Farm Credit Establishes Endowment Fund at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
$255,000 donation will provide resources for student research projects related to agribusiness
Agribusiness students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will have additional funding for student projects in the years to come after Farm Credit donated nearly $255,000 this year to create an endowment fund for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank Donate $20,000 to Help Local Food Banks
Chico, CA – Community food banks are experiencing a heightened demand for meals due to the impact of COVID-19 and the job losses created by California’s “Stay at Home” order. In an effort to lend a hand, Golden State Farm Credit partnered with CoBank to donate a total of $20,000 to the following food banks: Central California Food Bank (CCFB), Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO), North State Food Bank, and the Salvation Army Redding Corps.
Golden State Farm Credit is Committing up to $60,000 towards
the Purchase of 4-H and FFA Livestock in Virtual Auctions
Chico, CA – In an effort to help grow the next generation of farmers and ranchers, Golden State Farm Credit is committing up to $60,000, in an effort to support the sale of local 4-H and FFA livestock.
Due to the need for social distancing because of COVID-19, many counties have canceled their local fairs. The cancellation of these events has impacted 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. The transactional process of purchasing and selling farm animals provides young people the opportunity to learn essential life skills such as communication, cooperation, responsibilities, and food production. The money they receive from the sale of their animals also covers the cost of raising these animals, which can be a substantial financial investment.
Congratulations to the Golden State Farm Credit 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Chico, CA –Golden State Farm Credit is continuing to support future of agriculturalist by awarding a total of $9,800 to students, in pursuit of careers in agriculture.
Golden State Farm Credit is dedicated to assisting young leaders, in our communities, achieve promising occupations in agriculture and/or the food industry. The scholarship program is one of the many ways we are investing in the growing the next generation of agriculturalist. The program not only benefits high school graduates, but is also available to college undergraduates.
Farm Credit, Dairy Industry Partner to Help Expand Farm to Family Program
Farm Credit provides seed money for food banks; Dairy Farmers of America, Hilmar Cheese donate 37,000 pounds of cheese
In an effort to provide food to California families in need, Farm Credit, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc., are partnering to assist the expansion of the state’s Farm to Family Program, as recognized last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Farm Credit Urges Support for FARMS Program on Big Day of Giving
Center for Land-Based Learning program brings youth into agricultural careers
For more than a quarter-century, the Center for Land-Based Learning has operated its successful FARMS Leadership Program, educating thousands of high school students about career opportunities in agriculture. And up through March of this year, the nonprofit had planned and implemented dozens of Field Day hands-on experiences throughout the state to get kids out of the classroom and onto working farms to learn more.'
Golden State Farm Credit Issued a Record Patronage Payout for 2019
Chico, CA (April 15, 2020) – Golden State Farm Credit issued $15.7 Million, in patronage dividends, for 2019. This is another record year for the Association and its member-owners.
Farm Credit Supports Farms Large and Small
While many people think that large, expansive farming operations are the norm in California, the opposite is actually true. The federal Census of Agriculture found that one third of the 75,000-plus farms in the Golden State are less than 9 acres – and that two-thirds of the state’s farms are less than 50 acres.
Farm Credit Again Sponsors Dairy Sustainability Summit
More than 600 farmers, policy makers to learn about latest developments to ‘green’ industry
California’s dairy industry is responsible for just under one-fifth of all the milk produced in the U.S., contributes $65 billion to the state’s economy and is responsible for 180,000 California jobs. And while the industry has made impressive gains in becoming more environmentally sustainable, it continually faces new requirements.
Farm Credit Honored for its Support of FFA
The Farm Credit Alliance was recently presented with FFA’s Distinguished Service Citation for its longstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education.
Katie Otto, development director for the California FFA Foundation, the state organization’s fund-raising arm, said the California FFA nominated Farm Credit for the award because of its generous and enduring support. She added that the recognition was long overdue.
Farm Credit Grant Helps Central California Food Bank Provide More Fresh Produce
Central California Food Bank moved into a new 145,000 square foot facility in Fresno last summer that nearly tripled their space and allowed the 27-year-old non-profit to greatly expand its efforts to feed the hungry from Madera to Bakersfield.
In Response to the Camp Fire, CoBank and Multiple Farm Credit Associations Have Come Together to Give Close to $500,000 in Donations
The contribution will support the Camp Fire disaster relief efforts in Butte County.
Chico, CA (12-14-18) – Multiple associations of the Farm Credit System, which has served the nation’s agricultural and rural communities for more than 100 years, have come to the aid of a community in need. Together they have donated nearly $500,000 to help victims of the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest fire in California’s history.
