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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Introducing Our 2019-2020 Ag Biz Planner Class

It is Fall and while to some that means excitement surrounding pumpkin spice and apple cider in the Knowledge Center we are ecstatic to welcome our 13 participants, representing eight businesses and operations into the 2019-2020 Ag Biz Planner Program! These participants kicked off our 9th class in August at an event in Staunton, VA and have been working through the program since...
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Life Lessons in the Barn

The State Fair of Virginia wrapped up this past weekend, and with it, things will begin to slow down for many families that participate in livestock shows (there are still a few shows coming up, but the big push is almost done).  Over the last several months, many of these families have participated in Regional and Preview shows, Junior Nationals, county and state fairs, and even national shows in many different states and areas across the country.  That was definitely the case for our family when I was growing up, and we are starting the same tradition with our boys.  Early mornings, late nights, months of work at home before going to the show, and a lot of work for one day; sound fun?
 
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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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All About Mushrooms

September is National Mushroom Month...did you know these fun facts?
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Safety First and Always

“Safety first” is a phrase we have all heard in some way shape or form.  And on a farm, safety, and health, are extremely important for so many reasons…and should be a focus each and every day.  Agriculture is one of the most dangerous professions there is, but it is easy to get comfortable when things go smoothly, or it is something that has been done hundreds of time with no adverse effects.
 
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