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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Congratulations Graduates!

Countless hours.
Dozens of pages and multiple versions of a business plan.
10 Modules.
5 Months.
2 days.
1 major accomplishment.
 
These sum up the activities of our most recent Ag Biz Planner Program graduates in a nutshell, but do not touch the actual value and accomplishments of this program. 
 
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Word of the Year - Educate

We shared about the “Word of the Year” concept last week, which is essentially replacing New Year’s resolutions with a single word to focus on for the year.  And we tried, we really did, to narrow it down for the Knowledge Center…but only managed to get down to a list of 4 – there is just so much that we do (and we love!).  Those were:
 
Advocate
Educate
Resonate
Activate
 
Last week was advocate - up next – Educate.
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Word of The Year - Advocate

Have you heard of the “Word of the Year”?  It’s a concept that has been replacing New Year’s resolutions for some people in recent years.  The thought is, rather than making a list of resolutions that may be challenging to keep, you pick one word to focus on for the year.  That word is supposed to help drive your intentions, your actions and your thoughts for the year.  It’s an interesting concept, and a pretty neat one if you are someone who has a hard time with a long list of “things to do better”. 
 
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Glancing Back at 2018 and Leaping Forward to 2019

It’s the last Monday of 2018…and what a year it has been.  Ask a farmer about 2018, and you’re bound to get an earful…so many things have happened this year.  There have been ups and downs, and through it all farmers have done their best to weather the storms (sometimes literally) while still working hard to provide the food and fiber that we all depend on. 
 
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National Maple Syrup Day

If you’re a syrup with your pancakes or waffles kind of person…today is great day because it’s National Maple Syrup day! 
 
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