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 Friday @ 11:30 AM )

Attention all ag producers!

Mark your calendars today for one of First Farmers Annual Ag Outlook Meetings...

February 5, 2016 at Avanti's Restaurant, Bloomington
February 12, 2016 at Harvest Cafe, Delavan
February 19, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ, Minier

More details will be available in the next few weeks.

Questions? Contact ag specialists Matt Allen, Joe Conroy or Brian Davis.

(Posted Friday @ 11:10 AM )
Join us at the Peoria Farm Show!

If you are going to be attending the Greater Peoria Farm Show December 1-3, we invite you to stop by and see us! 

First Farmers booth will be located in the Exhibit Hall of the Peoria Civic Center (booth #741), and our ag specialists Matt Allen, Joe Conroy and Brian Davis would love for you to stop and visit. While you're there, be sure to register* to win our grand prize... basketball tickets to see Illinois State play Bradley at Redbird Arena!

*You must register in person at the First Farmers booth at the Peoria Farm Show to be eligible to win.

(Posted November 23rd 2015 @ 11:20 AM )

Download the "special needs list" for Bloomington's adopt-a-family collection here!


(Posted October 22nd 2015 @ 4:20 PM )

How EMV Chip Cards Work

New technology is coming to your debit and credit cards. Financial institutions like First Farmers State Bank are embracing EMV standards, which can help reduce fraud and keep your accounts more secure. So when your next debit card comes in the mail, it may have an EMV chip embedded in it.

Here’s a closer look at how these cards work.

EMV cards 101

EMV cards are named after the companies that developed the enhanced technology, Europay, MasterCard and Visa. The cards generally have a small metallic-colored square on the front, embedded

(Posted October 15th 2015 @ 4:55 PM )
Changes Coming to Illinois Auto Renewals


Due to the lack of a state budget, the Secretary of State's office is suspending the mailing of vehicle registration renewal reminder notices. By suspending this service, which will save approximately $450,000 per month, the office will be able to prolong the ability to mail vehicle registration renewal stickers, titles and license plates to vehicle owners for a few months longer before the postage account is depleted.

Vehicle owners are encouraged to be mindful of their vehicle registration status.

(Posted October 13th 2015 @ 3:10 PM )
Hazardous Waste Collection This Saturday

Got old cans of oil paint sitting in your garage? How about CFL bulbs, lawn chemicals or old gasoline?

McLean County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of specified household hazardous waste (HHW) materials this Saturday. Sorry, no business or commercially generated waste will be accepted at this event. 

The event is organized by the Ecology Action Center in Bloomington. Details are as follows:

DATE:  Saturday, October 17
TIME:  8am to 2pm
LOCATION:  Mitsubishi Motors parking lot

(Posted October 5th 2015 @ 10:25 AM )

October 4-10 is National 4-H Week

First Farmers is a proud supporter of 4-H in both Tazewell and McLean Counties, and several of our employees are "4-H Alumni" with some fond memories of their time spent in it...

  • Tammy Adair (Delavan) was in 4-H for one year in Tazewell County. She says, "I loved the cooking projects" and remembers winning a ribbon for her brownies.
  • Matt Allen (Delavan) was a ten-year member of the Delavan Aces club (Tazewell County). His favorite project was showing swine. Says Matt, "My first year showing pigs at the Tazewell County 4-H Fair,
(Posted September 28th 2015 @ 10:55 AM )
Free ISU Football Tailgate Passes!

If you're looking for some fun and free food before Illinois State University home football games, look no further than First Farmers! We are proud to "back the Birds!"

Tailgate passes will be available on a first come, first served basis at our Bloomington branch location about one week prior to each home football game in the 2015 season, but quantities are limited. The pass allows you entry into the Famous Dave's tent for free food and beverages, AND it gives you a chance to win a Tailgate Prize Pack to be awarded at the end of the end of the season! 

The Reggie link lists all participating tailgate sponsors.

Go Birds!

(Posted September 2nd 2015 @ 8:35 AM )
Last Chance to Win a Weber!

First Farmers customers... if you haven't submitted your entry into one of our Weber grill drawings yet, you have one last chance!

Our final drawing will take place in Delavan on Thursday, September 3. You can drop off your entry slip at the Delavan branch or call (309)244-9277 to be entered.

And if you're in the area, be sure to stop in at the Delavan branch between 11am-1pm Friday, September 4 for our 18th annual Customer Appreciation Cookout! Get a hot dog from one of our "First Farmers Grillmasters", chips, drink and dessert. As part of our 140th

(Posted August 21st 2015 @ 4:55 PM )
Proudly Supporting Green Top Grocery

The Bloomington-Normal community will soon have another food-buying choice, and First Farmers is proud to help support it!

Green Top Grocery will be a full-service grocery store offering locally sourced and sustainably raised food. Although our community is fortunate to have Farmers Markets, there are several local farmers who produce more than can be sold at those venues. Green Top will provide them with an alternative for selling their products and provide the public with opportunities to eat healthy and support the local producers who feed

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