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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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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What's In An Acre?

In our area (Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) farmers often talk about the amount of land that they own in acres...50 acres, 100 acres, 1000 acres.  (Fun fact: as you move towards the central and western part of the country, land is sometimes measure in hectares, which is approximately 2.47 acres).  But what does an acre of land look like?  And what can it produce?
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On This Day...Space Flowers!

Throughout 2018, we will be sharing some interesting things that happened “On this day…” that related in some way or another to agriculture.  First up – a picture of a flower, specifically a zinnia.  What makes this flower unique you ask?  Well…it was grown in space.
 
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10 Resolutions for the New Year!

We are officially 1 whole week into the New Year...did you make any New Year's resolutions?  How are they going?  Maybe you're realizing that you need some new/different ones, or maybe you are a little behind in making yours.  Either way, we have 10 resolutions for you to check out to help expand your "ag" knowledge this year!
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You Can Be a (Virtual) Farmer!

Are you a parent looking for an animated game for your kids that actually has some educational value?  A teacher who would like to incorporate some agriculture into your curriculum, but don’t have the ability to take your students out to the farm?  Or maybe you’re someone who would like to learn a little more about agriculture from a first-hand perspective, but don’t have the time or the resources to travel to farms across the country?
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