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April 3, 2019
Ag in the Classroom Educates Tomorrow’s Consumer Responding to teachers and the agricultural community, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiated a task force on agricultural literacy in 1981. The group recommended that the USDA coordinate national agriculture literacy by sponsoring regional meetings during which the states would create their own programs, they later became known as Ag in the Classroom (AITC).  
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March 26, 2019
Confidence, Contacts and Leadership Skills: Farm Credit and American Agri-Women While the role of women in agriculture is changing rapidly, some women continue to face challenges as they navigate careers in farming, ranching and agribusiness. American Agri-Women and its affiliate organizations (hereby referred to as Agri-Women) provide women the opportunity to make their voices heard in agriculture and learn valuable leadership skills in the company of their peers.
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March 26, 2019
A Natural Partnership: Farm Credit and American Agri-Women On the farm, if something needs doing, someone steps up and does it. Farm kids grow up feeding hogs as soon as they can walk and driving tractors long before they have state-issued driving permits. Women, historically, cook meals, care for the house and the kids and frequently manage finances, all while helping with those never-ending farm chores. Today, many women are the principal operator of their farm, responsible for all of the daily management decisions. Everyone steps up where they can. This same mentality inspired the creation of American Agri-Women, a coalition of women united for agriculture. 
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January 22, 2019
Farm Credit CEOs Discuss Current Credit Conditions Currently, farmers face a multitude of overlapping hurdles that range from international trade wars, a partial government shutdown, multiple years of low commodity prices and consecutive natural disasters. To help policymakers understand the landscape, three Farm Credit CEOs came to Washington, D.C., to offer an on-the-ground perspective.
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November 7, 2018
Financial Literacy Made Fun To teach students how to manage their finances without the risk of real-life financial consequences, Farm Credit partnered with the University of Idaho Extension to create Night of the Living Debt (NLD), a video game where zombies have taken over the financial world and a failure to pay off their demands will result in a diminished credit score.
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September 25, 2018
Farm Credit and Ag in the Classroom Honor Outstanding Teachers Six elementary and two secondary teachers from around the country receive the Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Awards for the innovative ways they use agricultural concepts to teach core academic subjects. The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit make these awards possible.