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Country Homes

History Worth Repeating
After 160 Years, a Frontier Farmstead Gets a Second Chance

One Lender, Many Options
When you’re financing a country home, no one is better equipped to help than Farm Credit.

In Touch With Your Lender
Communication between borrower and lender is key, especially during tough times.

A Vision Realized
Amanda and Colby Hatchett are reaping the rewards of restoring a once-productive farm to its past splendor.

All Squared Away
A couple finds their niche growing alfalfa hay in the Texas Panhandle.

Resources for Rural Living

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Farm Credit Commentary

Loyal to the Land Bank
Four Generations of the Harris Family

A 97-Year Relationship
Four Generations of the Kasper-Grote-Worrell Family

Never Too Old For New Technology
This July, when the Farm Credit System marks its 100th anniversary, Elmo Snelling of Edmonson, Texas, will celebrate an even greater milestone, his 102nd birthday.

History in the Making
District's first land bank and PCA loans changed lives for the better.

Made for Farmers, Owned by Farmers
When W.S. and Mary Smith of Grayson County, Texas, signed their loan with the Van Alstyne National Farm Loan Association (NFLA) on May 22, 1917, it is doubtful they realized they were making history.

Farm Credit at 100 - Our Heritage, Our Future
A hundred years ago, grocery shopping looked different than it does today. Shoppers would give their list to a store clerk, who would retrieve their items while the customer waited.

17 Tips for Getting Started in Agriculture
It's tough to get started in agriculture: Most young and beginning farmers and ranchers just don't have the capital to start on their own. They may lack other resources, as well.

Change of Scene, Change of Plans
For a Texas couple, a move from the city to the country included an unexpected venture into the poultry business.