Fall 2018

Northwest Farm Credit: Rural, Real Estate, Operating Loans; Farm Loans; Country Home Loans; Lot Loans; Equipment Financing; Young and Beginning Producers; Crop Insurance; Business Management Education; Property Appraisals

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fall 2018 Farmer Veteran Coalition 3 Feature Story: Mobilizing Veterans to Feed the World 4-10 Social Media 1.0 12 AgTech Innovation Conference 13 Online e-Learning Tools 14 Guest Editorial: The Future of Ag Labor 15-16 Security Awareness 17 College Scholarships 18 Who We Are: Northwest Farm Credit Services supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. Our Board of Directors: Greg Hirai – Chair, Wendell, ID Nate Riggers – Vice Chair, Nez Perce, ID Christy Burmeister-Smith – Newman Lake, WA Nels DeBruycker – Choteau, MT Susan Doverspike – Burns, OR Jim Farmer – Nyssa, OR Duane (Skip) Gray – Albany, OR Dave Hedlin – Mount Vernon, WA John Helle – Dillon, MT Dave Nisbet – Bay Center, WA Derek Schafer – Ritzville, WA Karen Schott – Broadview, MT Julie Shiflett – Spokane, WA Shawn Walters – Newdale, ID About Yields: Yields is produced for customer-members of Northwest FCS, an Agricultural Credit Association. Comments and story ideas can be sent to the Marketing Team, c/o Northwest FCS, P.O. Box 2515, Spokane, Washington 99220-2515 or stacy.baker@northwestfcs.com Website: northwestfcs.com Northwest Farm Credit Services is an equal opportunity employer and provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran, Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status. Article quotes have been edited for content and appropriateness. 1 Northwest Farm Credit Services This summer, Farm Credit associations across the nation invited customer-members who are young military veterans (and their spouses) to Washington, D.C. Following a day of touring the nation's capital, participants met with their respective members of Congress to share their personal stories and discuss the challenges and opportunities veterans face entering into agricultural businesses.

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