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Corporate Partners

TIAA Center for Farmland Research

The TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research conducts research, hosts academic symposiums, and works to inform policy on issues related to farmland prices and the financial aspects of farm management. The Center is a specialized academic unit within the University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.   The Center also partners with and supports supports Farmdoc, the University’s widely-read online research program on the agricultural sector.  An advisory board of TIAA-CREF Executives and University representatives provides guidance for the Center.

Platinum Sponsors

Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned, Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. We provide loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. With 1,200 dedicated team members serving more than 43,000 clients, we offer specialized expertise and personalized service regardless of the size of the farm, the type of crop grown or the livestock raised. Our services are provided with convenience in mind, through visits to fields, barns and homes, or by maximizing technology to make the most of every hour in every day.

Farm Credit Illinois

Farm Credit Illinois is a farmer owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative serving 10,000 farm families, agribusinesses, and rural landowners in the southern 60 counties of Illinois with competitive and flexible financing and crop insurance expertise. The Association manages a $4.34 billion loan portfolio, sells 1.2 million acres of crop insurance coverage, and employs 220 staff based in the Mahomet central office and 14 regional office locations. The Association delivered additional cooperative value by returning $20 million of cash patronage to member-owners in 2019. The U.S. Farm Credit System supports rural communities, farm families, and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow.

FS Growmark

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services throughout North America. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives.

IL Corn

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board consists of farmer leaders tasked with developing and maintaining markets for corn which is Illinois’ highest valued agricultural commodity. To accomplish this goal, they utilize the voluntary corn checkoff investment that corn farmers in Illinois agreed to in 1982. Find out more about ICMB at and the family farmers who contribute to the checkoff at

Gold Sponsors

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Strategic Farm Marketing

Silver Sponsors

The farmdoc Sponsorship Program

Why support farmdoc with a sponsorship?

Your sponsorship is an annual, tax-deductible contribution, and can be made at one of three levels on our Sponsors Page.

How do I find out more about sponsorship opportunities?

For more information please contact Ryan Tate (, ACES Office of Development) or Cathy Strick (, farmdoc Communications and Marketing Manager).

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