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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Tying Up Loose Ends

As New Year’s Day approaches, hopefully you are facing a slow-down in your typical hectic work schedule on the farm.  There’s not as much work to do with your crops; you’re probably between breeding and calving/lambing seasons; and, okay, you dairy farmers just keep on keeping on.  Bless all of you for providing the rest of us with food, fiber, energy, and entertainment!

While there’s no argument that you deserve a break this time of year, I would like to give you a few pieces of advice that will make your life easier (and hopefully better) in the upcoming year:
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Three Business Planning Tips to Start the New Year Right

As the New Year draws closer, it is a perfect time to start planning for what is to come. For many agricultural businesses, harvest has passed and winter provides some time to spend indoors working on plans for the next growing season. Here are three areas to think about as you make your business plans for next year...
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I Want To Build My Own Home - Where Do I Start??

Recently purchased land?  Looking at buying land?  Planning on building your dream home there?  Congratulations!  Building your own home is an exciting time...but it can also be challenging.  There are many different details that go into building a home, could you use a little help navigating?
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Tools for Beginning Farmers - Decision Making

Let's face it, beginning a farm or agribusiness is tough.  There are many different factors to consider, and it can be costly.   Fortunately there are resources available that can help.  We'll be sharing some different resources periodically on this blog.  This week, we'd like to share a great resource from North Carolina's Cooperative Extension on Decision Making.
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New Year, New Resolutions??

Welcome to 2017!  Are you one of those people who set resolutions for the New Year?  I have to be honest, I never really got into that…but I heard someone the other day to setting goals, not making resolutions.  Their reasoning?  Resolutions are just for you, and are easy to break, but goals are something bigger, and carry more weight and accountability.  I really liked that thought! 
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