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.

Posts

"Ag"vocating in the (State) Capitol(s)

Ag stories.  Everyone involved in agriculture has them.  And now, more than ever, it is incredibly important to be telling them.  To consumers, communities, politicians; the list goes on and on. 
 
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Top 10 Reasons Agriculture is Good for Youth

It’s National FFA Week…which is kind of a big deal, at least for us!  FFA has played a huge role for several of our Knowledge Center team members, and is a long-standing organization that has incredibly deep ties to agriculture. 
 
Added to that, FFA members go on to be leaders – in their communities and beyond.  The skills learned in FFA are varied and immense, which led us to thinking about all the reasons that growing up, or being involved, in agriculture benefits youth in general. 
 
So...here are our Top 10 Reasons Agriculture is Good for Youth:
 
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Let's Talk Crop Insurance!

No one knows agriculture like Farm Credit.  When the Farm Service Agency stopped selling crop insurance in 1997, it became necessary for farmers to rely on private insurance companies for their crop insurance needs.  Who better to fill that need than an ag expert like Farm Credit?
 
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Cash Flows, Budgets, Income Statements - Oh My!

Has a lender or investor ever asked you for your financial sheets and made you pause, search your memory, and really wished you had paid better attention in your business or finance class in college or high school, because you have no recollection on how to get those together? Or have you ever looked through your receipts from the last year, quarter or few months and wonder why you’re not making more money but struggle to correctly fill out a cash flow statement or balance sheet (or may not even be sure what those are)?
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Word of the Year - Activate

We’re wrapping up the “Word of the Year”…and our list of 4 this week:
 
Advocate
Educate
Resonate
Activate
 
We’ve covered Advocate, Educate, and Resonate
 
Now for Activate.  We advocate for agriculture, and help others do the same.  We provide educational opportunities for agriculture producers and for those who want to learn more about agriculture.  We strive to create content that resonates with the agriculture community and with all consumers.  And we hope that while we do all of that, we help to...
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