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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A Labor of Love...and Sweat and Tears...

“In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
President Eisenhower was President more than 50 years ago…and yet these words still ring true today, perhaps even more than they did then.  In 1900, 38% of the United States wad directly employed in agriculture, and today, it is less than 2%.  And still, each U.S. farmer producers enough food and fiber for 165 people both in the U.S. and abroad, and do so with few inputs than they did even 30 years ago.
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I Want To Build My Own Home - Where Do I Start??

Recently purchased land?  Looking at buying land?  Planning on building your dream home there?  Congratulations!  Building your own home is an exciting time...but it can also be challenging.  There are many different details that go into building a home, could you use a little help navigating?
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Ten Things To Do Before You List Your Home For Sale

March is officially here (yay!) and that means that spring is getting closer!  Spring is a popular time for those who are looking to sell their home to list it for sale – the mad rush (and spending) of the holidays is over and it is time to look forward.  If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, it’s always a good idea to make sure that it makes a good first impression…so we have gathered a list of the Top Ten Things To Do Before You List Your Home For Sale.
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Be Kinder than Necessary

It’s World Kindness Day.  The well-known quote “Be kinder that necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle” may come to mind as you think about what kindness means.  I could not begin to tell you where I first heard this saying, but it has stuck with me for years…there is so much truth in it.  No matter what an outward appearance may show – everyone is fighting some kind of battle, even if you cannot see it.
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A New Season

With the arrival of cooler temperatures and shorter days, it may seem like things should be slowing down on farms in the area.  However, just the opposite is true.  The fall months can be some of the busiest for some farmers – while hay season is now a thing of the past, there is still plenty happening on farms.
 
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