The Farm Credit Illinois Jacksonville regional office recently made a $500 investment in the Cass-Morgan County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program. The donation is part of the financial cooperative’s ongoing support of rural communities and agriculture. In 2016, FCI invested more than $245,000 in youth, community, and ag literacy initiatives throughout its 60-county marketplace.
The funds will provide Ag in the Classroom program materials to help educate students in Cass and Morgan Counties about how their food is grown and raised on family farms.
Members of the Jacksonville regional office team annually volunteer at a field day sponsored by the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau which provides students the opportunity to see farm animals and equipment and learn about living and working on the farm.
About Farm Credit Illinois
Farm Credit Illinois is a farmer owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative serving 8,500 farm families, agribusinesses, and rural landowners in the southern 60 counties of Illinois with competitive and flexible financing and crop insurance expertise. The Association manages a $4 billion loan portfolio, provides 1.4 million acres of crop insurance coverage, and employs 210 staff based in the Mahomet central office and 14 regional office locations. The U.S. Farm Credit System supports rural communities, farm families, and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow.