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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Summer Heat and Livestock

Summer is officially here and it has brought the heat along with it!  Staying cool during these hot summer months is important, both for people and for livestock.  For most humans, we can come inside and cool off relatively easily – but how do we help our four legged friends and livestock? 
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Summer Cookouts and Food Safety

The heat is here in full force, and the 4th of July holiday will be here before you know it!  This time of year is perfect for cookouts and picnics with friends and family, but it also generally sees an increase in foodborne illnesses.  It doesn’t have to though! 
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I Want To Build My Own Home - Where Do I Start??

Recently purchased land?  Looking at buying land?  Planning on building your dream home there?  Congratulations!  Building your own home is an exciting time...but it can also be challenging.  There are many different details that go into building a home, could you use a little help navigating?
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Eating Local, Even When You're Not!

It’s summertime!  Most schools are now officially out, and for many of us that means vacation time (unless you happened to be married to someone who spends most of the summer in a hayfield…but that’s another story).  Vacations are great for visiting new places and trying new things; food included!
 
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National Corn on the Cob Day

It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!  Admittedly, with the weather that we have been having lately in quite a large section of Virginia and West Virginia hasn’t been extremely conducive to cooks outs...but corn on the cob is still a staple and symbol of summer for many people.
 
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