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 2015

Announcing Our Newest Program: FarmLaunch!

For the past century, Farm Credit has been partnering with farmers to help them develop and implement their dreams. Cultivating relationships, providing business solutions, and thinking outside the box have all been a key part of our success over the years. As the agricultural industry continues to evolve and we begin focusing on our next 100 years, we remain just as committed to serving the next generation of producers.


Almost two years ago, Farm Credit of the Virginias began looking at ways to better reach and serve beginning, small, minority and veteran farmers.
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Why Series - Why I Farm by Beck's

As we continue to bring you perspectives from a variety of farmers on why they do what they do, we wanted to share a great website with you that has been created by Beck's Hybrids.  Beck's began a "Why I Farm" movement in 2013, and has interviewed farmers all over the country.
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Cows and Cold

Most of the Farm Credit of the Virginia's footprint has enjoyed a wetter than normal fall, and with the days getting cooler and cooler, it is important to make sure that cattle have an adequate energy to help them maintain their body condition.  Drovers shared a great article from South Dakota State University that discusses some of the considerations for cattle in cold weather.
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Producers Have a Chance to Gain Knowledge About Precision Agriculture Technologies

Options in precision agriculture technologies are growing at what seems to be an exponential rate.  As farmers look for ways to become more and more efficient; producing more with less inputs and resources, demand for practices, equipment and information that allow producers to decrease fertilizer and water usage and waste while maximizing production increases.
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That's Nuts!!

There is a "national month" for almost everything...did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lover's Month??
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