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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Farming is Tough, But Help is Available

No question, farming can be tough in even the best of times.  Add in the weather, natural disasters, and economy over the last few years, and it is no wonder why farming is considered one of the most stressful occupations.  In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, American Farm Bureau collaborated with Morning Consult on a research poll to learn about factors that affect rural adults and farmers/farmworkers mental health as well as the availability of resources, personal experiences and other issues. 
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May Is Beef Month

Brace yourself...May is just 2 days away!  The first few months of this year seem to have flown by, but since May is one of our favorite months, we are trying to adjust!  Why is it one of our favorite months?  Because it's National Beef Month!
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Every Day Is Earth Day When You Work in Ag

In case you haven't heard yet, it's Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22nd.  This day was designed to allow groups, organizations and individuals to show support for environmental protection...something that agriculture has been quietly doing for decades.
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April is Virginia Vineyard Month!

One of our favorite things about this weekly blog is that we get to share a ton of different information about agriculture…and sometimes that means we get to learn too!  All of the different days, weeks and months that relate to agriculture provide a great platform to celebrate the incredibly diversity, and impact, that agriculture has on all of us.
 
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Two Events, Two Weeks, Too Much Fun!

So…if you follow us on any of our social media channels, there is a good chance you saw at least one picture over the last couple of weeks of a group of people sitting in a room listening to a speaker.  That’s because over the last two weeks we were pretty focused on two of our biggest annual events of the year – our Farm Management Institutes (FMI) and our Dairy Management Institutes (DMI).
 
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