally have several domino effects, many of which impact the agriculture industry - from land to export to interest prices.​

Farm Credit Names 2017 Agriculture Scholars

The recipients of nearly $50,000 of scholarships to high school seniors throughout central and southern Illinois pursuing agriculture-related majors and future careers were announced last week by Farm Credit Illinois. FCI awarded 24 high school seniors a $2,000 agriculture scholarship; two are designated as Urban Agriculture Scholars.​