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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
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
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
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