Eight regional associations that help Illinois farmers with financial advice will merge into one. Adams County farmer Randy Sims serves as the new chairman of the Farm Management Farm Business Association.
Some of the regional FBFM associations have been around for close to 100 years. CEO Dwight Raab says the merger process took a couple of years to combine the eight into one;
The statewide Farm Business Farm Management Association will continue to have offices on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.