August 30, 2018Annie’s Project: Knowledge is Power
Annie’s Project prepares women for success on the farm and in business by teaching them critical agriculture and financial skills. Enjoy the next piece in our series on Annie's Project.
August 30, 2018Annie’s Project: Finding Your Voice
Leadership means speaking up for what you believe in. This second post in our Annie’s Project series shows how Annie's Project provides women with both the confidence to speak out about agriculture and the communication skills they need to do so.
August 28, 2018Annie’s Project: Building a New Generation of Ag Leaders
While women often face unique educational and leadership barriers that inhibit their ability to fully participate in their farm business, they have a program known as Annie’s Project to support their educational needs. This is the first of a series of posts about how Annie's Project empowers women to become leaders in agriculture.
August 24, 2018FFA: Investing in the Next Generation of Ag Leaders
Farm Credit supports the future of agriculture by partnering with organizations such as FFA. Enjoy this short video clip about our partnership.
August 22, 2018Farm 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.
August 22, 2018Youth 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.
August 21, 2018Competition 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.
August 8, 2018Farm 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.
August 8, 2018No 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.
August 8, 2018Farmer Veterans Bring Their Story to Washington
Farm Credit hosted more than 60 farmer veterans in Washington, D.C., this July as part of a fly-in designed to bring their unique voices to policymakers.