November 15, 2019Farm Credit Video Contest Winners Donate Prize Money to Local Organizations
As winners of the People’s Choice Award in the Farm Credit One Mission. Many Voices. video contest, the Slomchinski’s won $10,000 to distribute to local causes of their choosing. They chose to split the funds between three organizations they felt make a difference in their community.
November 13, 2019Forest Foundation Talks about Trees
The California Forest Foundation’s long-running Talk About Trees program educates young people about the benefits of sustainable forestry. Talk About Trees provides balanced, science-based information about the environmental, economic and societal uses of forest resources for present and future generations.
October 24, 2019Bridging the Farm to School Gap
The National Farm to School Network strives to close the gap between youth and the food that they eat through outdoor garden education, classroom learning focused on food and farming and local food procurement in school cafeterias.
September 12, 2019MANRRS promotes careers for a modern agriculture industry
Fewer young people are aware of the multitude of careers and opportunities within the agricultural sector. That’s why Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) strives to help students discover how agriculture, engineering and technology relate to the world around them.
September 5, 2019Calling All Ag Entrepreneurs!
Farm Credit’s commitment to supporting rural communities and agriculture means ensuring rural entrepreneurs have the tools they need to overcome barriers and grow their businesses, right in rural America. That’s why Farm Credit has partnered with the American Farm Bureau Federation to present the 2020 Ag Innovation Challenge, now accepting applications through September 30.
August 27, 2019Living to Serve: CoBank funds FFA students’ service-learning projects
The National FFA Organization believes in the value of community service as a means of addressing local concerns, while also understanding the need for service to be situation-specific and collaborative. Unifying these perspectives, FFA established Living to Serve, a competitive grant program that funds FFA chapters’ service-learning projects and allows students across the country to propose service projects that are tailored to the needs of their own communities.
September 20, 2018Farm Credit Builds Markets for Local Farmers
2018 marked the inaugural Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit, the first of its kind in the United States. Farm Credit, a Summit cosponsor, was proud to partner with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Distribution Research Society, National Value-Added Agriculture conference and the Farmers Market Coalition to coordinate this innovative gathering.
September 20, 2018Innovative Direct Agricultural Marketing Projects Honored
MarketMaker is a national network of states that connect farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, processors, caterers, chefs and consumers. It is an ever-growing partnership of organizations investing in a coordinated effort to build a virtual infrastructure that brings healthy, fresh, and flavorful food to the average consumer.
August 26, 2019Twelve teachers honored with the 2019 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Credit partner each year to honor kindergarten through 12th grade teachers from around the country for the innovative ways they use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, STEM/STEAM and more.
August 19, 2019Social Media Bridges the Gap
“We are at a crossroads with the average age of farmers today, so the focus on young, beginning and small farmers is incredibly important,” Thompson said. “That’s what I appreciate about Farm Credit - they provide assistance to those who are just starting out or are the first person in their family to enter into agriculture.”