Farm Credit Services of Illinois A True Partner
A big round of applause from the
Champaign County Farm Bureau to Farm Credit Services of Illinois, headquartered
Farm Credit has provided a regular presence at our legislative committee breakfasts and other Farm Bureau sponsored events. They have graciously opened their facilities to our Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee for the annual Come Wine With Us event that is slated this year for Thursday evening, June 21. This is an effort to help educate our urban business friends about agriculture and will also showcase 100 Years of Champaign County Farm Bureau this year with "Ask a Farmer" questions posed to our directors about Farm Bureau history.
In addition to serving
Farm Credit Services of Illinois is
a farmer-owned and farmer-directed cooperative dedicated to delivering
competitive and flexible farm financing and crop insurance expertise. The
Association serves more than 8,400 customer stockholders with $3 billion of
farm and agribusiness loans in addition to crop insurance that covers more than
1.8 million acres. With a service area that includes the southern 60 counties
As a cooperative, Farm Credit’s customer stockholders elect twelve of their peers as directors to the board; two additional directors are appointed as outside directors. The Association is part of the national Farm Credit System created by the U.S. Congress in 1916 to provide a reliable source of credit for the nation's farmers. Today, the System is a network of cooperatives providing more than one-third of the credit needed by those who live and work in Rural America. Although the System is a Government Sponsored Enterprise (G.S.E.), Farm Credit is completely self-sustaining and operates without financial support from the federal government. Farm Credit is committed to improving the quality of life for farmers and Rural America through its commitment to expert financial services and advice while developing partnership-based relationships with agricultural customers.