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.

November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, supposedly as a response to a campaign organized by magazine editor Sara Joseph Hale. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day forward one week, as it is presently celebrated.
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Organic 101: "Organic" in the Brand Name...Organic in the Package

From USDA Blog - Originally posted October 23, 2014


By clarifying expectations for organic certifiers, USDA’s instruction ensures that all organic products are labeled consistently,

 assure consumers that all organic labeling requirements are being met and provide a fair market for all organic operations.

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Some Sound Advice on Boosting Your Credit Score

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Charlotte for a few days of training through the Farm Credit University program.  During one of the sessions, we had a very informative discussion on ways to improve your credit score.  Today there seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around on this topic.  Dr. Alex White shared some excellent ways we all can improve our score while debunking some myths on credit scores in the process.  It was so helpful to me that I wanted to create a blog post so others can also benefit.  Here’s hoping that the information provided can be a benefit to you and others who may be in need of some great advice.

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VALOR (Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results)

I’m Jennifer Leech and I am a member of the second class ofVALOR fellows.  I live in Lexington on my family’s dairy farm, Ingleside Dairy Farm Inc.  My main responsibilities on the farm are cow care and financial bookwork.  Of course, working with the cows is way more fun and interesting than sitting at the desk.  We milk around 340 cows, raise our own replacement heifers, and raise our own forages to feed the herd.  My parents, brother, and employees all work together to accomplish everything.


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