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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10 Things To Do To Prepare Your Equipment For Spring

The weather is finally starting to get a little warmer in this area, which hopefully means that spring-like weather is on its way to stay (I know, I know, technically spring started almost 2 weeks ago, but it definitely hasn’t felt like it!).  With spring, farmers who plant annual crops, or who make hay, are starting to think about spring planting, and that first cutting of hay.  Before you head out to the fields, it’s always smart to run through some general maintenance on your equipment…
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Nuts About Peanuts!

Did you know that March is National Peanut Month and National Nutrition Month??  Yes, it is almost the end of March…but that’s not going to stop us from sharing some fun facts about peanuts…some of which even relate to nutrition! 
 
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What is Agriculture

At first glance, this may seem like a fairly simple question – right?  Except, it’s not; not really.  Fifty years ago, defining agriculture would have been easier; most agricultural operations looked somewhat similar.  But today?  Today, agriculture is a diverse, multifaceted industry…and it is important to look at all the different angles in order to get a true understanding of the industry, and how it affects everyone on a daily basis. 
 
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Transition Planning - Using the Team Approach

Do you have a “go-to person” for advice?  Children often rely on their parents or grandparents for advice.  Adults often rely on certain friends.  My students, well, they rely on Wikipedia, Google, or YouTube.  Farmers often rely on their accountant for advice – about everything related to the business. 
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Ten Things To Do Before You List Your Home For Sale

March is officially here (yay!) and that means that spring is getting closer!  Spring is a popular time for those who are looking to sell their home to list it for sale – the mad rush (and spending) of the holidays is over and it is time to look forward.  If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, it’s always a good idea to make sure that it makes a good first impression…so we have gathered a list of the Top Ten Things To Do Before You List Your Home For Sale.
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