Farm Credit Illinois provides reliable, consistent credit and crop insurance expertise to 11,000 farm families in central and southern Illinois.
The core purpose is Helping Farm Families Succeed and the Farm Credit Illinois revolves around helping Rural America thrive today and tomorrow. They pride themselves on providing expertise in agriculture and the products farmers need to protect their livelihood.
Farm Credit Illinois has 210 staff based in 14 regional offices throughout its 60-county territory in central and southern Illinois. Supporting farm families, agribusinesses, and rural communities. Beyond providing financing and crop insurance, investing in the communities is important to this business. Annually, Farm Credit contributes $300,000 and 2,000 volunteer hours to the youth, charities, and communities in central and southern Illinois. Plus, they are passionate about the next generation of farmers. With their new program FreshRoots, it provides young and beginning farmers lending assistance and learning incentives to farmers up to age 40 or in their first 10 years of farming. Participants can earn discounted interest rates and up to $2,000 for attending learning workshops.
Farm Credit Illinois is more than a lending institution. They understand the agriculture industry and are dedicated to Helping Farm Families Succeed today and tomorrow. Unlike other lending institutions, Farm Credit Illinois is specialized in agriculture and rural communities. Staff are dedicated to Helping Farm Families Succeed because that is what they were charted to do over 100 years ago. FCI is a cooperative so the business is owned locally by members and are governed by a board of directors who face the same daily challenges as their members.