August 22, 2018Youth Excel in 4-H Forestry Competition
Students put their forestry knowledge to the test each year at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational. Farm Credit is a proud partner of the Invitational, supporting students as they enter competitions in tree identification, compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, topographic map use and forest evaluation.
August 21, 2018Competition Sparks Rural Innovation
The word “entrepreneurship” typically evokes images of Silicon Valley tech startups, food delivery services, ridesharing apps that aid commuters…the list goes on. What’s the common thread? Entrepreneurship makes us think urban. While entrepreneurs often capitalize on the needs of urban centers, innovation is critical to the growth and vitality of rural communities as well, especially when it comes to agriculture.
August 9, 2018Farm Credit Continues its Commitment to Young, Beginning and Small Farmers
August 8, 2018No Barriers and CoBank Unite to Empower Veterans
CoBank joined forces with No Barriers USA, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization, in 2017 to create a program that honors the men and women from rural America who have served in the U.S. military and returned home with various forms of service-related disabilities.
August 8, 2018Farmer Veterans Bring Their Story to Washington
Farm Credit hosted more than 60 farmer veterans in Washington, D.C., this July as part of a fly-in designed to bring their unique voices to policymakers.
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.