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.

September 2016

What does Organic really mean?

In addition to all the other things celebrated this month, September is National Organic Harvest Month.  I would be willing to bet if someone asked you to list some of the top “buzzwords” associated with agriculture and food right now, organic, natural, GMO and pesticides would find their way into your list; for good reason.  There is a lot of information, and misinformation, currently being shared about these topics.  So what does organic really mean? 
 
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National Farm Safety and Health Week

Since 1944, the third week of September has been National Farm Safety and Health Week (for 2016 that is September 18-24).  This is a great time to focus on farm safety, because it is incredibly important for all farm operations.  The theme for 2016 is “Farm Safety:  A Legacy to be Proud of”.
 
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Sweet! It's National Honey Month

Yum…..honey!  This natural sweetener gets a whole month of recognition in September, and in celebration of that, we’d like to share some facts about honey, and the bees that make it!
 
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National Chicken Month

September is a busy month!  In addition to being National DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education Month it’s also National Chicken Month!  Today also happens to be Labor Day, which for many is one of the last big grilling days of the year (and the unofficial close of summer), so a post about chickens seems completely appropriate!
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