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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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Freedom...Happy 4th of July!

Freedom.  We are so incredibly fortunate in this country to have all of the freedoms that we do, and the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate that. 

We are privileged to have so many choices: where we live, what we do with our spare time, what we eat.  The last one is huge...
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Eat the Rainbow - National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Most of us have heard at some point that our plate should be "colorful"...and while for kids that is probably used as an excuse to add Skittles or M&Ms to their plate, in reality it means that we should be filling our plates with many different fruits and vegetables.  Sound boring?  It doesn't have to be!
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National Pollinator Week

When most people hear the word pollinators, they think bees and maybe butterflies.  But in reality, many different animals can be pollinators including ants, bats, beetles, birds, flies, moths, wasps, bees, butterflies and others you may not even think of!
 
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Dairy and Dads...June is a Great Month

What are the qualities that you look for most in a leader?  Who do you know that exemplifies gravitas?  I was reading a book on the topic to prepare to teach a workshop, and the two questions took over my thoughts.  What was gravitas anyway? It turns out, it is hard to clearly define.  Gravitas defines the “intangibles” of leadership, the qualities that make people want to hear what the individual has to say, even if they don’t like it.  It is the “it” factor, you know it when you see it, you admire and want to emulate that person. 
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Electronic Record-keeping Book for 4-H

Oh record books.  If you are, or were a 4-H member..or parent, we're sure that you know what we mean.  While a necessary part of the whole 4-H project experience, they often get set aside until after the project is done and it's time to turn them in...which can lead to some stress for everyone, right?
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