October 4-10 is National 4-H Week
- 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 …
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.
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!
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.
Unlike other grocery store outlets, Green Top is a cooperative. To learn more about a co-op or to become an owner, click here.
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.
Payments can be made inside the bank and via the drive-up during regular bank hours or in our night depositories.
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.
Choose a date and sign up to attend!
Friday, August 7
229 2800th St., San Jose
Contact Matt Allen (309)244-9277
Friday, August 14
21024 E 1600 North Rd, Normal
Contact Brian Davis (309)663-6200
Friday, August 21
IL Rt. 122 and Lauster Rd., Minier
Contact Joe Conroy (309)392-2623
We are hosting our 18th annual Customer Appreciation Cookouts, and again, all customers have a chance to register to win one of three Weber grills!
Friday, July 31
Friday, September 4
Delavan Bank Location
11am-1pm both days
GRILL DRAWING* DATES
Thursday, July 30
Thursday, August 13
Thursday, September 3
All grills are 22" Weber Original Kettle (TM) grills.
*Each customer can register 1 time for the drawing of their choice. If you miss one drawing, just ask for your entry form to be entered into a future drawing. Customer must use a bank-supplied entry slip.
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!
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 …
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.
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