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.

January 2016

Announcing A New Program for Women...

We're excited to announce that we have launched a new program for women in agriculture.  Women comprise only 30% of all farmers in the US (according to the 2012 USDA Ag Census) and only 14% of all principle operators (person in charge of the day-to-day operations) are women.  This can present a challenge for women to be able to network with other females in their field.
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Preparing for Winter Storms...

In light of the pending winter storm that is due later this week, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has shared a great press release about preparing for winter weather.  Check it out!
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The Growing Need for Farm Succession Planning

Next year, Farm Credit will proudly celebrate its 100 year anniversary of serving and financing American agriculture.  This milestone shows the commitment and support we have had for those farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses that have planned, adapted and transitioned from one generation to the next.  As we begin our second century of service, the need for proper farm succession planning is even more important than ever.  Although beginning the dialogue is often the toughest part, those families that fail to plan are essentially planning to fail.
 
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Lucky Foods? Traditional Foods for the New Year

Happy New Year!  The beginning of a new year is steeped in traditions – staying up until midnight, making resolutions, and for many people, traditional meals to start the New Year off right.  The actual food(s) vary some based on culture, but almost every culture has “lucky” meals that can be consumed on New Year’s Day to help bring good fortune to those who consume them. 
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