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 Monday @ 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 with a computer chip with the card’s financial information on it. The chip encrypts your information and creates security codes that change with each transaction. Merchants with upgraded card readers are able to read the information on these cards and securely verify each transaction. According to the nonprofit Smart Card Alliance, over 600 million EMV cards will be sent to U.S. consumers by year’s end. Many of these cards will have both EMV and magnetic stripe technology, but EMV technology is fast becoming the standard. How EMV cards benefit you EMV …
(Posted October 15th 2015 @ 4:55 PM )
Changes Coming to Illinois Auto Renewals NOTICE FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS 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. Motorists can sign up to receive reminder notices electronically by email at: You will need this information from your registration form to complete your sign-up:
(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 WHO CAN DROP OFF ITEMS? McLean County residents only Not all HHW items will be accepted! Click the EAC logo below for more information, including a list of the items that will be accepted at the event. Due to the large response this event is expected to have and to reduce wait times, the EAC strongly encourages residents to work with their neighbors to collect materials for drop-off and bring them in one vehicle if possible. The HHW Collection event costs approximately $180,000. Donations from businesses and residents alike help make this posible. EAC is accepting donations at this time, and they are also looking …
(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, I showed the Grand Champion Carcass Barrow, which everyone in the swine barn referred to as "Big Bob." Today, I serve on the Board of Directors for the same fair that I participated in as a child." Matt Allen (2002). This is not 'Big Bob'! Brian Schroeder (Minier) spent ten years in Hancock County's Four Leaf Clovers club. His favorite project was showing Polled Hereford Cattle. "It was a treat to stay at the fair in the back of the truck that we hauled the cattle to the …
(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 anniversary year, we'll be serving birthday cake! Come for a free lunch and visit with staff and other customers... We'd love to see you all there! Thank you to all of our customers for your business. We appreciate your loyalty!
(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 us.  Green Top will be located at 921 E. Washington St. in Bloomington near Beer Nuts, Inc. in a development called The Foundry. The location will be in a USDA-designated "food desert" and provide food options to an area of our community that is underserved. Learn more about Green Top's location! Unlike other grocery store outlets, Green Top is a cooperative. To learn more about a co-op or to become an owner, click here.
(Posted August 14th 2015 @ 12:40 PM )
It's That Time of Year... Again! It's said that nothing is permanent except death and taxes. And the second installment of property taxes are due soon! All three First Farmers State Bank locations accept real estate tax payments for both McLean and Tazewell Counties. Both counties require the second installment payments to be made no later than Tuesday, September 1. Payments received after September 1 are subject to an interest penalty. Questions or disputes regarding your bill must be directed to the McLean County Treasurer's Office or the Tazewell County Treasurer's Office. First Farmers cannot resolve these matters for you. Payments can be made inside the bank and via the drive-up during regular bank hours or in our night depositories.
(Posted July 9th 2015 @ 10:00 PM )
2015 Field Days Join us for one of our annual Field Days! First Farmers is happy to once again have representatives from Diversified Crop Insurance Services to share their expertise and observations with local ag producers. Download our event flyer invite! Choose a date and sign up to attend! Friday, August 7 Zimmer Farm 229 2800th St., San Jose Contact Matt Allen (309)244-9277 Friday, August 14 King Farm 21024 E 1600 North Rd, Normal Contact Brian Davis (309)663-6200 Friday, August 21 Troyer Farm IL Rt. 122 and Lauster Rd., Minier Contact Joe Conroy (309)392-2623  

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