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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National Poultry Day

Poultry plays a big part in both Virginia and West Virginia, as well as across the world.  In honor of National Poultry Day on March 19th, check out some "Poultry Fun Facts"!
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That's Nuts!

Are you a peanut fan?  If so, you may already know this, but if you don’t, brace yourself…March is National Peanut Month!  (I know, we were excited too.)
In honor of this great month, we wanted to share some fun facts about peanuts with you, starting with….
 
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Top 10 Reasons Agriculture is Good for Youth

It’s National FFA Week…which is kind of a big deal, at least for us!  FFA has played a huge role for several of our Knowledge Center team members, and is a long-standing organization that has incredibly deep ties to agriculture. 
 
Added to that, FFA members go on to be leaders – in their communities and beyond.  The skills learned in FFA are varied and immense, which led us to thinking about all the reasons that growing up, or being involved, in agriculture benefits youth in general. 
 
So...here are our Top 10 Reasons Agriculture is Good for Youth:
 
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Word of the Year - Educate

We shared about the “Word of the Year” concept last week, which is essentially replacing New Year’s resolutions with a single word to focus on for the year.  And we tried, we really did, to narrow it down for the Knowledge Center…but only managed to get down to a list of 4 – there is just so much that we do (and we love!).  Those were:
 
Advocate
Educate
Resonate
Activate
 
Last week was advocate - up next – Educate.
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