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Stockholders Approve Merger of Three Farm Credit Organizations

Stockholders Approve Merger of Three Farm Credit Organizations
Compeer Financial to serve agriculture and rural communities in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin

 

NORMAL – Stockholders have approved a proposal to merge three Farm Credit organizations in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 

Effective July 1, 1st Farm Credit Services, AgStar Financial Services and Badgerland Financial will become Compeer Financial. The new organization’s headquarters …

Farm Credit Organizations Granted Preliminary Regulatory Approval for Proposed Merger

NORMAL – 1st Farm Credit Services, AgStar Financial Services and Badgerland Financial have received preliminary approval from the Farm Credit Administration for their proposed merger.

 

This preliminary approval allows the organizations to move forward with the merger process. As member-owned cooperatives, the next step for the three organizations is a stockholder vote on the proposed merger.

 

Stockholders can expect to receive a disclosure packet with the specific information …

Cybersecurity Training Workshop for Illinois Farmers

Cybersecurity Training Workshop for Illinois Farmers

This hands-on workshop will focus on practical steps that can be taken to improve cybersecurity and reduce the threat of identity theft.  Participants will learn about potential cyber-threats and how to safeguard their personal and business computers. The training will include  hands-on practices on how to install and use anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall technology on their personal and business computers.  The workshop will also …

Cultivating Master Farmers Seeks Applicants for Class of 2019
Sometimes the best learning method is a conversation with someone who’s been there, done that. Now in its 12th year, the Cultivating Master Farmer program has provided just that: expert farm and family mentorship from folks who have walked the walk. This unique mentoring program links young farmers with a wealth of information from Prairie Farmer’s Master Farmers. Apply Today!

Classes of approximately 10 young farmers …

4-H and FFA Grants Due March 1

1st Farm Credit Services is offering a total of 20 $250 grants to 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters for projects that improve their community. These grants are to be used for community improvement projects, which should bring a positive change and impact on the local community, involve youth development and education.


Each club and chapter should explore their community’s needs and then find a way to help fulfill …