Press Release
February 2, 2016
Farm Credit Opens 50 Year-Old Time Capsule to Celebrate 100 Years of Service to Rural Communities and Agriculture Farm Credit today unveiled the contents of a time capsule buried in Larned, Kan. in 1967 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Federal Land Bank system, the precursor to today’s Farm Credit System, which supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Among the items revealed were predictions from Farm Credit leaders about agriculture and financing conditions today, and documents from the first-ever loan made by Farm Credit in 1917. Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole, along with current Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, participated in today’s event at the Farm Credit Council annual meeting.