FCCS News & Insights

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Passkey Partner Agcor Releases White Paper on GIS Technology for Improving Your Operations

The agricultural sector grapples with an array of persistent challenge...

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Insurance Renewal Strategy Yields Significant Savings

Sometimes it’s worth going back to the drawing board, even with existi...

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Digital Transformation Strategies: Thriving in the Current Landscape By Future Point of View (FPOV)

There’s no doubt that technology can offer organizations a wealth of b...

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Leadership Development at Farm Credit Services of America

There’s a familiar adage that employees don’t leave their company, the...

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Digital Solution Manages Construction Lending

Construction loans require more ongoing attention than a simple term l...

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2024 FCCS Conferences: The Transformation Revolution

The 2024 FCCS conference schedule promises a deep dive into how techno...

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Leadership Development for a New Era: Building Strong Leaders in 2024

It used to be that a good administrator with strong technical skills c...

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Passkey Proudly Announces Built Technologies as a New Partner

Passkey is proud to announce our newest partner: Built Technologies. B...

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5 Steps to a Successful Succession Plan

There’s no question of the importance of having a succession plan in p...

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Passkey Partner Tractor Zoom Pro Streamlines Asset Valuation

Equipment is a growing proportion of farmers’ balance sheets and value...

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Succession Planning for Success

Losing a key senior employee unexpectedly can have a dramatic impact o...

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Farm Credit Employee Engagement Survey Results

Many Farm Credit organizations have for years undertaken periodic empl...

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Forward-Thinking Governance Leads Captive to Independence

By any measure, the Farm Credit Captive Insurance Company is a success...

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Achieving Board Excellence

Exceptional governance is a critical objective for any cooperative boa...

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Farm Credit of New Mexico Board Pursues Merger

A courageous Board of Directors does its job by committing to an hones...

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Better Board Meetings with OnBoard

Cooperative boards of directors play an essential leadership role that...

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Governance Excellence Delivers Business Success

With ultimate responsibility for setting a cooperative’s strategy and ...

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Risk Management and Strategy Discussions

Risk management strategy should be included in every strategic plannin...

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Leading Strategic Planning: A CEO’s Perspective

The absence of a robust strategic plan leaves an organization vulnerab...

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Strategic Planning at Yosemite Farm Credit

Recognizing the competitive advantage it delivers, Yosemite Farm Credi...

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Introducing Agcor – Purpose-Designed Data Powerhouse

Data is only valuable if it’s accessible and has context, and is most ...

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Planning for Strategic Advantage

Driving an entire organization toward a single objective is an eminent...

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The Relationship Between Leadership, Culture and Behavior

Organizational culture is a powerful force that can align employees to...

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FCCS Risk Management Issues Stewardship Report

The Farm Credit Captive Insurance Company recently reported another su...

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Detecting and Managing Employee Burnout

While always a business concern, employee burnout has increased signif...

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ELI Learning Tour to Puerto Rico

Executive leadership demands a broad perspective across all areas of b...

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Enhance Your Customer and Employee Experiences with the Perfect Gift

Like a traditional wedding favor or party gift bag, a well-considered ...

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Professional Experiences Shape Leaders’ Careers

Hear from the 2022 Circle of Excellence Award Winners Everyone’s life ...

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Meherrin Ag Embraces the Gettysburg Leadership Experience for Senior Leadership Development

It’s a wise organization that recognizes an effective solution and sti...

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Adults Learn Best Through Experience

Julius Caesar spoke an eternal truth when he said, “Experience is the ...

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Introducing the Newest Passkey Partner: Agcor by AQUAOSO Technologies, PBC

Agcor™ by AQUAOSO Technologies, PBC is a suite of software tools purpo...

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New Strategy Toward Insurance Independence

In the late 1980s, Farm Credit organizations faced an insurance crisis...

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Consulting Network: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself as a Leader

Personal and professional growth can be challenging within the whirlwi...

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Helping Employees Find More Fulfillment

Employees are looking for more fulfillment in every aspect of their li...

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FCCS Support on the Path to the C-Suite

It’s a fortunate professional who reaches their ultimate career goal. ...

