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.

Posts

"Ag"vocating in the City

Things we love:
Agriculture
Farmers
”Ag”vocating
Helping farmers “ag”vocate for agriculture!
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Helping Producers Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness

How do I get the most out of my pastures?  How many animals can I successfully graze?  How long should I leave them in a pasture?  How close to the ground should I/can I graze without damaging the grass?  How long should I wait before putting animals back on the pasture?  What is overgrazing and how does it affect my production?  How do I efficiently graze the pasture I have?
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Happy Holidays!

As we enter full swing with the holidays, it seems natural to reflect on this past year, and look forward to the new one.  The Farm Credit Knowledge Center has seen some changes this year – Matt Lohr, our Director left in May to return to the family farm, and Kyley Clevenger stepped into the role of Director.  In August, Lauren Arbogast joined the team as the Relations Specialist, filling the vacancy left when Kyley stepped into her new role.  In addition, we have been fortunate to have an intern from VSU with us this fall.  And finally, Bette Brand, Chief External Affairs Officer for Farm Credit, and a driving force behind the Knowledge Center, is retiring at the end of the year. 
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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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