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July 2015 Preview: Veterans, Independence Day, and Farm Credit 100 Celebration

July 2015 Preview: Veterans, Independence Day, and Farm Credit 100 Celebration

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, July 6, 2015

The Farm Credit Salute to Farmer Veterans event in Washington, D.C., last month was a huge success. More than 300 guests including 40 farmer veterans and numerous media and government representatives gathered to celebrate the important contributions our military veterans are making to agricultural and food production. The event featured food raised by local farmer veterans, and in one case, also prepared by a farmer/chef. July continues the focus on military veterans as we celebrate Independence Day and recognize the men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed to preserve our freedoms. Read More »

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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