Farm Credit employees live and work in the communities they serve. Their deep understanding of agriculture enables them to provide knowledgeable and effective service to farm families, rural landowners, and agribusinesses. FCI is committed to improving the quality of life for farmers and Rural America while fulfilling its core purpose of Helping Farm Families Succeed.
Farm Credit Illinois is
a farmer owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative serving the southern 60 counties in Illinois
- Offers competitive and flexible financing to farm families, rural landowners, and agribusinesses
- Provides on-farm financial and crop insurance expertise to farmers and farmland owners
- Owned by 8,690 members
- Headquartered in Mahomet with 14 regional offices throughout the service area
- 235 full-time employees
- $4.34 billion loan portfolio
- 1.2 million acres of crop insurance coverage
Farm Credit Illinois supports rural communities, farm families, and agriculture with constructive credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.
BUILT ON THESE CORE FOUNDATIONAL VALUES
FCI peers treat one another in a caring and responsive way usually reserved for family. From sustaining family farms for future generations to providing for our children, FCI emphasizes the importance of family in a multitude of ways.
Regardless of the circumstances, we treat our members and each other with respect, accept differences, and hold ourselves accountable through thick and thin.
Employees develop connections with members and peers through a foundation of trust, transparency, and support. We build and maintain deep and lasting bonds so others know they can depend on us when the need arises.
Whether it be risk management, loan advisement and preparation, or field support, FCI employees are specialists in our roles. We embrace lifelong learning and career development opportunities to provide exceptional service.
Our strong, deep-seeded ties to the members and industry we serve are at the core of the work we do. This commitment makes us advocates for agriculture and links us beyond the work day – in our hearts and our ambitions.
Farm Credit Illinois is Farmer-Owned
We're a farmer owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative dedicated to supporting farm families, agribusinesses, and rural landowners with competitive and flexible financing and crop insurance expertise. The Association serves 10,000 farm families with $4.34 billion of farm and agribusiness loans and 1.2 million net acres of crop insurance coverage. FCI employs 220 staff based in the Mahomet central office and 14 regional office locations throughout its 60-county service area in central and southern Illinois.
As a cooperative, FCI's voting member-owners elect 12 of their peers as directors to the board and two additional individuals are appointed as outside directors. The Board of Directors ensures the cooperative carries out its mission.
FARM CREDIT SYSTEM
The Association is part of the national Farm Credit System created by U.S. Congress in 1916 to support rural communities, farm families, and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Today, the System is a network of cooperatives providing more then one-third of the credit needed by those who live and work in Rural America. Although the System is a Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE), Farm Credit is completely self-sustaining and operates without financial support from the federal government. FCI is one of 68 local Associations in the Farm Credit System. The System is a nationwide network of farmer owned credit cooperatives lending to agriculture and Rural America. To learn more about Farm Credit, visit the links below.