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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.


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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National Eggnog Month - Happy Holidays!

The holidays are a time of traditions for many people….and one of the traditions that I love this time of year is eggnog!  I know, I know, it is not healthy for you, but it tastes so good!  Before kids, I used to make my own from scratch, but that can be very time consuming…and time is something I don’t have a whole lot of anymore.  Besides, there are so many great “pre-made” options out there, I don’t really feel too bad taking the “lazy” way out….  I was very excited to see eggnog making its way into the grocery stores for this holiday season, so it seems completely appropriate that December is National Eggnog Month – who knew!
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National Chicken Month

September is a busy month!  In addition to being National DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education Month it’s also National Chicken Month!  Today also happens to be Labor Day, which for many is one of the last big grilling days of the year (and the unofficial close of summer), so a post about chickens seems completely appropriate!
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Healthy and Delicious - the struggle is real!

It’s hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the month of August already.  For those with kids, August is a month of transition – summer is wrapping up and school will begin soon (if it hasn’t already).  This means a change in schedule; if your children are involved in extra-curricular activities life is about to get hectic between practice schedules, games, concerts and every day events.  Even if your kids haven’t quite reached the stage where they have something (what feels like) every evening, the beginning of school probably means a return to more structured (and quite possibly earlier) bed times, and routines that now involved that “h” word that is dreaded by parents and kids alike – homework!
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