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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
  • Annual Report 2016
  • Voss Pecans in Clinton County

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.​


2016 Annual Report Now Available

2016 proved to be a year of unmistakable change for members of the farming industry as the ag economy downturn took root. Yet, your financial cooperative remains strong and prepared for what’s next. Our strategic focus remained centered on credit quality, stable earnings, and growth.​


Cultivating Master Farmers Recruiting Class of 2019

Recruitment is underway for the Cultivating Master Farmers Class of 2019. This program brings together a class of young farmers and Prairie Farmer Master Farmers for an exchange of knowledge and ideas. Young farmers have until March 31, 2017, to apply for an opening in the Class of 2019.


The Logic Behind A Resilient Business

Emotions can hinder any business decisions in both the prosperous and challenging times. While those hasty decisions may not break an operation in the good times, farmers must interject logic through proactive planning and objective assessment to ensure their business remains sustainable and profitable as the economic reset continues.​


T.I.P. Technology Information Protection: Securing Mobile Devices

A lot of personal information is stored on mobile devices. If an unsecured cell phone, laptop, or tablet is stolen or misplaced, hackers can easily steal your identity or use your information to perform illegal activities. Following simple T.I.P. procedures when using a mobile device makes it more difficult for your information to be discovered and better protects you from the expensive and challenging process of recovering from identity theft.​


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 www.farmcreditIL.com/auctioninfo or send a web link of the auction sale bill to info@farmcreditIL.com.


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.​


Expectations for Fed Policy in 2017 & Beyond

The recent vote to increase interest rates was met with stride by the market, but what does this decision say about the state of the U.S. economy and federal debt levels? How much more are rates currently expected to climb in the next few years?​