Ag Invest

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For 38 years, the Treasurer's Office has provided loan opportunities for Illinois farmers through Ag Invest. Through a commitment to Ag Invest, the Treasurer's Office partners with approved financial institutions to provide qualified farmers, agri-business and agriculture professionals below-market rate loans to start, expand or add value to their farm operations. The loans provided by the financial institution can be used for the purchase of farm equipment, purchase of land, construction-related expenses, provide operating lines of credit or other costs related to conventional or sustainable farming.


For information about our Annual AG program, click here.

For information about our Long Term Ag program, click here.


Program History

The Treasurer’s Ag Invest loan program is the nation’s most expansive agriculture deposit program. Since 1983, Ag Invest has loaned more than $4 billion in annual and long-term loans.


In addition to the Annual Agriculture Loan Program, the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office began the Long-Term Loan Program in 2000. Agricultural professionals across the state have taken advantage of our below-market rates to help grow their farm operations.


In 2012, the Treasurer’s office introduced a fast track version of the Ag Invest program, which helps eligible financial institutions serve their Ag Invest clients more effectively by shortening the approval process from 10 business days to just 24 - 48 hours.



Should you have any questions, please contact the Invest in Illinois Division at 217-558-6217 or email