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Across rural America, every day farmers and ranchers pass down a tradition of hard work and commitment to their children, sometimes building on generations of family commitment to producing safe and abundant food. Often, these children grow up to join the family operation, having learned a love of the land and the animals in their care along with the work ethic and specialized knowledge necessary to succeed in farming and ranching. Read More
Research has told us what many already know: American farmers are getting older. According to the the most recent data Ag Census data, the average age of U.S. farm operators rose from 55 in 2002 to 57 in 2007. There has been a 20 percent increase in the number of operators 75 years and older, and a 30 decrease in the number of operators under 25 years of age. Read More
Father's Day: a time to celebrate dads, grandpas and great grandpas everywhere, especially our customers who work side-by-side with the next generation to keep their family farms thriving, and in the family. No doubt, some days are tough, but those able to work with family are a very lucky group. Read More
This morning, three Farm Credit Producing Excellence customers were featured alongside AgSouth Farm Credit’s Van McCall, in a USA Today story highlighting the importance and complexities of preparing the next generation to feed a nation and the world. The story features Farm Credit Services of Hawaii customer Eric Tanouye, AgSouth Farm Credit customers Jimmy and Jake Carter and AgCredit customers Lee and Dusten Watson. Read More