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.
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.”
August 9, 2019Farm Credit Increased Quality, Quantity of Programs to Support YBS Farmers in 2018
Farm Credit Increased Quality, Quantity of Programs to Support Young, Beginning and Small Farmers in 2018
May 22, 2019We’re In This Together
For more than 100 years, Farm Credit has supported farmers in good times and in bad. We understand the challenges our customers face because agriculture is what we do and who we are. In this uncertain ag economy, Farm Credit is singularly focused on working, day-in and day-out, to achieve the best possible outcome for our customer-owners.
May 22, 2019Farm Credit Makes Grant to Improve Access to Mental Health Care for Farmers
Farm Credit has partnered with AgriSafe Network to support its Total Farmer Health campaign. The program will educate rural health professionals on the mental health risks faced by farmers and ranchers and trains them to integrate basic mental health screenings into their primary care practices.
May 22, 2019Statement on the Death of Dallas Tonsager
Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement on the death of Dallas Tonsager. “Dallas had a life-long passion for rural communities and agriculture. During his time in Washington, D.C., Dallas worked tirelessly to support farm families and make a more vibrant rural economy. His leadership and his friendship will be deeply missed.”
April 29, 2019The Value of Broadband: Increasing the Quality of Healthcare in Rural Communities
Rural broadband means access to telehealth, which critical for rural residents, who often live far from hospitals or clinics and lack access to locally-based specialists. Patients’ ability to communicate with healthcare professionals from home and local doctors’ ability to consult with off-site specialists have the potential to increase both the quality of life for rural residents and the quality of healthcare they receive. These outcomes would help reduce overall costs in thousands of rural communities across the country.