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.


Preparing for Winter - Livestock Edition!

For many, preparing for winter means pulling that box of sweaters out of the attic, putting away the flip flops and maybe chopping (or buying) some firewood.  But for those with livestock, preparing for winter has an entirely different meaning.
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Farm Fun Facts!

Going to be sitting down to play games with the family this holiday season?  Or maybe looking for some conversation starters when you have to go to the in-laws?  We’ve put together some facts about agriculture to help you out!
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4 Trends Influencing America's Ag Future

This article appeared orginially on  There is no doubt that farming is changing at a rapid pace.  Innovations in technology, and the change in consumer demands, continue to reshape the way that agriculture operates, and it will continue to do so.  A recent new study looked at the changing trends in agriculture from a generational perspective for those who are looking to step in to take over the family farm...and Amanda Radke with shares some of these findings.
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Be Kinder than Necessary

It’s World Kindness Day.  The well-known quote “Be kinder that necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle” may come to mind as you think about what kindness means.  I could not begin to tell you where I first heard this saying, but it has stuck with me for years…there is so much truth in it.  No matter what an outward appearance may show – everyone is fighting some kind of battle, even if you cannot see it.
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Fall Means...Cow Sales??

For most people, fall means cooler weather and changing leaves.  For cattle producers, fall is also one of the busy times for cattle sales, more specifically breeding cattle sales.  Not sure what those are?  They are an opportunity for cattle producers to purchase bulls or females that someone else has bred and raised to use in their own operations.
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