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 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!

(Posted November 12th 2014 @ 5:25 PM )
Know Your Limits Before You Deck the Halls

The holiday season is upon us! Before you start holiday shopping and decking the halls, be sure you know your daily debit card purchase and ATM withdrawal limits. During business hours, First Farmers Personal Bankers will be glad to answer any questions you have:


  • BLOOMINGTON:  (309) 663-6200
  • DELAVAN:  (309) 244-9277
  • MINIER:  (309) 392-2623

And keep tabs on your debit card transactions easily with the free SHAZAM BOLT$ app! Enroll your debit card and set up your preferences for the types of alerts you'd like to receive.

Happy holidays from First Farmers State Bank!

(Posted October 30th 2014 @ 3:15 PM )

On Friday, October 10, members of the Olympia High School FFA chapter worked with First Farmers State Bank and Grainland Cooperative in Minier to provide meals for farmers.

The FFA grilled pork burgers donated by Darrell and Mary Lee Springer, and served apples donated by Christian Kropf Farms, and chips, cookies, and beverages donated by First Farmers. More than 100 free meals were served to farmers bringing their fall harvest into the elevator.

Many monetary donations were made to the Olympia FFA, and chapter members were very appreciative of the support from local farmers. All of the members who helped served the meals really enjoyed it and loved recognizing those who help to feed and fuel our world.

Pictured left to right are: Isaac Riegler (OHS), Josh Kindred (OHS), Shelby Gordon (OHS), Joe Conroy (First Farmers State Bank) Kathryn Justus (Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor),  Rachael Koch (OHS), Bailey Hoerbert (OHS), and Jenna Kindred (OHS). 

(Posted October 20th 2014 @ 4:00 PM )
Scholarship Opportunity Available!

First Farmers State Bank is participating in the scholarship essay competition sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation for Community Banking. All high school seniors intent on pursuing higher education are encouraged to apply! 

A total of $23,000 will be awarded to Illinois high school students, and there will be winners from each of CBAI’s 13 regions around the state. The top monetary prize of $4,000 ($1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education) will be given to the student whose essay is judged the best from among the state regions. This year’s essay theme is “The Importance of Community Banking”. The first- and second-place essay winners from the other regions will be awarded $1,000 and $500, respectively. Also, an additional $500 will be awarded to the school of the overall state winner.

to download the application
and essay competition rules


Please drop off the completed application with TWO copies of your written essay to one of our three banking locations no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 22, 2015. First Farmers will …

(Posted October 16th 2014 @ 3:35 PM )

As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, First Farmers State Bank added its support to an event for some of Bloomington-Normal's future business leaders. On October 13, Greg Forbes Siegman, Founder & CEO of The 11-10-02 Foundation, appeared at Illinois State University and delivered the Bright IDEA Learning Series lecture. The annual event is co-sponsored by the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at ISU and the Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship. Siegman, whose real-life story serves as the basis for The Silhouette Man by Jillip Paxson, focused his talk on innovation, thinking methodologies and the search for meaningful ideas. To further encourage the students to give thought to what they can do to develop innovative businesses with a positive social impact, First Farmers purchased copies of The Silhouette Man for selected attendees.

The annual Bright IDEA Learning Series lecture (and a class visit) for the Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Illinois State University featuring speaker Greg Forbes Siegman (back
row left). First Farmers State Bank ordered copies of The Silhouette Man for selected students.

(Posted October 16th 2014 @ 3:10 PM )

Cardholder Notice from First Farmers State Bank regarding SHAZAM BOLT$

Beginning October 22, any transaction alerts you receive through the SHAZAM BOLT$ mobile app will come to you via a new email address:

To ensure you receive these emails in a timely manner — and to prevent them from being delivered to your Spam or Junk folder — please review your filter settings and make any changes necessary to ensure the email address is marked as safe to be delivered to your Inbox.

If you have any questions, please call your local Branch at:

  • Minier (309)392-2623,
  • Delavan (309)244-9277,
  • Bloomington (309)663-6200, OR
  • Toll Free (800)441-2265


BOLT$ is a tool to help you fight debit card fraud and allows you to track card transactions online. If you are not yet a BOLT$ user, consider signing up today! Click the image below for details...

(Posted September 15th 2014 @ 12:40 PM )

Each First Farmers State Bank branch location holds a drawing for a Weber Grill as part of our Customer Appreciation Cookout celebration. Thanks to all who registered for the drawings!  

Our 2014 winners are:

Minier branch winner:  STEWART STEINER 
(with First Farmers' Mary K Cox)

Delavan branch winner:  TINA LUSHER (back left)
with daughters and First Farmers' Heather Ibbotson
(back right)

Bloomington branch winner:  LUCIAN FOLLICK

We especially wish to thank ALL of our customers for their business. Your continued business and loyalty is greatly appreciated! 

(Posted August 27th 2014 @ 4:00 PM )

First Farmers now a mobile app available to help protect you from fraud... and allow you to track your accounts!

Introducing SHAZAM BOLT$!

With the SHAZAM BOLT$ app, you can automatically receive email alerts 24/7 whenever a debit card purchase is made where your card is not present (such as telephone or internet orders). You're also notified when potentially fraudulent activity occurs, including puchases for large amounts or transactions in foreign countries. You'll know right away whether the purchases are valid... so you can call immediately and put a stop to any fraud.

Plus, SHAZAM BOLT$ lets you check your account... anytime, anywhere! 

With Bolt$, you can access balance information on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. 

Enrolling is easy!

To enroll, download SHAZAM BOLT$ for free from the Apple App Store, Google Play or go to Click the "New Mobile Card User" option and then enter the full card number for your First Farmers First Check Visa Debit Card to become eligible for the service.

If you need additional guidance, simply download the Bolt$ Cardholder User Guide.


(Posted July 17th 2014 @ 2:05 PM )

Please join First Farmers State Bank for one of our 2014 Field Day events. An agronomist from Diversified Services, Inc. will provide a market udpate and facilitate discussion leading into fall decision-making.

First Farmers State Bank employees will be available to discuss any specific crop insurance or general banking questions you may have.


3 dates/locations to choose from:

Zimmer Farm
229 2800th St., San Jose

(please RSVP by August 5)

Troyer Farm
Rt. 122 & Lauster Rd., Minier
(please RSVP by August 7)

King Farm
21024 E. 1600 North Rd., Normal
(please RSVP by August 19)

Time is 8-10a.m. each day--RAIN OR SHINE.

Refreshments provided.

Contact a First Farmers Ag Specialist:


(Posted July 17th 2014 @ 11:45 AM )
Down a Dog and Win a Weber!

We know we wouldn't be in business without our many great customers!

You have one last chance to win a Weber! The Delavan branch will hold its Weber grill drawing on Thursday, August 28, so if you haven't yet turned in your entry slip, do so right away!

And join us in Delavan for a hot dog cookout...

Date:  Friday, August 29
Time:  11am - 1pm
Location:  The Delavan Bank Branch

Entry forms for the drawings were mailed to all customers with their bank statements. If you did not receive one or lost the ones that were mailed, contact the branch(es) for a replacement form.

*Photo may not be an exact representation of actual prize.

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