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From the Field: Monumental Milestones in Washington DC

From the Field: Monumental Milestones in Washington DC

By Rachel Gonzales - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Each year the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus program is sponsored through the National Contributions Program. Farm Credit sponsorship provides scholarships for 4-H youth from historically black land grant universities and tribal colleges to attend the summer program. This year was extraordinarily special because of the 125th anniversary of the universities’ establishment as land-grant institutions. The week was filled with celebratory activities and opportunities to connect with leadership from each college within the system along with members of congress and Farm Credit representatives. Read More »

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Happy 99th Anniversary, Farm Credit: A Look Back as We Look Ahead

Happy 99th Anniversary, Farm Credit: A Look Back as We Look Ahead

By History Associates - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As we enter Farm Credit’s 100th year and look forward to the future, it’s also an opportunity to pause and reflect on the milestones of the past – and how those before us used those milestones to imagine and shape the Farm Credit we know today. Read More »

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Farm Credit Enters 100th Year of Service to Rural Communities and Agriculture

Farm Credit Enters 100th Year of Service to Rural Communities and Agriculture

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, July 17, 2015

Today, Farm Credit celebrates its 99th anniversary and enters its 100th year of providing reliable and consistent credit to agriculture and America’s rural communities. This significant milestone reflects our dedication to the industries we support, and also underscores the hard work and commitment of our customers – the farmers and ranchers, agribusinesses and rural infrastructure providers who make it possible for America to feed itself and the world. Read More »

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From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Food hubs are a growing movement across the country and are focused on making healthy, local food accessible to a broader audience while ensuring fair returns to farmers. A break from the traditional approach to food marketing and distribution, food hubs have been in need of more data to give growers insights about how best to organize, price and operate to achieve their social objective and earn enough revenue to succeed. Read More »

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