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August 21, 2018
Competition 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. 
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August 8, 2018
No 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.
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August 8, 2018
Farm 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. 
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August 1, 2018
Farmers 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.
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July 30, 2018
Homegrown 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.