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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Get in the Zone for National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month and what better way to celebrate than getting in the zone?  Picking plants that are appropriate for your zone will aid in your gardening success and prevent frustrations.  No one wants to see their hard work and money go to waste when they realize their plants didn’t make it through the winter.  
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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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10 Ways to Engage Youth in Learning about Animal Products and By-Products

Learning about market animal products and by-products is important agricultural knowledge.  Oftentimes, our youth do not realize the items they use, clothes they wear, and foods they consume come from an agricultural product. 
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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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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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