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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 and Twitter. Read More »

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From the Field: More than a Celebration; Capitol Hill Event Highlights a Farmer Veteran Movement

From the Field: More than a Celebration; Capitol Hill Event Highlights a Farmer Veteran Movement

By Amelia Sprague - Friday, June 5, 2015

Farmer veterans, members of Congress, media reporters and Farm Credit supporters joined forces in Washington, D.C., June 2-3 to attend a series of events. From formal meetings to an unforgettable reception, these collaborative efforts did more than celebrate the contributions of our farmer veterans; they raised awareness of programs, policies and potential. It was a powerful opportunity to amplify the efforts of the Farmer Veteran Coalition's Homegrown By Heroes labeling program to Members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the general public. Read More »

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From the Field: National Black Growers Council

By Rodney Patterson & Lisa Summerour - Thursday, February 26, 2015

For generations, black farmers and ranchers have proven to be important contributors to the American agricultural dichotomy, as they’ve contributed to the daunting task of providing food to our nation and the world. With unwavering dedication and passion, these men and women faced hurdles and endured systematic barriers that thwarted their ability to access government funding and federal programs. Barriers so debilitating that for some it stifled their ability to grow and for others, these hardships forced them out of business altogether. Read More »

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From the Field: AgChat National Collegiate Congress

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Monday, February 23, 2015

Farm Credit is a proud support of the AgChat Foundation through the National Contributions Program. The AgChat Foundation empowers farmers, ranchers and other agvocates to connect through social media platforms and has built the highly visible #AgChat community on Twitter. Read More »