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.


Life of a Dairy Calf

The beginning life of dairy calves is filled with care and attention to ensure their health and success!  Follow the typical life of a dairy calf to learn more about the decisions farmers make to give them the best care possible!
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4 Reasons to Raise Kids on the Farm

“C’mon!” my husband shouted from the UTV. “The cows are in the hayfield!” 
I was in the barn filling buckets of feed. Our 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were out bringing their show heifers in from the night-time pasture to the barn. The kids had spotted the cows in the hayfield and called their dad who promptly dumped feed into the trough for the steer, jumped in the UTV, and hollered at me in the barn. We picked up the kids from the pasture on the way to the hayfield needing all hands on deck to sort the wayward bovine back to where they belong. It was not yet 8 am … and so began the day.
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Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle

One of the most incredible, wonderful, and sometimes frustrating parts of agriculture is how diverse it really is.  It encompasses so many different types of production, interests and passions – and yet everyone in agriculture feels connected.  When you think about the diversity in this industry, some of the differences are easy to spot – some farmers grow crops, while others raise livestock.  Some farm on a large scale while other grow product on a small scale to sell locally at farmers markets, etc.  But there are also differences that may not be so easy to spot from the outside looking in.
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Conservation Assistance at your Fingertips

Have an erosion problem on your land or farm? Interested in learning of the benefits of livestock exclusion from waterways? Need your questions answered about how to protect the soil, water and other natural resources on your property?  
Read more to learn about the Soil & Water Conservation District and how they can assist you.
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Protecting Your Land and Legacy with NRCS

The NRCS (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service) works with clients to develop conservation plans to better manage the natural resources on all types and sizes of operations.  The nine-step planning process helps ensure that each landowner reaches his or her desired destination.
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