Rural Marketplace Investments

Farm Credit makes annual investments in support of the Illinois agriculture community. Contributions support Farm Credit’s vision for a vibrant agriculture industry, sustainable family farm businesses, and healthy rural communities throughout our service area.

Additionally, Farm Credit established permanent endowments to support farmdoc, University of Illinois College of ACES, Southern Illinois University School of Agricultural Sciences, Illinois 4-H Youth Development, Illinois Association FFA, Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders, Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation, and an Ag-vocacy Fund.

Farm Credit Illinois’ annual investments include support for the following organizations and events:

  • Agrisafe Nurse Scholars
  • Carle Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety
  • Developmental Services Center
  • farmdoc Platinum Sponsorship
  • Feeding Illinois Food Banks
  • Illinois 4-H Youth Development
  • Illinois AgrAbility
  • Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation
  • Illinois Agriculture Roundtable Legislative Day
  • Illinois Agri-Women
  • Illinois Association FFA
  • Illinois Association of Vocational Ag Teachers
  • Illinois Auctioneers Association
  • Illinois Beef Association
  • Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Rural Appraisers
  • Illinois Cooperative Council
  • Illinois Corn Growers Association
  • Illinois Dairy Industry
  • Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders
  • Illinois Farmers Union
  • Illinois FFA Convention Newsroom
  • Illinois Fire Service Institute Grain Bin Rescue Fund
  • Illinois Pork Producers Association
  • Illinois Rural Partners
  • Illinois Soil & Water Conservation’s STAR Field Signs
  • Illinois Soybean Association
  • Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference
  • Illinois State Fair Agriculture Day
  • Illinois State Fair Agriculture Media Tent
  • Kaskaskia College agriculture program
  • Lincoln Land Community College agriculture program
  • Master Showmanship Contest
  • Parkland College agriculture program
  • Sangamon River Music Festival
  • SIU Youth Cooperative Institute
  • Southern Illinois University College of Agricultural Sciences
  • University of Illinois College of ACES
  • Urbana’s Market at the Square
  • Women Changing the Face of Agriculture

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