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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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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"Ag"vocating in the (State) Capitol(s)

Ag stories.  Everyone involved in agriculture has them.  And now, more than ever, it is incredibly important to be telling them.  To consumers, communities, politicians; the list goes on and on. 
 
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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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Word of The Year - Advocate

Have you heard of the “Word of the Year”?  It’s a concept that has been replacing New Year’s resolutions for some people in recent years.  The thought is, rather than making a list of resolutions that may be challenging to keep, you pick one word to focus on for the year.  That word is supposed to help drive your intentions, your actions and your thoughts for the year.  It’s an interesting concept, and a pretty neat one if you are someone who has a hard time with a long list of “things to do better”. 
 
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Agricultural Role Models

Role models.  We all have them.  People we look up to, admire, imitate.  In honor of National Inspirational Role Model Month, the Knowledge Center team wanted to share with you about their role models in the agriculture industry...
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