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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10 Things to Love about Farm Life (and Rural Living)

Welcome to February!  With Valentine's Day right around the corner (if you had forgotten, consider this your reminder that you may want to pick up a present for that special someone in your life...) we wanted to share some of the things that we "love" about farm life and rural living.  Enjoy!

10.          A little slower pace of life.
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What's In An Acre?

In our area (Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) farmers often talk about the amount of land that they own in acres...50 acres, 100 acres, 1000 acres.  (Fun fact: as you move towards the central and western part of the country, land is sometimes measure in hectares, which is approximately 2.47 acres).  But what does an acre of land look like?  And what can it produce?
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The Future of Your Farm & Family - Are You Planning For It?

I speak to a lot of groups about a lot of topics.  These days the most common topic that agricultural groups ask me to address is transition planning – how can/should they bring the next generation into the farm business?  Transition planning is a process for determining how to transfer ownership of assets and management responsibilities to the next generation.  It’s one of those topics that most families know is crucial for the future of the family, but they just never get around to doing it.  I don’t need to remind you of the reasons why, but I will.
 
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On This Day...Space Flowers!

Throughout 2018, we will be sharing some interesting things that happened “On this day…” that related in some way or another to agriculture.  First up – a picture of a flower, specifically a zinnia.  What makes this flower unique you ask?  Well…it was grown in space.
 
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10 Resolutions for the New Year!

We are officially 1 whole week into the New Year...did you make any New Year's resolutions?  How are they going?  Maybe you're realizing that you need some new/different ones, or maybe you are a little behind in making yours.  Either way, we have 10 resolutions for you to check out to help expand your "ag" knowledge this year!
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