Education

Find the latest blog posts, financial education and videos from Farm Credit Services of America.

The Business of Agriculture

Cash-flow projection is an important financial tool used to estimate the amount.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

May 21, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

The Economics of Family Living

Tips for measuring and tracking family living expenses.

Apr 24, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Spring 2021 Outlook

Learn how an environment of tight ending stocks, early planting and a strong pricing outlook could affect your operation and marketing plan.

Apr 19, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: The Art of the Side Hustle

Our latest educational offering aimed at young and beginning producers looks at key steps for ensuring a side hustle is a good investment of your time and resources.

Mar 26, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm

Learn more about creating a marketing plan that weathers the unexpected.

Mar 18, 2021 | Country Living Homes

More People Seeking a Piece of the Country

Sportsmen, always on the hunt for land, want a quick and safe getaway during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kitchen counter commuters want a home that can accommodate work, school and home life.

Feb 26, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Barriers to Budgeting: Allocating Fixed Expenses

Learn more about accounting for hard-to-allocate expenses.

LEARNING CENTER

The Business of Agriculture

Making Sense of the Ag Economy and Preparing for Success in 2021

Brent Gloy helped make sense of this uncertainty and provided insights to help drive better business decisions and strategies.

The Business of Agriculture

Where Do We Go From Here? The Farm Economy in 2021

David Widmar discussed the uncertainties heading into 2021, reviewed lessons learned and shared strategies for success in 2021.

The Business of Agriculture

Improving Your Crop Price Risk Management Skills

Steve Johnson highlighted 10 steps to effectively manage crop price risk in your operation.

The Business of Agriculture

U.S. Meat, Poultry and COVID-19: Now What?

Steve Meyer offered insights and opinions on what the future holds.

Crop Insurance

Supplemental Coverage Option

Crop insurance option provides additional coverage for a portion of an underlying crop insurance policy deductible

Crop Insurance

Farm Program Decision: ARC vs. PLC

Price Loss Coverage (PLC) vs. Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC)-County vs. ARC-Individual – is an annual decision now.

Live and Previously Recorded Webinars


Our educational webinars equip producers with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions for their operations.

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Making The Most Of The Year Ahead.

Insights – Tools – Strategies

GrowingOn® is an educational meeting featuring forecasts, information and insights to help producers plan and reduce risk for the upcoming crop year.

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Crop Insurance Podcasts


Members of our experienced crop insurance team discuss how crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return. Listen to our audio programs to learn more.

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SPONSORSHIPS

We are sponsoring the registration fee for customers to attend approved educational programs or events that address problem solving, record keeping, decision-making and/or business planning. Programs that assist customers with business continuity, such as succession, family transition, retirement and estate planning, also may qualify for sponsorship.

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