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Jun 28, 2017 |

Challenges of Today Present Opportunities For Tomorrow

Advice from Doug Stark, our president and CEO, to young and beginning producers on understanding risks – and which ones to take – in order to grow an operation.

Jun 14, 2017 |

Farm Credit Continues Strong Support for America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

Farm Credit’s outstanding loans to young farmers rose 2.6% in 2016 to $27.8 billion. Outstanding loans to beginning farmers increased more than 3 percent to $42.8 billion.

Aug 3, 2016 |

Supporting Young and Beginning Producers With Education

We are proud to be part of a Farm Credit System that is committed to growing the next generation of producers.

Apr 21, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Making Tough Choices for Chance to Farm

“I carry my binder of farm finances everywhere and can lose sleep thinking about all the what-if scenarios with my cash flow and balance sheet,” Maggie Holub says.

Aug 7, 2015 | From the Farm

Six Steps to Growing a Successful Farmers Market

Join us in celebrating National Farmers Market Week. Visit a farmers market near you this weekend. We also welcome you to stop by the Fallbrook Farmers Market on a Thursday evening between 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Jul 28, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Side By Side Lesson: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

A lesson in getting better before getting bigger has kept Brenton and Justine Paxton focused on their goals and priorities.

Jul 13, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Young Couple Use Side by Side Lessons to Expand Farm

The Eberts used lessons learned at FCSAmerica’s annual Side by Side conference to determine the land purchases would pay dividends for years to come.

May 11, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Practical Wisdom for New Generation of Producers

FCSAmerica teamed up with Farm Journal to ask experienced farmers to share their best advice with young and beginning producers. The result is the AgWeb series, Practical Wisdom.

Aug 18, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Live Coverage from Young and Beginning Conference

Follow our live blog from this year’s Side by Side Conference. Nearly 150 young and beginning producers arrive in Omaha this week to network and learn more about their chosen industry.

Jul 25, 2014 | From the Farm

How to Build a Successful Farmers Market

Four years into our involvement with the Fallbrook Farmers Market in Lincoln, we have some insight into what it takes to build a successful farmers market.

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