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.

March 2015

Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Team Earns National Title

Earlier this year, the Rockingham County 4-H Livestock Judging Team emerged victorious at the Western National Roundup competition held in Denver, earning the overall team title in this annual event.

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Business of Agriculture: Transitioning the Farm to the Next Generation

Farms and ranches are valuable enterprises, both for the food they provide and for the equity accrued over time in their assets: land, equipment, facilities and livestock. With 87 percent of America’s farms and ranches family-owned, these assets are often passed to the next generation. This transition process is rife with operational, financial and interpersonal considerations; a comprehensive succession plan is essential to managing the issues effectively.



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We're Green Every Day of the Year!

Oh St. Patty’s Day.  The one day a year where it is acceptable, and sometimes even desirable, to drink and eat green food that on any other day of the year we would be seriously worried if it were that particular color.  The one day a year where everyone is “green” if for no other reason than to avoid being pinched!

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A Great Story

" A Great Story" was originally written for the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) website on February, 17th by Lauren Arbogast.


As we all know the ability and willingness to share the agricultural story is imperative. Lauren Arbogast, a VALOR participant shares insight to the opportunities for those involved in agriculture to talk about and seize the moment to share their story.


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Commodity Lessons from 2014

There is no question that 2014 had it shares of ups and downs in the commodities markets.  Depending on what type of commodity a producer was producing it was either a good year or not so good year (or perhaps both!).  Cattle markets were and remain strong while grain markets took quite a dive.

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