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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.
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September 24, 2018
Supporting 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.
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September 20, 2018
Innovative 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.
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September 20, 2018
Farm 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.