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.

Posts

An Apple A Day

The weather seems to have FINALLY turned, and it appears that fall might actually be here in both calendar and feel.  Growing up in Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, fall has always equaled apple season...for good reason!
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Pumpkin Patch Insider

October is (for obvious reasons) Pumpkin month in Virginia.  Pumpkin carving and decorating with pumpkins is a long time tradition for many families...but pumpkins are so much more than jack-o'-laterns...
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Happy National Chicken Month!

Fun Fact:  Americans eat more chicken that anyone else in the world.  In fact, we consumed more than 93.5 lbs per capita in 2018!  Surprised?  When you consider that more than 25,000 family farmers have production contracts to raise broiler (meat) chickens, and that in 2018 more than 9 billion broiler chickens (weighing 56.8 billion pounds) were produced...it's not hard to see why chicken is so popular...
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Cut Flower Farming?

July is American Grown Flower Month, and we're willing to bet that not too many people know what goes into a cut flower farm, so we're excited to share insights from one of our local cut flower farmers this week!
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Hay Is For Horses!

Where are our equine aficionados??  It’s I Love Horses Day (held annually on July 15th).  To honor that, we wanted to share some fun facts about horses (from LiveScience.com)…
 
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