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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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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Farm Transition and Succession Planning - Thoughts for the Younger Generation

In both Virginia and West Virginia, the average age of a farmer is now over 59 years old.  In Virginia, 36% of farmers are over 65 years old.  For many farming operations, this means that the farm will be transitioning from one generation to the next, or one owner to another, in the next 10 years.
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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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How will America's aging farmers transfer land to the next-generation?

New USDA report shows 93 million acres of all land in farms is expected to be transferred during 2015-2019
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