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From the Field: Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge

By Raechel Sattazahn - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Farm Credit is proud to support education programs that prepare young and beginning farmers for a future in agriculture, including the Dairy Challenge, a two-day competition among teams representing North American universities' dairy science programs. In this guest post, Raechel Sattazahn, director of the Knowledge Center at AgChoice Farm Credit and Dairy Challenge board member, shares highlights from the 2013 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge. Read More »


From the Field: National Beef Ambassador Program

By Katie Stroud, 2013 National Beef Ambassador - Sunday, October 13, 2013

The National Beef Ambassador Program is a 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 2014 team was chosen in Springdale, Ark. at the National Beef Ambassador Contest last month. In this guest blog post, Katie Stroud, a 2013 national team member, recaps her time as a Beef Ambassador. Read More »

From the Field: Wine Crush 2013

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, September 12, 2013

Every year, U.S. grape growers harvest more than four million tons of ripe, juicy fruit, most of which is transformed into a wide variety of delicious wines, including reds like Merlot and Cabernet and whites like Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. Read More »


From the Field: Farming Coast to Coast

By Thomas Dalton - Monday, August 19, 2013

Thomas Dalton from Farm Credit of Central Florida was one of 12 participants in this year’s Florida Specialty Crop Foundation’s (FFVA) Emerging Leadership Development Program. Farm Credit National Contributions is a proud supporter of the event through a partnership with United Fresh. In this guest post, Dalton provides highlights from one of the stops during the group’s three day tour of farming operations in California. FFVA's Emerging Leader Development Program identifies young people who are pursuing careers in agriculture and have the desire to broaden their understanding of the industry. Program graduates are equipped with the education and tools to improve the sustainability and economic viability of specialty crop agriculture. Read More »