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Farm Credit Rocks at the National FFA Convention

By Christina Bowen - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We're celebrating Hispanic heritage and personal achievement this week at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #FFAConv2012. Read More »


4-H Educators Gather to Share Best Practices in Youth Development

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, October 21, 2012

For more than 100 years, 4-H youth clubs have served rural and urban communities alike through the Cooperative Extension System, a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state Extension office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small-business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. Read More »


Cooperatives: A Service-Focused Business Model

By Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network - Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tony Anderson hit the nail in the head. The General Manager of Cherryland Electric Cooperative in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Anderson persevered through eight years of litigation and was on the winning side when the Michigan Supreme Court ruled last summer that his coop could continue providing power for a new water park and resort in an area the cooperative had been serving for six decades. Read More »


From the Field: Citizenship Washington Focus

By Jennifer Bellamy, National 4-H Council - Thursday, October 11, 2012

This summer, 57 youth and adults attended Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) with support from the Farm Credit National Contributions Program. The youth represented seven land-grant universities and colleges from across the United States, including a group from Sitting Bull College which is located on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. All participants had diverse backgrounds with 4-H leadership activities and citizenship-related programs. Read More »