Education

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

May 12, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Learn more about hail and wind coverage as part of your risk management plan.

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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

Jun 9, 2023 | Crop Insurance

A Different Way to Manage Livestock Risk

Discover how livestock producers can manage risk with insurance options like Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) and Livestock Gross Margin (LGM).

May 12, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Risk Management Considerations Before Hail and Wind Damage

Learn more about hail and wind coverage as part of your risk management plan.

Feb 25, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Farm Policy Update

Learn more about the basics of the programs, current conditions and key considerations.

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Risk Management for Price and Cost Changes

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

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.

Mar 26, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm

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

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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.

Crop Insurance

Margin Protection Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how you can protect your farm against tightening margins.

Crop Insurance

RPowerD and MPowerD

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

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.