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May 9, 2017 | Rural Communities

Educator, Fresh Perspective Honoree: Bernard Geschke

“As the world becomes more electronic with newer and larger equipment, our next generation will accomplish amazing feats. However, safety and health will remain important in everyone’s lifestyle.” Bernard Geschke

Apr 25, 2017 | Rural Communities

A Half Century of Family and Farm

“We’ve had a good 50 years, and I’m glad to have been associated with Farm Credit for those 50 years.” Henry Brinkman, Ramona, South Dakota

Jun 28, 2016 | Rural Communities

Celebrating America's Farmers

What began as an experiment in making traditional vinegars has grown into a family enterprise trusted by top food publications and chefs to deliver a gourmet taste.

Mar 15, 2016 | Rural Communities

Agricultural Leaders in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming Recognized as Visionaries by Farm Credit

Agricultural leaders in our four states are among 100 visionaries being recognized nationally as part of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rural Communities

Help Us Find 100 Fresh Perspectives

Nominations for 100 Fresh Perspective honorees are being accepted through December 18, 2015. Ten distinguished Fresh Perspective honorees also will receive $10,000 to help further their contributions to agriculture. Learn how you can nominate leaders in the industry and in your community at www.farmcredit100.com/fresh-perspectives/contest.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rural Communities

Our Impact: Making a Difference in the Communities We Serve

Our third annual Community Impact Report highlights the difference that can be made through agriculture education, hunger relief, emergency services and young, beginning and small producer programs.

Dec 30, 2014 | Rural Communities

Easing Hunger Over Winter Break

Feeding South Dakota helps ease the hunger pangs of school-age children over winter break.

Sep 26, 2014 | Rural Communities

‘Raising Nebraska’ to Appreciate Ag

Raising Nebraska, a year-round exhibit hall dedicated to agriculture education, is sponsored by FCSAmerica and others interested in helping consumers better understand food production.

Sep 4, 2014 | Rural Communities

Food Insecurity Hits Home

Guest blogger Kara Geweke, one of our 2014 summer interns, returns to college with a valuable lesson in food insecurity and how farmers are responding to nutritional needs in their communities.

Jul 3, 2014 | Rural Communities

Rising from the Ashes

A New Year’s Eve fire, destroyed the Food Shelf in Fayette, Iowa – along with 51,000 pounds of food, almost a third of the Food Shelf’s annual stock. Now, like the people it serves, the Food Shelf is in need of help as it works to rebuild.

Jun 17, 2014 | Rural Communities

Iowans Shine at Dairy Quiz Bowl

June is National Dairy Month. Iowa is celebrating by crowning 4-H youths who excel in their knowledge of the always changing dairy industry.

Apr 24, 2014 | Rural Communities

Every Day is Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work on the Family Farm

Here, at FCSAmerica, we’ll use Take Your Daughters and Sons Day to talk about ag, our chance to pay tribute to the generations of farming families who have passed their know-how and work ethic from parent to child.

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