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Thoughts From The Turnrow

Thoughts From The Turnrow

The Farm Credit System makes its presence felt from a legislative standpoint through the efforts of the Farm Credit Council — a group made up of Farm Credit members from both the District and the National levels.

FCM Director Carl Loewer Retires

FCM Director Carl Loewer Retires

In February, Carl Loewer retired from the Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors after spending nearly three decades in service to the Association. Carl joined the board in 1992 representing Cross County.

Strategic Planning / Risk Assessment

Strategic Planning / Risk Assessment

At least once a year, most businesses, including Farm Credit Midsouth, go through a strategic planning and risk assessment process. This process involves a serious, unbiased, open-minded evaluation of the business’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT).

Innovate and Automate: Using MyFCM

Innovate and Automate: Using MyFCM

The whole Delta Farms team is interested in innovation and automation in all aspects of their operation, so we took the opportunity to check in with Carol Despain to see how things are going since signing up for MyFCM, Farm Credit Midsouth’s convenient, secure online banking portal.

The Power of Ag

The Power of Ag

Delta Farms has been a longtime Farm Credit Midsouth Member, so when the group approached Farm Credit about financing what was admittedly an unconventional project, the Farm Credit team listened. The partners put together a comprehensive plan outlining the operation’s energy demands and how the costs could be offset by solar.

Scholarship Opportunity for Rural Nurses

Scholarship Opportunity for Rural Nurses

In conjunction with National Nurses' Week, the Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas announce a scholarship opportunity available to assist rural nurses with continuing education and training that supports the unique health needs of Arkansas farmers.

2021 Farm Credit Midsouth Scholarship Winners Announced

2021 Farm Credit Midsouth Scholarship Winners Announced

The Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 14 students chosen to receive this year’s $1000 scholarship awards from the Association.

In Step With Eric Branscum

In Step With Eric Branscum

Eric Branscum may have grown up working on his family’s farm, but as long as he can remember he has wanted to pursue a career in banking. Enter the opportunity to combine the best of both worlds at Farm Credit Midsouth, and you have what he pretty much describes as his “dream job.”

The Political Outlook for Rural Communities and Agriculture

The Political Outlook for Rural Communities and Agriculture

With a new Congress and Administration up and running, 2021 brings many opportunities for America’s farmers and ranchers and the rural communities where they live.

The FCM Youth Loan Program - Starting Early

The FCM Youth Loan Program - Starting Early

Did you know? Our loan experts have years of experience specializing in solutions for farmers of all ages. Simply being active in 4-H and/or FFA automatically gives you access to Farm Credit agriculture lending experts, a great interest rate and the financing to pursue your own agricultural project.

Employee Spotlight: Michael Clayman

Employee Spotlight: Michael Clayman

This issue, we’re introducing you to Farm Credit Midsouth Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Michael Clayman. Like a number of Farm Credit Midsouth’s most senior employees, he has been with Farm Credit for more than two decades, though his journey has taken him through several Associations.

The Situation Feels Very Familiar

The Situation Feels Very Familiar

Hard to believe, but we find ourselves in a situation very similar to where we were last year at this time. The pandemic, government policy, and the weather are all once again on our minds. Thankfully though, we have much better prices across the board for the crops we grow in our Association’s territory as we prepare for the 2021 growing season.

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