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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.

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Eat the Rainbow - National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Most of us have heard at some point that our plate should be "colorful"...and while for kids that is probably used as an excuse to add Skittles or M&Ms to their plate, in reality it means that we should be filling our plates with many different fruits and vegetables.  Sound boring?  It doesn't have to be!
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National Pollinator Week

When most people hear the word pollinators, they think bees and maybe butterflies.  But in reality, many different animals can be pollinators including ants, bats, beetles, birds, flies, moths, wasps, bees, butterflies and others you may not even think of!
 
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Dairy and Dads...June is a Great Month

What are the qualities that you look for most in a leader?  Who do you know that exemplifies gravitas?  I was reading a book on the topic to prepare to teach a workshop, and the two questions took over my thoughts.  What was gravitas anyway? It turns out, it is hard to clearly define.  Gravitas defines the “intangibles” of leadership, the qualities that make people want to hear what the individual has to say, even if they don’t like it.  It is the “it” factor, you know it when you see it, you admire and want to emulate that person. 
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We're "Berry" Excited for National Strawberry Month

So…let’s talk strawberries!  Did you know there are an average of 200 seeds per strawberry?  Or that (according to botanists) strawberries are not really berries at all, but rather are a member of the rose family?  Maybe that explains why strawberry essence is so popular...
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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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