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.

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Farm Credit Ag Biz in D.C.

For the third year in a row, we were excited to be able to take a group of Ag Biz Planner participants to Washington, D.C. to be able to visit with their legislators and staff and share their agriculture story.  This year seven graduates joined us for a busy two and a half days in our nation’s capital.
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Dairy Management Institute: Helping Dairymen Make the Best Decisions

Do you know if your dairy operation is profitable or not?  Do you know what it is costing you to produce a 100 lbs. of milk?  Are your costs in line with other dairies?  Do you know how the profitability of your dairy compares to averages and benchmarks for the dairy industry?  Are you struggling given today’s milk prices and wondering how to increase your margins?
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Grow Your Knowledge To Grow Your Farm Workshop Series

I just bought a farm.  I just inherited some land.  I am interested in buying some land or a farm….but I am not sure what I want to do with it.  What are my options?  What is available?  And who can I turn to for help with questions or suggestions?  These are not uncommon situations or questions; they are arising more and more.  To help answer some of these questions, Farm Credit of the Virginias and the Farm Credit Knowledge Center sponsored and organized a 4 part workshop series that ran October through November to help people in this situation get a better grasp on what was available to them.
 
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Ag in the City

15+ miles of walking, 10 visits with Congressmen, Congresswomen and Senators, and 1 stop to learn about how the Farm Bill, House Ag Committee and House Natural Resource Committee work all in 48 hours – that is the quick summary of part of our week last week as we took a group of producers to Washington, D.C. to share their agriculture story with their representatives as well as other Congressmen (and Congresswomen) and Senators who represent Virginia and West Virginia.   

The details: 
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