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  • Celebrating Farm Credit's Centennial
  • Careers at Farm Credit Illinois
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  • Reggie and Norma Jean Dowell

How Farmers Effectively Manage Debt with Interest Rate Strategies

As farmers begin to tighten their belt and prepare for the new reality in agriculture, they are monitoring debt by looking for ways to lower their cost of financing.

FCI Stockholder Leadership Opportunities

Have you ever considered serving on Farm Credit's Nominating Committee or Board of Directors? If so, the 2016 nominating committee wants to know. Fill out a candidate interest form to submit your name and information by July 15. Following the deadline, the committee will review potential candidates to present at the Association's 2016 annual meeting. 

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

It's Not Rocket Science: Going Back to the Basics

An online comment made after a presentation on the economic reset and need for solid 2016 financial management caught my attention: "These guys are getting paid to make it sound like rocket science!" While this comment was made in jest, I believe this period of economic reset requires good, old-fashioned basics of financial management - nothing as complicated as rocket science.

"Fresh Perspectives” Honorees Announced on National Ag Day

Farm Credit has announced the top 100 “Fresh Perspectives” visionaries being recognized nationally as leaders changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. Read about Farm Credit Illinois’ four honorees and the other top 100 here.​

Farm Credit Illinois Receives Best-In-Class Rating

Avatar Solutions, a leading provider of employee surveys and consulting, recently recognized Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) as Best-in-Class for employee engagement.​

Farm Credit Reports Nine Percent Growth In 2015

The cooperative’s financial results for the 2015 calendar year are now available. Highlights include an increased loan volume, strong credit quality, and stable net income.