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

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.

Jan 12, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

January WASDE Delivers Surprises

The January WASDE held surprises, running counter to pre-report expectations and moving markets. Our economist, Matt Erickson, provides perspective on the latest yield numbers and their impact on global markets.

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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.

The Business of Agriculture

Farm Loans: How They Work

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

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

How Managerial Accounting Can Help You Manage Your Farm or Ranch

Accrual-based managerial accounting offers a solution for those who want a deeper understanding of their operation and the financial insights.

The Business of Agriculture

Risks and Rewards in the Dairy Industry Outlook for 2023 and Beyond

Learn more about the long-term demand and demographic trends and the risk and rewards to watch for in a volatile export market.

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.

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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Why calculate your cost of production?

Knowing your cost of production is a powerful management tool. See how cost of production can help bring confidence and clarity to your management decisions.

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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.