Knowledge Center Blog

Welcome to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Blog!  This blog is a combination of posts from industry experts, Knowledge Center staff and guest contributors covering all aspects of agriculture and life in the country.  We want you to participate in this blog, sharing your thoughts and comments about the topics posted here.

Recent Posts

Enough is Enough

Do you ever feel like someone has drawn one giant line in the sand and people have jumped on either side of it and are screaming at the top of their lungs?  Pick your topic – politics, parenting, food choices, agriculture…you name it and I can guarantee you don’t have to look very far to find people who are screaming so loud about their point of view that they can’t even hear themselves think, let alone take a breath long enough to hear the other side.
 
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We All Scream for...Ice Cream!

Beef month in May, followed by Dairy month in June is a pretty tough combination to beat...that is of course unless you decide to make July National Ice Cream month!  While I have to admit that I love dairy in general, ice cream has always been a special treat, so I love that ice cream gets its own “national” month!
 
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Fun Facts for the Fourth!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, because it is a chance to celebrate not only our nation’s independence, and all of the freedoms that we enjoy because of it, and it is a wonderful time to gather with friends and family and enjoy some great food and people!
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This is why we do it...

If you’re a parent of a 4-H, FFA or junior livestock member, you know its that time of year. What time? Show time! Yes, there have been spring jackpot and preview shows, but for most "show families", livestock show season starts to really pick up in the summer and fall months. Regional and Preview shows, Junior Nationals, county and state fairs, and even national shows will begin to consume a lot of time. That was definitely the case for our family when I was growing up, and we are starting the same tradition with our boys. Early mornings, late nights, months of work at home before going to the show, and a lot of work for one day; sound fun?
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National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June bring the official beginning of summer, and its also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month...perfect timing!  We are fortunate to have access to so many fresh fruits and vegetables in our grocery stores year round, but for me, nothing beats being able to grow your own (in a garden if you have the space, or even in some pots on  an apartment patio!), or buying from a local farmers market.
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