Happy Earth Day! Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. To America’s farmers and ranchers who vigilantly protect our natural resources, though, every day is Earth Day. It’s not easy. With fewer producers working less land while feeding a growing population, finding economically and operationally viable solutions to long-term sustainability is a challenge. Nonetheless, many Farm Credit customers are doing just that:
The Producing Excellence Program (PEP) was launched in 2011 to share positive stories about Farm Credit customers’ success and our support for their efforts. PEP includes stories from every Farm Credit institution, more than 180 articles representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the stories highlight a cross-section of the industries we serve, from livestock and row crops to rural infrastructure and produce. Several feature Farm Credit employees.