Mighty Honker Goat Program

Golden State Farm Credit demonstrates its commitment to Kids, Agriculture and Education Through Willows High School FFA Mighty Honker Goat Program

CHICO, CA – (May 9, 2022) -- Golden State Farm Credit’s (GSFC) lending office in Willows, CA has a lot to “honk” about when discussing the goats raised by Willows High School FFA students and a group of students with special needs that will be shown at the Glenn County Fair Junior Livestock Auction.

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Endowment Fund

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

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Local Food Banks

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.

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4-H and FFA Support

Golden State Farm Credit is Committing up to $60,000 towards the Purchase of 4-H and FFA Livestock in Virtual Auctions

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.

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2020 Scholarship Winners

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.

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Farm to Family Program

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.

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Farms Program

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.'

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2019 Record Patronage

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.

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Small Farm Conference

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.

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Dairy Sustainability Summit

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.

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