Knowledge Center Blog

Welcome to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Blog!  This blog is a combination of posts from industry experts, Knowledge Center staff and guest contributors covering all aspects of agriculture and life in the country.  We want you to participate in this blog, sharing your thoughts and comments about the topics posted here.

Recent Posts

Be Kinder than Necessary

It’s World Kindness Day.  The well-known quote “Be kinder that necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle” may come to mind as you think about what kindness means.  I could not begin to tell you where I first heard this saying, but it has stuck with me for years…there is so much truth in it.  No matter what an outward appearance may show – everyone is fighting some kind of battle, even if you cannot see it.
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Fall Means...Cow Sales??

For most people, fall means cooler weather and changing leaves.  For cattle producers, fall is also one of the busy times for cattle sales, more specifically breeding cattle sales.  Not sure what those are?  They are an opportunity for cattle producers to purchase bulls or females that someone else has bred and raised to use in their own operations.
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Pop Goes The...Corn Kernel!

October is National Popcorn Month!  Around our house that is cause for celebration, popcorn is a “pop”ular snack for us!  To celebrate, we wanted to share so fun facts about this yummy treat...
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Start Them Young: Agriculture at an Early Age

 You don’t have to turn far to read headlines that partner the words STEM and education, simply meaning the emphasis in curriculum and classroom activities on science, technology, engineering, and math. This curriculum priority stretches from the preschool classroom to the graduating seniors, and permeates all disciplines. Teachers are often overwhelmed trying to get the necessary curriculum covered along with the additional standards-based learning, while also providing experiences for students that are problem-based and include STEM concepts.
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Have a Discussion, Not a Disagreement

Weather, pests, illness, fluctuating prices for fertilizer, seed, feed and every changing supply and demand markets – these are issues that farmers have been dealing with for generations.  And each of these things by themselves can present significant challenges in any given year…the recent devastation in South Texas and Florida due to flooding from hurricanes and the wildfires that plagued several states in the mid-west this year because of extremely dry conditions are prime examples.  But farmers today faces new challenges as well, challenges that previous generations did not face, at least not in the same way.
 
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