Education

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

Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

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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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Side by Side Digital Series

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

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Side by Side digital series

We have three different podcast shows. Side by Side Digital tackles topics geared toward young and beginning producers. Living Rural takes listeners through the home buying and building process with guests lending their expertise in areas such as home construction, the current real estate market and more. Members of our crop insurance team discuss how crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Mar 1, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Has Predicted Downturn for Corn and Soybeans Begun?

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at economic factors shaping both the broader and agricultural economies and lessons from past downturns that producers can apply to their decision-making.

Feb 23, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Cycles in Agriculture

Watch as we review the production ag business cycle, conditions in 2024 and the implications for your operation.

Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Why Every Producer Needs to Take a Fresh Look at ARC and PLC

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

Jan 26, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The Latest on Farmland Values

Watch as we dig into recent and historical farmland values and what they mean for producers in 2024.

Jan 22, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Up, Sales Down in 2023

Our latest benchmark farmland values report is out, and 2023 was another strong year for the agricultural real estate market.

Jan 19, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rate Forecast: What Farmers Can Expect In 2024

Read more what interest rate forecasts and macro-economic indicators mean for producers and their 2024 planning.

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The Business of Agriculture

Podcast: Side by Side Digital

Listen to our podcast on topics geared toward young and beginning producers.

Rural Communities

Podcast: Living Rural

Listen to our podcast on home financing and mortgages for rural living.

Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance and Grain Marketing: Are You Taking Advantage?

Crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return.

Crop Insurance

Protect Your Livestock Operation Against Market Volatility

Learn how one cattle operator uses Livestock Risk Protection to protect his ranch.

Crop Insurance

Key Considerations for Margin Protection

Make Margin Protection part of your risk management strategy.

Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Farmer Case Studies

Find out how two producers leveraged Margin Protection to anticipate market shifts and improve their financial positions.

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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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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FCSAmerica serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.