Farming and ranching are integral industries to both rural America and the American consumer – a vibrant agricultural system improves the lives of farmers and ranchers and benefits consumers by providing consistent, safe food choices. AgCountry Farm Credit Services supports organizations that create greater awareness of, and excellence in, U.S. agriculture.
Agriculture in the Classroom
"The goal of Agriculture in the Classroom is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society. AITC raises agricultural literacy by helping students' understand the farm sources of their food, fabric and flowers."
"American Agri-Women is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women with more than fifty state, commodity and agribusiness affiliate organizations throughout the country. It is an all-volunteer organization, working to advocate for agriculture since 1974."
"Decades ago, the majority of Americans were either farmers themselves or living near agricultural production. Today, millions of Americans have moved away from rural areas and have lost the connection to the sources of their food, fuel and fiber. By sharing compelling and personal stories of farmers and ranchers, America’s Heartland hopes to close that gap." The Farm Credit System is a sponsor of America's Heartland.
Michele Payn-Knoper is an advocate for building connections between consumers. Cause Matters "focuses on sharing agriculture’s story, science communication, social media strategy and growing a food movement."
“CommonGround is a national movement of farm women who want to share information about farming and the food they grow. Consumers in the cities and suburbs are more disconnected from farm life than ever before, and that disconnect has led to misconceptions about modern farming and the people behind it. We’re a group of North Dakota farm women working to help dispel myths and build trust in farm families again.”
"4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum and our nation's Cooperative Extension System, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security."
Farmer Veteran Coalition
"The mission of the Farmer Veteran Coalition is to mobilize veterans to feed America.We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities."
Future Farmers of America
"Since 1948, FFA has educated our nation’s middle and high school students about the science, business and technology of agriculture as well as helping them develop important leadership skills."
Farm Policy Facts
"Farm Policy Facts—a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization—is a coalition of farmers and commodity groups created to educate Congress and Americans about agriculture’s contribution to a strong and vibrant United States."
“Genetically modified organisms — GMOs — are a major topic of discussion today…GMO Answers was created to do a better job answering your questions — no matter what they are — about GMOs.”
Peterson Farm Brothers
Brothers Greg, Nathan, and Kendal are siblings who farm with their parents near Assaria, Kansas. Though best know for their ag-related song parodies, they also have a number of informational videos, as well as their 'Life of a Farmer' video series that details what happens on the farm each month of the year. Check them out for some great knowledge and entertainment.