First Farmers State Bank

4001 GE Road Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 663-6200

301 Locust Street Delavan, IL 61734 (309) 244-9277

101 S. Main Avenue Minier, IL 61759 (309) 392-2623

P.O. Box 800 Minier, IL 61759


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(Posted June 18th 2015 @ 9:20 AM )
Hold It!

We are in the process of testing a new telephone on-hold messaging system. Please excuse any "hiccups" you may hear for the next few days if you are placed on hold! We greatly appreciate your patience and will do all we can to minimize the amount of time callers are on hold.

You should hear some First Farmers-specific messages, and we will be adding and changing them over the next week or so. The style and content of what you hear today may be different tomorrow or in a few days. However, if you experience dead air, please contact us at any of our three locations

Again, thank you for your patience!

(Posted May 28th 2015 @ 3:20 PM )

As we launch into summer and the season of storms, hurricanes and the like, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and First Farmers State Bank offer the following seven tips to help you get your financial documents in order before a natural disaster strikes.

“While the first priority is the safety of you and your family, knowing that your banking documents and private financial information are safe gives you one less thing to worry about during stressful times,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The Peoples Bank Co., in Coldwater, Ohio. “Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters can quickly remind us how important it is to be organized and have a plan. Having a financial preparedness plan will protect you and your family from the long-term effects of damaged, destroyed or lost financial documents.”

The following seven tips will help you prepare your financial information before a natural disaster occurs:

  • Keep marriage licenses, birth certificates, adoption papers, property deeds, wills, insurance policies, passports, Social Security cards, car titles or lease contracts, bank …
(Posted May 20th 2015 @ 1:05 PM )
Thanks for Military Service

First Farmers State Bank is grateful to all of the men and women who faithfully served our country in the armed forces. We deeply appreciate your service and the sacrifices you made.

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, we will be closed Monday, May 25. First Farmers will have regular bank hours on the preceding Saturday and Tuesday thereafter. 

(Posted May 20th 2015 @ 12:55 PM )
Congratulations, Graduates!

First Farmers wishes to congratulate all 2015 college and high school graduates!

Whether you're headed off to further your education, joining the work force or opting for military service, we wish you the best in all of your endeavors. Please contact us if you need assistance with any banking need --- establishing your checking or savings accounts, financing upcoming purchases and investing in your own individual retirement account are just a few ways we can help.


(Posted May 6th 2015 @ 4:30 PM )
Pay Your Property Taxes as First Farmers!

The first installment of property taxes is due soon!

All First Farmers State Bank locations accept property tax payments for both Tazewell and McLean Counties. Be sure your bill accompanies your payment, and we will remit your payment to the appropriate county.

You can pay both the first and second installments if you wish, but the deadline for the first installment is June 1.

If you have a question or a dispute about information on your tax bill, please contact the applicable county:

11 S. Fourth St., Suite  308
McKenzie Building
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309)477-2284
Business Hours:  8:00am - 5:00pm

115 E. Washington St., Room M101
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone:  (309)888-5180
Business Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm




(Posted April 20th 2015 @ 5:10 PM )

We are proud to announce that BauerFinancial, Inc. has rated First Farmers a 5-star bank effective March 31, 2015!

BauerFinancial is the nation's bank rating firm, and no financial institution has ever paid them to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded.

Click the 5-star rating seal to read the press release issued by BauerFinancial.




BauerFinancial is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL. For more information about this rating and to see the ratings of other banks and credit unions, go to or call them toll-free at (800) 388-6686.

(Posted January 11th 2015 @ 11:10 PM )
Great Season, Redbirds!

Congratulations to the Illinois State University Redbird football team on a spectacular season!

Read the Pantagraph coverage of the FCS title game here. 

More than just a talented group of athletes, it's also a classy group of men. Click here to read about how they honored the father of an opposing team's player after his unexpected passing.

(Posted December 30th 2014 @ 2:20 PM )

Congratulations to the Illinois State University Redbird Football team!

The Birds are headed to Frisco, TX to face off against fellow Missouri Valley Conference foe North Dakota State University in the 2015 NCAA Division 1 Football Championship on Saturday, January 10. 

Click the Bird below for game details, including ticket and TV schedule information...

Go, Birds!


(Posted December 30th 2014 @ 1:20 PM )

Get ready for the 2015 crop season, and join us for one of three Ag Outlook Meetings!

Representatives from Diversified Crop Insurance Services will be featured speakers at each event. They will provide the latest on the new Farm Bill and share their thoughts on the upcoming crop season. Crop insurance issues will be discussed as well.

First Farmers' Matt Allen, Joe Conroy and Brian Davis will be on hand to answer crop insurance or general banking questions pertaining to your particular farm operation.

Sign up for the event nearest you!

Harvest Cafe, 317 Locust St., Delavan

or call Matt at 309-244-9277

St. John's United Church of Christ, 302 Maple, Minier

or call Joe at 309-392-2623


Avanti's Italian Restaurant, 3302 E. Empire, Bloomington

(Posted November 20th 2014 @ 8:50 AM )
First Farmers' Holiday Hours

First Farmers State Bank will observe these special hours during this holiday season:

Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014:  CLOSED

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014:  OPEN UNTIL 12PM

Christmas Day, December 25, 2014:  CLOSED

New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014:  OPEN UNTIL 3PM

New Year's Day, January 1, 2015:  CLOSED

We will be open for business with regular hours on all other days.

Giving the universal gift of cash?! Currency gift envelopes are available at all 3 branch locations until supplies run out.

First Farmers wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2015!

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