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From the Field: Ag Media Summit 2015

From the Field: Ag Media Summit 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Saturday, September 19, 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: National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

From the Field: National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

By Jade Sadler - Thursday, August 6, 2015

Farm Credit is a proud supporter of the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference through the National Contributions Program. Guest author Jade Sadler is an account specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America based out of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. 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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From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Food hubs are a growing movement across the country and are focused on making healthy, local food accessible to a broader audience while ensuring fair returns to farmers. A break from the traditional approach to food marketing and distribution, food hubs have been in need of more data to give growers insights about how best to organize, price and operate to achieve their social objective and earn enough revenue to succeed. Read More »

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