About Our Ag Services

Agriculture is more than a business. It’s a way of life.

Our ag team has over 80 years combined Ag/Commercial Lending experience.

Like many local farmers, Sterling Federal Bank has served the area for generations. Since 1885, we have worked with families and businesses in Northwest Illinois, and now Northeast Iowa, to meet their financial needs. Whether buying a farm or house, starting a business, or saving for the future, we continue to strive to provide personal service. All lending decisions are made locally, which allows us to respond to you quickly. We pride ourselves on being a true community bank focused on the financial success of our customers.

Agriculture is an industry that is constantly changing and evolving. The equipment, technology, and science of farming today is astounding. Sterling Federal’s Ag Team has over 80 years of lending experience, but we are constantly learning in order to help meet the challenges facing the modern farmer.

From the clothes on our backs, the fuel in our tank, the food on our table, we depend on the farmer. Sterling Federal Bank believes in agriculture. We invest in it. It’s a way of life.