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.


The Faces of the Knowledge Center- Volume 2

Hello! We are continuing to get to know our Knowledge Center staff and I am next! I am Sarah Scyphers and have been with the Knowledge Center for a little over a year and half. I am a Program Specialist and work primarily with our Young, Beginning and Small producer programs.
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Meet the Director of the Knowledge Center!

​Greetings! I have the privilege of serving as the Director of the Knowledge Center with Farm Credit of the Virginias, also known as the educational arm to our association. I started my time with the department almost 8 years ago, where does the time go, right? You may be asking, if you are new to the site, what is the Knowledge Center? So, in a few words, our mission behind the Knowledge Center (KC) is to provide education and resources to ALL of those in agriculture. We educate, advocate and engage those within and those interested in agriculture. Pretty cool, right!?
Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to meet the members of the Knowledge Center team, I can’t wait for you to get to know us and the passion that we have around education and specially for this industry that are so much a part of!
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Ag Biz Planner Class Graduates!

All the hours, all the effort, all the conversations and all the brainstorming came to culmination two weeks ago in Raleigh, NC at the Ag Biz Planner Final Conference and Graduation. Farm Credit of the Virginias had their 2019-2020 class represented with 10 participants and 5 mentors.
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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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Introducing Our 2019-2020 Ag Biz Planner Class

It is Fall and while to some that means excitement surrounding pumpkin spice and apple cider in the Knowledge Center we are ecstatic to welcome our 13 participants, representing eight businesses and operations into the 2019-2020 Ag Biz Planner Program! These participants kicked off our 9th class in August at an event in Staunton, VA and have been working through the program since...
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