Blue & Gold News

We Have Farmers in Mind

Whether you need a loan for this year's crop or need help managing farm property, we have an experienced team of ag professionals you can turn to. Ag Business Our experienced farm managers see that the client's property is managed in an efficient manner, keeping the farm's ownership goals in mind. Our ...read more

How Much Can an IRA Save You on Taxes?

Don’t forget: The deadline to file your 2019 federal income tax return is April 15, 2020. If you’re looking for a last minute way to reduce your 2019 taxes, contributing to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) may be an option for you. Anyone who has earned income, or has a spouse ...read more

7 Ways to Stay Safe Online

In recognition of Safer Internet Day on February 11, the American Bankers Association recommends the following seven tips to help consumers guard against online threats and maintain a safe and secure web environment. Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date.  Having the latest security software, web browser, and ...read more

Protect Your Identity

While many people have heard about identity theft, most don’t even realize they are a victim until they notice an unfamiliar charge on their credit card statement; they review their credit report; or they are contacted by a debt collector. Knowing how to protect yourself is your first line of defense. ...read more

An Online Banking Feature: Online Bill Pay

Why use more than one payment method when First Mid Online Banking offers a simple way to organize your bills and pay them when they’re due? With Online Bill Pay, you can take care of your bills in one place — without the hassle of writing checks, addressing envelopes or ...read more

Start 2020 by Organizing Your Finances

The start of a new year is a great time to set yourself up with a plan that can help you achieve your goals for the year ahead. If your new year's resolution includes organizing your finances to better your financial health, here are a few tips to help you ...read more

Give the Gift of Education this Holiday Season

With the price of a college education in the U.S. consistently rising, it’s never been more important to start planning ahead. By getting an early start with a 529 College Savings Plan, you can help your child or grandchild prepare for rising tuition costs. A 529 savings plan is a valuable ...read more

First Mid Ag Services Now Has Six Regional Offices

Longtime recipients of Midwest Farmowner, a newsletter published by First Mid Ag Services, have been familiar with our staff and offices in Bloomington, Decatur, Kankakee, Peoria and Springfield, previously Soy Capital Ag Services offices. With the recent transition to First Mid Ag Services, we have added another regional Ag Services ...read more

Make Your Holiday Gift Giving Easy

If you have trouble saving for holiday expenses, we have an account for you! You can avoid the stress of holiday spending when you open a Christmas Club account any time before January 31st and start saving for 2020. You will only need $1 to open the account. And to make ...read more

Ag Lending with Farmers in Mind

How often do you think about the food on the table? Not just how tasty it is, but the work that truly goes into producing your favorite meal. Spoiler alert! It takes the hard work and dedication of a team of people ranging from the tireless farmer to the expert ...read more