Education

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

Jul 31, 2023 | Country Living Homes

Gain a deeper understanding of how factors such as location, acreage and utilities influence the appraisal process for rural properties.

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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

Jul 31, 2023 | Country Living Homes

Demystifying Home Loan Appraisals: A Conversation with a Rural Appraiser

Gain a deeper understanding of how factors such as location, acreage and utilities influence the appraisal process for rural properties.

May 19, 2022 | Country Living Homes

Managing New Home Construction Costs

As experts in rural home financing, our consumer lending officers advise homeowners on the best practices for controlling construction costs at every stage.

Mar 11, 2022 | Country Living Homes

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

We have five tips to help you successfully finance a country home that fits both your lifestyle and your budget.

Feb 5, 2022 | Country Living Homes

Secure a Home Loan and Avoid These Five Pitfalls

We have developed the following list to help you maintain or improve your credit worthiness.

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.

Oct 30, 2018 | Country Living Homes

What Rural Home Buyers Need to Know About Zoning, Access and More

That’s why it’s important to understand the extent of any zoning laws, easements or access agreements before closing on your country dream home.

LEARNING CENTER

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.