Blog
August 22, 2018
Farm Credit Steps Up When Disasters Strike
Agriculture is a risky business, and natural disasters can devastate communities and jeopardize a farm family’s entire livelihood in an instant. As a local lender to farmers, ranchers and rural infrastructure providers, Farm Credit understands the challenges our customers face. And when disaster strikes, we’re out there pitching in however we can. 
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August 22, 2018
Youth Excel in 4-H Forestry Competition
Students put their forestry knowledge to the test each year at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational. Farm Credit is a proud partner of the Invitational, supporting students as they enter competitions in tree identification, compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, topographic map use and forest evaluation. 
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August 21, 2018
Competition Sparks Rural Innovation
The word “entrepreneurship” typically evokes images of Silicon Valley tech startups, food delivery services, ridesharing apps that aid commuters…the list goes on. What’s the common thread? Entrepreneurship makes us think urban. While entrepreneurs often capitalize on the needs of urban centers, innovation is critical to the growth and vitality of rural communities as well, especially when it comes to agriculture. 
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August 8, 2018
Farm Credit Celebrates its Military Veteran Employees
Chris Obermeyer, a veteran and vice president of credit operations at FCSAmerica, hosted a panel discussion featuring his Farm Credit colleagues who served in the armed forces. The event also garnered a special appearance by Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska and members of his staff. 
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August 8, 2018
No Barriers and CoBank Unite to Empower Veterans
CoBank joined forces with No Barriers USA, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization, in 2017 to create a program that honors the men and women from rural America who have served in the U.S. military and returned home with various forms of service-related disabilities.
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August 1, 2018
Farmers Helping Farmers: The National Black Growers Council Focuses on Education
The National Black Growers Council (NBGC), a nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of African-American farmers on the local, state and national levels, hosts regular Model Farm Field Days, bringing together farmers for hands-on, peer-to-peer learning, which Farm Credit is proud to support.