Our farm lenders have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to help you succeed in today’s agricultural economy.
Our bank has been helping farmers analyze, plan and grow their operations for over 100 years. Experience, expertise and local decision making means fast and concise answers and solutions to meet your needs.
- Operating lines of credit
- Equipment loans
- Long term loans for farmland purchases and refinances
- Long term loans for farm residences
- Competitive interest rates
- Flexible terms
- Local decision making
Give us a call at any of our locations or email our senior farm lender, Bill Blickhan. We will arrange a time to meet with you on your farm or at one of our locations.
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Vice President Lending
NMLS ID# 487990
Bill Blickhan oversees First State’s Farm Management Portfolio. Bill has over 25 years of direct farm management experience. He was raised on a cash grain and livestock farm near Ivesdale, IL and continues to own farmland in that area. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, where he majored in Agricultural Economics.