August 8, 2018Farm Credit Celebrates its Military Veteran Employees
Chris Obermeyer, a veteran and vice president of credit operations at FCSAmerica, hosted a panel discussion featuring his Farm Credit colleagues who served in the armed forces. The event also garnered a special appearance by Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska and members of his staff.
August 2, 2018Supporting Farmers Markets Across the Country
In this guest blog post, the Farmers Market Coalition, one of Farm Credit's partner organizations, highlights Farm Credit's support of farmers markets.
August 1, 2018Farmers Helping Farmers: The National Black Growers Council Focuses on Education
The National Black Growers Council (NBGC), a nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of African-American farmers on the local, state and national levels, hosts regular Model Farm Field Days, bringing together farmers for hands-on, peer-to-peer learning, which Farm Credit is proud to support.
August 1, 2018Farm Credit Partners with National Farmers Union to Support the Next Generation of Farmers
Farm Credit is proud to partner with the National Farmers Union's Beginning Farmer Institute as they provide a diverse group of new farmers the skills they need to succeed.
July 30, 2018CoBank Grant Supports Training for Rural Water Employees
CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving Farm Credit associations, agribusinesses and rural infrastructure providers, has partnered with the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) to underwrite a program that will target and train the next generation of technical workers needed to ensure the future operation of critical water and wastewater systems in rural communities.
July 30, 2018Homegrown by Heroes: More Than a Label
Farm Credit partnered with the Farmer Veteran Coalition and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to create the Homegrown By Heroes label that veteran farmers can use to differentiate their products and spur conversation with consumers.
July 30, 2018Farmers and Food Banks Bring Fresh Food to Local Communities
Farm Credit Mid-America sends hundreds of employees to volunteer with Farms to Food Banks, a program through which extra produce is gleaned from farmers' fields and donated to local food banks.
June 7, 2018Farm Credit: Mission-Driven, Member-Owned
Farm Credit’s support for rural communities and agriculture is rooted in a ground - up approach.
May 14, 2018Farm Credit Supports Tomorrow's Dairy Leaders
Since it's founding in 2002, the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge has reached more than 6,200 students, teaching them critical thinking, decision-making, team building and communications skills. Farm Credit is a proud partner of this high impact program.