Farm Credit Helps Cultivate California Set the Story Straight About Farmers and Ranchers
Kingsburg, CA (10-29-18) - Each year, California produces more food than any other state. But while Californians instinctively like and trust farmers and take pride in the state’s rich agricultural heritage, the public is regularly barraged with accusations that farmers waste water and are poor stewards of the land.
In Response to the Carr Fire, Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank Have Donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Army
Chico, CA (8-24-18) - Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, cooperative banks serving vital industries throughout rural America, have donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help further their efforts to support the residents, in Shasta and Trinity counties, affected by the Carr Fire.
In Response to the Carr Fire, Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank Have Donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army
Chico, CA (8-24-18) - Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, cooperative banks serving vital industries throughout rural America, have donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army to help further their efforts to support the residents, in Shasta and Trinity counties, affected by the Carr Fire.
Farm Credit Helps FFA Students Achieve Ag Career Goals
Chico, CA (6-5-18) Since 1928, the California FFA has been encouraging high school students to pursue a wide range of careers related to agriculture through hands-on learning and leadership development. And throughout virtually all of FFA’s history, Farm Credit has been a proud supporter of the organization.
For fifth straight year, Farm Credit helps Grizzlies provide fireworks and the Wild About Reading program
Kingsburg (4-16-18) Fans of the Fresno Grizzlies are looking forward to a season of great baseball as the top affiliate of the World Series champion Houston Astros begins Pacific Coast League play – along with a lot of great minor league promotions.
One of the team’s most popular promotions is Friday Night Fireworks, held every Friday the team is at home at Chukchansi Park. Farm Credit is proud to once again sponsor five of the fireworks extravaganzas.
Farm Finance Expo proves popular among farmers exploring options for capital
Chico (3-31-18) A decade ago FarmLink forged a unique approach for farmers and ranchers to gather, discuss, and learn about options for financing. In 2018 we reintroduced the approach with Growing Opportunity: Farm Finance Expo, a day-long event in West Sacramento on March 28. The Expo brought together 62 farmers and 10 lenders along with several partners and speakers.
Golden State Farm Credit 2017 Patronage Dividends total $11.4 Million
Chico, CA (March 29, 2018) – Golden State Farm Credit announces the release of $5.9 million, in Patronage Dividends. This is Golden State Farm Credit’s second release of Patronage Dividends in 2017.
Farm Credit Helps California Adults, Students Learn More About Agriculture Careers
Chico (3-23-18) - Adults and high school students interested in careers in agriculture will have help reaching their goals thanks to a recent $15,000 donation by Farm Credit to the Center for Land-Based Learning, a non-profit that inspires, educates and cultivates future generations of California farmers and agricultural leaders.
Farm Credit donated $10,000 to Land-Based Learning’s California Farm Academy program which offers a seven-month training program for adults interested in becoming farmers, and another $5,000 to the Farming, Agriculture, and Resource Management for Sustainability Leadership Program (FARMS), which introduces high school students to college and career opportunities in agriculture, especially in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Community Action Agency’s North State Food Bank Receives $5,000 from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank
The contribution will help cover the costs associated with the distribution of food throughout the service region encompassing Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas, Sierra and Tehama counties.
Chico (12-11-17) – The North State Food Bank, part of the Butte County CAA, serves an average of 45,000 hungry residents a month, received a $5,000 donation from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.
The Central Valley Community Foundation Receives $5,000 from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank
The contribution will help cover the costs associated with promoting crop gifting to support philanthropy and educational attainment in the Central Valley
Kingsburg (12-7-17) – The Central Valley Community Foundation, a local non-profit that tackles challenges on behalf of over 2 million people living in six Central Valley counties, has received a $5,000 donation from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.
The Community Food Bank Receives $5,000 from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank
The contribution will help cover the costs associated with serving food to people located in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare Counties.
Kingsburg (12-7-17) – The Community Food Bank, a local non-profit that provides food to over 280,000 people a month, received a $5,000 donation from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.
Torres Community Shelter Receives $5,000 from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank
The contribution will help cover the costs associated with providing emergency housing, food, and aid to roughly 160 individuals that receive nightly services, as well as 18 families, with 40 children, those currently stay at the Torres Shelter on an ongoing basis.
Chico (11-28-17) – Torres Community Shelter, a local non-profit serving displaced men, women, and children, has received a $5,000 donation from Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.