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As this season of giving is upon us, we are proud to announce Farm Credit's 2014 National Contributions award recipients. For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has been committed to our mission of service to rural America. Through our National Contributions Program, Farm Credit is working to ensure a vibrant and thriving rural America for generations to come. Read More
A few weeks ago, Farm Credit and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) began recruiting agricultural communications students from across the country to broadcast the annual Trade Talk event through social media. In order to be chosen for the event students had to apply through social media. After a selection process eight qualifying students were chosen and made the trip to Kansas City, Mo., for the event of a lifetime. Read More
Education, teamwork, personal development and networking are key components of Dairy Challenge®, an innovative program designed to prepare students for careers in the dairy industry. With one national contest and four regional contests, Dairy Challenge reaches more than 500 students each year. Read More
Anna Mann and her family live on an old tobacco farm in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. Anna served in the Army for eight years, during five of which she served as a Sergeant. Anna was deployed for two tours, one in Bosnia and one in Baghdad as a member of a Civil Affairs team. Anna has great pride in her military career, but continues to experience challenges because of the time she served. Farming has brought Anna a sense of inner peace and has “healed [her] spirit and helped [her] reconnect with society”. Read More
Today, the nation pauses to observe the sacrifice and freedom provided by our distinguished veterans. Here at Farm Credit we are especially grateful for those servicemen and women who hail from rural America. While only 16 percent of the nation’s population lives in rural areas, almost 40 percent of those who serve in the military come from those same communities. Read More