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Rural America Matters: Investing in Rural Communities

Rural America Matters: Investing in Rural Communities

By Chris Shaffner - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As CoBank’s Vice President of Public Private Partnerships, Chris Shaffner manages the bank’s Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) portfolio, new equity investments, as well as the Rural Investment Opportunity Fund in partnership with Capitol Peak Asset Management and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More »

From the Field: Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards

From the Field: Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards

By Amelia Sprague - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Farm Credit recently sponsored the MarketMaker Innovation Awards to celebrate powerful, forward-thinking initiatives that use innovative ideas to improve the food production and distribution industry. Read More »

From the Field: Young Dairy Leaders Institute

From the Field: Young Dairy Leaders Institute

By Annaliese Wegner - Thursday, June 18, 2015

Annaliese Wegner is a dairy farmer, wife, blogger and recent YDLI Class 9 participant from Wisconsin. The following article is excerpted from her moderndayfarmchick.com blog. You can also find her on her her blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Read More »

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Ag News Roundup: April/May 2015

Ag News Roundup: April/May 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, June 12, 2015

Recent news coverage has revealed an interesting dichotomy. Most American farmers and ranchers believe strongly that they play an important role in feeding the nation and the world. Universities and industry publications promote the same concept. Yet according to the Center for Food Integrity, it doesn’t matter to consumers that farmers are feeding the world. One reason may be that consumers don’t really understand agriculture. Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) programs are helping to offer that education, as one former technology CEO, now a farmer, shared with Yahoo! News. Read More »

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