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What is a Beef Ambassador?

By Kim Rounds, National Beef Ambassador - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The National Beef Ambassador Program is a national youth leadership program focused on educating consumers about beef and beef production. Beef Ambassadors share personal experiences, product samples and information about beef nutrition, recipes, preparation, animal welfare, environment and other important topics. Additionally, five young adults are chosen to represent the National Beef Ambassador Team to educate consumers at national events and through the media. The 2013 team will be chosen in Sacramento, California this weekend at the National Beef Ambassador Contest. In this guest blog post, Kim Rounds, a 2012 national team member, shares what it means to be a Beef Ambassador. Read More »

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Principles Are What Set Cooperatives Apart

By Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network - Thursday, September 20, 2012

People involved with cooperative businesses—the people who furnish telephone service or electricity for many rural residents, produce or process dairy foods, provide farm supplies or extend the credit to purchase them—often speak of “the cooperative difference.” As we celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives, it bears repeating what that difference is all about. Read More »

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National Farm & Safety Health Week

By Christina Bowen - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

As we wrap up the summer of 2012, we see an increase in productivity as farmers and ranchers across the country prepare for, or continue, their fall harvest activities. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) encourages those in rural America to put safety first during National Farm & Safety Health Week which runs September 16-22. Read More »

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Member-Owned Cooperatives: Part of the Solution

By Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network - Sunday, September 16, 2012

The United Nations has designated 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative and October is Cooperative Month. As a 96-year-old cooperative network, the Farm Credit System has much to celebrate. Join us each week between now and October as Cooperative Network's Bill Oemichen takes a deeper look into the values that set cooperatives apart from other businesses. Read More »

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