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Five ways to find your balance through debt restructuring

Losing financial balance can be detrimental to a farm business. As some farm families consider restructuring debt to increase liquidity, they must first recognize the issues that got them off-center and create an action plan to find the right balance.​

Cash Is King

With the farm economic reset going into its fifth year, cash and working capital are increasingly difficult to maintain, but efforts to preserve them are critical. Maintaining cash and operational working capital impacts the bottom line and strategic flexibility while providing both short and long-term advantages. ​

Farm Credit Illinois Invests In New Technology

FCI is investing in a cutting-edge technology platform and joining four Farm Credit System peers as a part-owner of Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. The platform features the latest technology and functionality advancements and is building a state-of-the art online banking portal. Look for more details next summer on how this new technology upgrade will affect you leading up to the August transition.​

Apply for a $2000 Farm Credit Agriculture Scholarship

If you’re a high school senior pursuing an ag-related college degree and career, apply for a scholarship today. Deadline is February 28, 2018.​ 

Grants Available to 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters

Groups organizing projects to make a positive impact in their community can apply for a $400 community improvement grant from FCI. Deadline is February 28, 2018.​

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.

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.