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Jun
27
2014

From the Field: 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus

For more than 50 years, thousands of high school youth from across the nation have travelled to Washington, DC each summer to partake in the preeminent 4-H citizenship and leadership experience—Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF). These delegates are given an opportunity to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills; understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities; exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds; and, experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C. Read More

May
09
2014

From the Field: Agricultural Diversity in Central Texas

Earlier this week, Farm Credit customers Capitol Land & Livestock and Johnson’s Backyard Garden hosted nearly 100 people from Farm Credit’s Idea Share conference, an annual gathering of the communications professionals for nearly 90 local Farm Credit associations and regional banks. Read More

Apr
02
2014

From the Field: Food Hubs Open Markets for Local Foods

The Farm Credit System’s commitment to young, beginning and small farmers in all types of agriculture was on full display at last week’s National Good Food Network (NGFN) conference in Raleigh, NC. The event brought farmers, investors, buyers and community leaders together around the growing business of regional food hubs. These aggregators of products from small farms -- more than 250 hubs across the country -- bridge the wholesale gap between local food producers and larger buyers. Read More

Mar
29
2014

From the Field: Women Making Waves

Farm Credit’s National Contributions Program supports a diverse group of industry organizations, which sometimes find ways to collaborate to further support the industry. National Farmers Union and Annie’s Project did just that earlier this year at the Women’s Conference in Clearwater, Florida. Read More

Dec
12
2013

In Case You Missed It: AgTexas Tractor Drive

1,000 miles. 23 counties. 60 days. One tractor. In August, AgTexas Farm Credit Services kicked off a unique event to raise both awareness of food insecurity and needed funds to combat hunger in the counties served by the Lone Star State association. Read More

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