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National Poultry Day

Poultry plays a big part in both Virginia and West Virginia, as well as across the world. In honor of National Poultry Day on March 19th, check out some "Poultry Fun Facts"! Click on the image to...
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Educator Resources

That's Nuts!

Are you a peanut fan? If so, you may already know this, but if you don’t, brace yourself… March is National Peanut Month! (I know, we were excited too.)
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Top 10 Reasons Agriculture is Good for Youth

It’s National FFA Week… which is kind of a big deal, at least for us! FFA has played a huge role for several of our Knowledge Center team members, and is a long-standing organization that has incredibly deep ties to agriculture.
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Farm Management

Let's Talk Crop Insurance!

No one knows agriculture like Farm Credit. When the Farm Service Agency stopped selling crop insurance in 1997, it became necessary for farmers to rely on private insurance companies for their crop insurance needs. Who better to fill that need than an ag expert like Farm Credit?
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Farm Management

Cash Flows, Budgets and Income Statements

Has a lender or investor ever asked you for your financial sheets and made you pause, search your memory, and really wished you had paid better attention in your business or finance class in college or high school, because you have no recollection on how to get those together?
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Word of the Year: Activate

We’re wrapping up the “Word of the Year”…and our list of 4 this week: Advocate Educate Resonate Activate We’ve covered Advocate, Educate, and Resonate… Now for Activate. We advocate for agriculture...
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Other

Word of the Year: Resonate

We’ve covered Advocate and Educate…. Now we’re on to Resonate. As we advocate for agriculture, and help other to do the same, and as we work to educate people about agriculture, and about different practices in agriculture, resonate is always top of mind.
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Congratulations, Graduates!

Countless hours. Dozens of pages and multiple versions of a business plan. 10 Modules. 5 Months. 2 days. 1 major accomplishment. These sum up the activities of our most recent Ag Biz Planner Program graduates.
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Other

Word of the Year: Educate

We shared about the “Word of the Year” concept last week, which is essentially replacing New Year’s resolutions with a single word to focus on for the year. And we tried, we really did, to narrow it down for the Knowledge Center… but only managed to get down to a list of 4 – there is just so much that we do (and we love!).
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Agriculture Advocacy

Word of The Year - Advocate

Have you heard of the “Word of the Year”? It’s a concept that has been replacing New Year’s resolutions for some people in recent years. The thought is, rather than making a list of resolutions that...
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