December 11, 2018Farm Credit Welcomes Farm Bill Conference Report, Urges Passage
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President and CEO of the Farm Credit Council Todd Van Hoose released the following statement following regarding the Farm Bill conference report:
November 7, 2018Financial 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.
October 23, 2018Farm Credit and the Arkansas Agriculture Department Support Veteran Education
The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit recently partnered to provide four $1,000 Homegrown by Heroes academic scholarships to military veterans, currently serving military personnel and their spouses or children who are pursuing an agricultural or an agriculture-related degree.
October 16, 2018New Century Farmer Prepares Young Farmers for Success
FFA’s New Century Farmer conference develops participants’ planning skills to help them prosper in the business of farming. Farm Credit is deeply committed to the future of agriculture, and we believe in the efficacy and value of FFA and the New Century Farmer program.
October 16, 2018Helping FFA Grow the Agriculture Leaders of the Future
When the National FFA Organization was established by 33 delegates from 18 states 90 years ago, FFA stood for “Future Farmers of America.” While the organization remains focused on preparing the next generation of farmers, it is clear that FFA means even more today.
October 9, 2018World Food Day: Celebrating Farmers’ Roles in Global Food Security
In commemoration of World Food Day, and every day, Farm Credit recognizes that farmers worldwide have devoted their lives to supporting the lives of others. Farmers play a vital role in ending hunger by producing the food upon which we all depend.
September 25, 2018Farm 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.
September 24, 2018Supporting Future Agriculture Leaders Through Scholarships and School Gardens
Farm Credit supports young people at every stage of their agriculture education. From purchasing students’ 4-H or FFA livestock at the county fair, to supporting local school gardens, to providing scholarships to young adults throughout their collegiate studies, Farm Credit is committed to the next generation of agriculture leaders. Read more about how Capital Farm Credit supports the next generation of agriculture through scholarships and community grants.
September 20, 2018Innovative Direct Agricultural Marketing Projects Honored
MarketMaker is a national network of states that connect farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, processors, caterers, chefs and consumers. It is an ever-growing partnership of organizations investing in a coordinated effort to build a virtual infrastructure that brings healthy, fresh, and flavorful food to the average consumer.
September 20, 2018Farm Credit Builds Markets for Local Farmers
2018 marked the inaugural Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit, the first of its kind in the United States. Farm Credit, a Summit cosponsor, was proud to partner with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Distribution Research Society, National Value-Added Agriculture conference and the Farmers Market Coalition to coordinate this innovative gathering.