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Farm Credit Illinois is committed to providing valuable and relevant agricultural content to member-owners. Encouraging life-long learning enhances the success of their agricultural enterprise and provides the opportunity to develop relationships with peers throughout our service area.


Class Schedule for 2017

Keep the Family Farming: Estate and Succession Planning 101
Get ready to create and begin a practical transition plan for your farm business with Dr. Shannon Ferrell of Oklahoma State University.

Date:  January 9, 2017

Location & Time:       
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
I-Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South 1st Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Date:  January 10, 2017

Location & Time:       
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton St. Louis-Fairview Heights
319 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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Dr. Ferrell’s morning workshop, “Keeping the Family (and the Farm) Together,” will focus on three key components of estate planning including:

• Beginning the transition process
• Communicating effectively
• Planning for farm business succession

In his​ afternoon session, Dr. Ferrell will dive into a practical approach through his estate

​​​​planning workbook each participant will receive. His strategies will include:

• Estate planning in the transition process
• Putting your plan into action​

Registration:  Open to all FCI members.

SIGN UP for January 2017 Estate Planning 101​​​​​


Young Farmer Retreat - 2017

Make connections with your farmer peers and increase your agriculture economic knowledge with Dr. Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.

February 1 & 2, 2017

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Downtown-Union Station
123 West Lousiana Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Members 35 or younger

​​​Contact your regional office FCI relationship manager to express interest​​​​​​


Farmer CEO Summit 
Tap into a broad network of like-minded growers with the potential to discover innovations that will further increase the success of your operation during sessions with Dr. Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.

July 27-28, 2017


St Louis, MO 

Experienced farmers (FCI members) who are progressive, growth and opportunity oriented, strategic, executive and business minded, people managers and entrepreneurial


Contact your regional office FCI relationship manager to express interest