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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American Craft Beer Week

Craft beer in the United States has taken off in the past several years – in fact, there were 4,131 breweries in America in 1873, which was the largest number of breweries that the country saw until 2015.  That number has continued to climb, and as of 2018, there were more than 7,000 breweries operating in the United States.

So what does that have to do with agriculture?....
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Ag Literacy Goes Far Beyond A Week

Last week was Ag Literacy week and our Knowledge Center team, as well as other member of the Farm Credit of the Virginias team, took time out of their week to visit with students across our footprint to read and talk to them about agriculture and how it impacts their daily lives.  This is one of the highlights for our team members, and as we looked back over this week, we were reminded that this week has long reaching implications....
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It's National Ag Week!

Agriculture is an amazing industry.  If we had to guess, we would say that you would be hard pressed to find another industry in the United States as diverse as agriculture.  Agriculture is:
 
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Word of the Year - Resonate

So back to the “Word of the Year”…and our list of 4:
 
Advocate
Educate
Resonate
Activate
 
We’ve covered Advocate (you can read that post here) and Educate (here)…
 
Now we’re on to Resonate.  As we advocate for agriculture, and help other to do the same, and as we work to educate people about agriculture, and about different practices in agriculture, resonate is always top of mind. 
 
Why?
 
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National Maple Syrup Day

If you’re a syrup with your pancakes or waffles kind of person…today is great day because it’s National Maple Syrup day! 
 
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