March 26, 2019
Confidence, Contacts and Leadership Skills: Farm Credit and American Agri-Women
While the role of women in agriculture is changing rapidly, some women continue to face challenges as they navigate careers in farming, ranching and agribusiness. American Agri-Women and its affiliate organizations (hereby referred to as Agri-Women) provide women the opportunity to make their voices heard in agriculture and learn valuable leadership skills in the company of their peers.
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.
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.
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.
September 11, 2018
Empowering Teachers to Ensure the Future of Agriculture
The future of agriculture relies upon the successful transfer of knowledge from one generation of farmers to the next. The National Association of Agricultural Educators works towards this goal through the implementation of training programs that empower agricultural educators to teach Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) courses to high school students.
August 22, 2018
Youth 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.