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

Sep 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Inflation and Interest Rates

Learn more about the latest data and what might be ahead.

Sep 8, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Creating and Understanding Your Balance Sheet

The balance sheet can help you understand the strength of your operation or your reserve risk-bearing capacity.

Aug 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Cap Rate Calculator: Streamlined for Ease of Use

Three required fields – purchase price, cash rent and property taxes – deliver information for better buying decisions.

Aug 20, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting Started with a CapEx Plan

Learn more about creating a multi-year, strategic capital expenditure plan.

Aug 13, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Grows Its Commitment to America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

In 2020 alone, according to the FCA’s data, new loans made by Farm Credit to young farmers increased by 37%, to beginning farmers by 57% and to small farmers by 63%.

Jul 23, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Moving Beyond "Know Your Costs of Production"

Learn more about how to factor cash flow, accounting and economic costs into your management decisions.

LEARNING CENTER

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

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.

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.

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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