Education

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

The Business of Agriculture

Learn about the calculator and educational programs we offer to help you manage your farm loans and cash flow.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Nov 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The 5 Cs of Lending

Learn how lenders, investors and others use the 5 Cs.

Nov 4, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Land Auctions: How to Prepare and What to Expect

Learn more about the best practices for preparation, bidding, and closing on a land purchase.

Nov 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Market Updates to Factor into 2023 Budget Plans

The best budgets are updated and adjusted according to markets. Here, our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the markets trends and costs shaping the 2023 production year.

Oct 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Starting a Business Meeting Habit

Learn more about strategies, tips and best practices for successful, habit-forming business meetings.

Sep 23, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

What's the Deal with Cost Per Bushel?

Learn more about various ways to measure costs, the insights each delivers and how they can be used or misused in the decision-making process.

Sep 14, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Digging into Carbon Markets

Learn more about the state of carbon markets and factors to consider before jumping in.

LEARNING CENTER

Crop Insurance

RPowerD and MPowerD

Crop insurance option designed to provide opportunities to potentially establish a higher guaranteed revenue – or margin.

Crop Insurance

Updates Make LRP Better Risk Management Tool

It’s not often that livestock producers have an improved way to manage risk. Here we explain how updates to LRP work to the advantage of livestock operations.

The Business of Agriculture

Farm Loans: How They Work

Learn how Farm Credit loans work including down payments, interest rates, how to qualify and more.

The Business of Agriculture

Farm Loan Affordability: It’s Not Just the Interest Rate

Learn about the calculator and educational programs we offer to help you manage your farm loans and cash flow.

The Business of Agriculture

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - Additional Assistance

CFAP is a USDA program to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

The Business of Agriculture

Calculating Your Cost of Production Takes the Uncertainty Out of Your Decisions

E-learning program focuses on the "why" behind using cost of production numbers and the application to different business decisions.

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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