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  • Focus on Farming 2016 Calendar Form
  • A Woman Making Bacon in the Barn
  • Member Appreciation Events 2015
  • Celebrating Farm Credit's Centennial
  • Justin Lamb Photographer
  • Stephanie Butler Photographer

El Niño: Could It Be Good for Corn and Soybean Production?

The NOAA says the “forecaster consensus” is for a strong El Niño event that has a 90 percent chance of persisting through fall and an 85 percent chance of lasting through winter. What does this mean for major crops across America?​

FCI Awards Grants to 4-H & FFA Youth

4-H clubs and FFA chapters throughout central and southern Illinois will implement valuable improvement projects in their community thanks to grants provided by Farm Credit Illinois. FCI awarded 51 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $250 grants to establish projects that will make their communities better places to live.​

2015 Class of Farm Credit Agriculture Scholars Recognized

The 2015 Farm Credit Agriculture Scholars were named at a scholarship luncheon in Mahomet on May 28. Each scholar receives $1,500 from Farm Credit to use towards their agriculture-related college education.

Stockholder Leadership Opportunities

Have you ever considered serving on Farm Credit’s Nominating Committee or Board of Directors? If so, the 2015 Nominating Committee wants to hear from you by July 15. Later this summer, the committee will be reviewing potential candidates and selecting a slate of candidates to present at the Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting.

Advice For Millennials

The new generation of agriculture producers is like a tidal wave, adding new energy and a different realm of thinking to the dynamic agriculture industry. The millennial generation, those 18 to 34 years of age, is eager to take the reins, seeking their legacy in the agriculture industry as producers, agribusiness persons, lenders, and other stakeholders.

2014 Crop Yield Results for FCI's Territory

​Illinois Farm Bureau's March 2, 2015 edition of FarmWeek published information recently reported by the National Agricultural Statistic Service on the 2014 corn and soybean yield and production for all Illinois counties. The statewide information has been broken down for the 60 counties of the Farm Credit Illinois territory.

Challenges Ahead for Ag in 2015?

A recent newsletter survey asked readers “As you prepare for the new year, what is one issue or challenge facing the agriculture industry or your own farm business that concerns you most?” More than 200 responses were received and were classified into categories.

On The Block

Farm Credit Illinois is attempting to maintain a comprehensive 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