COVID-19 - A Message to our Customers 


During a time of national crisis, banks are considered an essential service.  We want to reassure our customers that we will remain open through the COVID-19 pandemic to provide our services to you.  Farmers State Bank continues to do our part to help the country in slowing the spread of the pandemic.  We want to ensure our customers that we are monitoring the developing situation and have resources in place to provide you continued service in any type of contingency situation.  

Our lobby is currently available by appointment only. 

We are fully operational and ready to assist you via our:


  • Perform all of your banking operations through the convenience of our drive-thrus

Smart Deposit ATMs

  • Make deposits - cash and checks!
  • Get cash
  • Check your balance

Mobile Banking

  • Download the "Farmers State Mobile Banking" App
  • Mobile deposit of checks
  • Transfer money
  • Balance inquiries

Online Banking

  • Call 217-285-5585 to enroll
  • Transfer money
  • Balance inquiries
  • Open a DDA account here
  • Start a loan application here

Below are step-by-step video tutorials of each of these services.  

Please call your branch if you need access to your lock box or to meet with a banker or a loan officer.

Pittsfield: 217-285-5585

Winchester: 217-742-9505

White Hall: 217-374-2200

Jerseyville: 618-498-2299

Hull: 217-432-8311

If your needs require an appointment at one of our branches, please know that we are doing everything we can to keep our facilities germ-free. We’ve increased the frequency of cleanings so that we are disinfecting surfaces throughout the day in addition to having the offices cleaned thoroughly at night.  

The CDC is recommending that everyone practice "social distancing" to slow the spread of the virus. We want to remind our customers that many of the services you receive in our branches can also be done by phone, online, mobile or at one of our many Smart Deposit ATMs.

Your Health Matters!

Here’s what we are doing to protect the health of you and your loved ones:

  • We have designated multiple “clean rooms” within our facilities for scheduled appointments and meetings. These rooms will be deep-cleaned after every single meeting within the rooms
  • Frequent deep-cleans of the facilities in addition to regular nightly cleanings
  • Tellers are wearing gloves when handling money to protect your health and wellness
  • Virtual meetings with employees and customers
  • Vigilant hand-washing to eliminate the spread of germs
  • Propping doors open to eliminate touching door handles

What you can do to help prevent the spread and stay healthy 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow and throw used tissues in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently
  • Practice social distancing
  • Do not attend events or visit places with large crowds, especially if you are over 60 and have certain underlying health issues
  • Reduce activities such as handshakes and maintain an appropriate distance from others during conversation
  • Do not share drinks or food with others

Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates.