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.

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Top Ten Tips in Agribusiness Analysis for a Sustainable Future in Farming

For most agribusiness operators, producing and/or processing products are almost second nature, but your success will also depend on great business management skills, not just being able to produce a good product! This is especially important for smaller farm operations that may not have the advantage of large sales volume to help ensure profitability.
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Author: Doolarie (Dee) Singh-Knights, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist of Agribusiness Economics and Management at West Virginia University

 
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Writing a Business Plan!

It is something that can strike dread in any small business owner’s heart but will deliver great rewards in the end, the BUSINESS PLAN! December has been given the honor of “National Write a Business Plan Month” so let’s take a look at why this piece is so important to all business owners.

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How Do You Get Your News? The New Buzz in Agriculture Media

In production agriculture we witness the ever-changing technologies that enable producers to increase efficiencies as well as yields in whatever commodity they are a part of.  Most of the time when we hear the phrase, “technologies in agriculture”, we automatically think of the production technologies; heat detection, GPS, drone capabilities, etc. however, this phrase also encompasses media.
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Safety First and Always

“Safety first” is a phrase we have all heard in some way shape or form.  And on a farm, safety, and health, are extremely important for so many reasons…and should be a focus each and every day.  Agriculture is one of the most dangerous professions there is, but it is easy to get comfortable when things go smoothly, or it is something that has been done hundreds of time with no adverse effects.
 
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National Chicken Month

We're not even going to touch the age old chicken or the egg debate...but since May is National Egg Month, we thought it would be a great time to share some "egg"cellent facts...
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