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.
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.