Educational series that tackles topics tailored to young and beginning producers.

The Side by Side Digital - a podcast series tackles topics geared toward young and beginning producers. Each episode, we invite Farm Credit and ag industry experts to share their insights on financial management, business outlooks, transition planning and more.

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Loan Application Process

The loan application process can sometimes feel daunting. Our experts walk through how to prepare an application and what goes on behind the scenes after it’s submitted. We also discuss opportunities that exist specifically for young and beginning producers.

Meetings That Matter

Whether it’s a conversation with your lender, your landlord or another member of your farm team, successfully navigating these important meetings can lead to building your professional reputation. Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) relationship officers Nate Gebel and Evan Babcock offer insights and strategies to differentiate yourself as a producer.

Business Negotiations

Jim Knuth, senior vice president of business development, highlights eight business negotiation principles, common negotiation pitfalls, and tips for strengthening your negotiating skills.

Balance Sheet Best Practices

In this episode, we’re recapping key takeaways from our Balance Sheet Best Practices webinar presented by Nick Bauer, a financial services officer, and Kevin Hicks, a credit operations analyst. Nick and Kevin share helpful best practices for building your balance sheet.

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Side by Side Digital Series

Farm Credit Services of America has an unique educational series that tackles topics tailored to young and beginning producers.


Side by Side digital series

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