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August 2015 Preview:  Fresh Perspectives, Farmers’ Markets and Peaches

August 2015 Preview: Fresh Perspectives, Farmers’ Markets and Peaches

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Last month, Farm Credit celebrated its 99th anniversary and entered its 100th year of providing reliable, consistent credit to rural communities and agriculture. As part of our centennial celebration, we also announced our Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program, a search for 100 visionaries who are shaping the future of agriculture. The nomination period is now open, so we encourage anyone who knows of a visionary leader worthy of recognition to nominate them today, or visit our Farm Credit 100 website to learn more about the program, our history and our mission. Read More »

From the Field: Ag Media Summit 2015

From the Field: Ag Media Summit 2015

By Amelia Sprague - Thursday, July 30, 2015

Taking place just days after Farm Credit recognized the start of its 100th year of support to rural communities and agriculture, the 17th annual Agriculture Media Summit earlier this week provided the first national external outreach opportunity of the Farm Credit 100 program. Held in Scottsdale, Arizona, more than 600 agricultural media members, industry professionals and students were in attendance and had an opportunity to learn more about our centennial and particularly the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search. Read More »

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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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