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Aug
20
2014

From the Field: 4-H CWF Builds New Generation of Ag Leaders

This summer, nearly 1,400 young people participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CFW) – a week-long citizenship program at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just minutes outside of Washington, D.C. 4-H’ers are known for their supreme leadership and citizenship skills, and the CWF program allows these young people to hone and exercise these abilities in our nation’s capital. As a program assistant, I had the great honor of guiding and educating delegates the entire summer, as they participated in workshops, committees and field trips. Read More

Aug
12
2014

Ag News Roundup: July 2014

Organically raised food was in the news in July, as a new U.K. study reported in the British Journal of Nutrition found evidence that organics are nutritionally superior to conventionally raised crops. Not surprisingly, the study is being challenged, with one major criticism being that it contains no original research, instead analyzing hundreds of previous studies. Regardless of any real or supposed nutritional benefits, organics are a growing food category, worth $26.7 billion in 2010. A July Washington Post article offered advice for consumers in deciding which categories of organic food are worth the typically higher price. Read More

Aug
11
2014

2015 National Contributions Application Deadline is Sept. 10

Farm Credit is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Farm Credit National Contributions Program funding cycle. Organizations wishing to be considered for financial support in 2015 must submit an online application by September 10. Read More

Aug
01
2014

August 2014 Preview: Back to School, Farmers’ Markets, Peaches and State Fairs

Across much of the country, families are getting ready for the kids to go back to school, starting the 180-day school cycle for another year. From pre-school to college, students are stocking up on the necessities, many of which are produced with help from American farmers and ranchers, including notebooks loaded with paper made from American-grown timber and new clothes made with American-grown cotton. Read More

Jul
29
2014

Farm Credit Basics: Cooperative Principle #5

The fifth cooperative principle of “Education, Training and Information” holds that cooperatives provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative. Members also inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives. Read More

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