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Mar
26
2015

Rural America Matters: A Case for Rural Broadband

Nearly 60 million Americans reside in rural communities, and depend on their mobile phones and internet connectivity as much as those in urban areas – they talk, text, email and Skype with family and friends, shop and sell items on websites like eBay and Etsy, do research, work remotely and pursue online education opportunities. Read More

Mar
18
2015

On the Job: From Student and Intern to Farm Credit Employee

In 2011, Heather Gibson was introduced to Farm Credit at the AFA Leaders Conference. She interned with American AgCredit in Wichita, Kan. after she earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University. Next, she began her graduate studies in agricultural economics to Kansas State, and American AgCredit offered her a full-time job opportunity. Here she shares a little bit about her experiences with the Farm Credit System as well as her advice on pursuing a graduate degree. Read More

Mar
11
2015

Ag News Roundup: February 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced multiple financial aid programs to support agriculture and rural America in February. Among the available funds are $160 million to support food and agriculture research, education and extension, $16 million to support food production and increase food security, and $14 million to support economic growth in rural communities. USDA also announced several programs to support under-served groups, including $18 million in grants to train beginning farmers and ranchers, and $9 million to help socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and farmer veterans. Read More

Mar
10
2015

Business of Agriculture: Spring Crop Insurance Deadline is March 16

The spring sales season for crop insurance is just around the corner, with important decisions needing to be made and new programs from the 2014 Farm Bill to be carefully considered. Here are just a few of the new changes for the 2015 crop year. Read More

Mar
03
2015

Business of Agriculture: 5 Steps in Effective Succession Planning

As agricultural producers start to think about planning for the eventual transition of their operation to the next generation, there are five essential steps that will facilitate a smooth transition and help ensure the financial stability of all involved. Read More

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