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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Join the 1 in 3

Did you know that 1 in 3 people work in agriculture worldwide (source:  FAO.org)?  Yes, you read that right…33% of people worldwide work in agriculture.  Does that number seem a little high?  It might, if agriculture careers were only those directly involved in production agriculture…but they are not.  A career in agriculture can be so many different things.  Accountants, lobbyists, sales representatives, zoologists, engineers, and more are all needed in agriculture. 
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Nuts About Peanuts!

Did you know that March is National Peanut Month and National Nutrition Month??  Yes, it is almost the end of March…but that’s not going to stop us from sharing some fun facts about peanuts…some of which even relate to nutrition! 
 
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Transition Planning - Using the Team Approach

Do you have a “go-to person” for advice?  Children often rely on their parents or grandparents for advice.  Adults often rely on certain friends.  My students, well, they rely on Wikipedia, Google, or YouTube.  Farmers often rely on their accountant for advice – about everything related to the business. 
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Ten Things To Do Before You List Your Home For Sale

March is officially here (yay!) and that means that spring is getting closer!  Spring is a popular time for those who are looking to sell their home to list it for sale – the mad rush (and spending) of the holidays is over and it is time to look forward.  If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, it’s always a good idea to make sure that it makes a good first impression…so we have gathered a list of the Top Ten Things To Do Before You List Your Home For Sale.
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Uncle Al's Big Picture Transition Plannng Process

Last month I made a bunch of sarcastic (and not so sarcastic) comments to get you thinking about your future and your family’s future.  Hopefully you’ve started thinking that transition planning might be worth the effort.  A little bit of planning might help preserve your family farm or business, and more importantly, it might keep your family together.  So what’s the next step?
 
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