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Your Secret Weapon: Attracting and Retaining Talent with Cooperative Principles

The Great Resignation continues to rattle American businesses. Million...

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The World of Employee Recruitment, Selection and Succession Today

It’s no secret that the U.S. talent market is in a high-demand, low-su...

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Farm Credit Captive Tempers Skyrocketing Insurance Costs

In the face of double-digit premium increases seen across the commerci...

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Fuel Your Career Growth with a Strategic Performance Review

Far too many employees view the performance review like a trip to the ...

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Get on the Road with Money to Spare

Business travelers and holiday road-trippers alike have seen car renta...

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AgTexas Strengthens Business through Accountability

Accountability is foundational to building effective working relations...

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Bring Fresh Energy to 2023

For millions of people, turning the calendar page to a new year repres...

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Practice Cyber Attack Response for Better Protection

Cyber security is critical every nano-second of every day, and keeping...

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Connect with Your Customers by Speaking Their Language

Many of us sell in a way that feels natural and comfortable to our sty...

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Protecting the Collateral that Protects the Loans

For thousands upon thousands of asset-based loans across Farm Credit, ...

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Communicating Mergers and Alliances

Any merger or strategic alliance impacts every individual and company ...

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Leadership Through Mergers and Alliances

While not all CEOs are as famous as Jeff Bezos or Steve Jobs, the pers...

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Culture Consequences of Mergers and Alliances

Mergers and consolidations are complicated and complex investments, an...

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Mergers and Alliances in the Boardroom

Mergers and other strategic alliances are an important focus in the bo...

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Consolidation and Alignment in Farm Credit

Farm Credit has been undergoing steady consolidation for decades, but ...

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Executive Leadership Incubator Alums Rise to the C-Suite

Reaching the top seat in any organization takes immense commitment, st...

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AgCountry Board “Holds the Edge” on Sea Kayaking Adventure

Team bonds are built and strengthened by shared experiences, whether i...

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Wellbeing in the Digital Age

There’s no question about it, we’re surrounded by technology and we de...

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The 5 Keys to Retaining Employees in a Challenging Job Market

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt far and wide, with...

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CREtelligent Instant Environmental Screening

With farmland prices in some areas up 20% since just the beginning of ...

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FCCS Undertakes Farm Credit Cyber Risk Assessment

Cyber risks are propagating faster and faster, making it essential for...

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Leading Hybrid Teams in Tomorrow’s New Normal

Employees and employers alike adjusted to working remotely during the ...

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The Connected Leader

It’s hard not to feel frazzled these days, constantly distracted by th...

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Communication Strategies and Best Practices

Written communication is an essential cornerstone of how we accomplish...

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Customer Connections

As with personal relationships, successful business relationships are ...

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The Future of Cyber Crime Response

By Future Point of View Cyber crime presents the greatest transfer of ...

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Proactive Response to Continued Challenges in 2022

Over the past two years, just about everything has changed in the busi...

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Planning for 2022 – Development Plans for Your Teams

American businesses have seen a massive exodus of employees, either le...

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Keeping Insurance Costs Down

Insurance costs are soaring as the industry responds to the slew of na...

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FCCS 2022 Conferences: Future Forward

BECAUSE ALL THAT HAS CHANGED IS EVERYTHING. 2022 is all about pressing...

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Analyzing the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

While the causes, degree and timetable for climate change may be debat...

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New Leadership Experience Takes to the Ocean

FCCS is offering a new leadership adventure on the high seas with “Hol...

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Protecting People and Operations from Active Shooter Threats

In 2016, the U.S. saw an average of one active shooter event every 18 ...

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Passkey Partner, Passageways, Announces a New Brand

Passkey Partner, Passageways, Announces a New Brand that Strengthens O...

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Iron Comps Delivers Market-Based Equipment Values

Protecting your Farm Credit equipment loan portfolio with accurate col...

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FocusFit Challenge Builds Mental Muscle

So little time, so much to do. It confronts us all, how to spend our p...

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New Passkey Partner: CorePower Yoga

FCCS is proud to announce that CorePower Yoga is the newest partner in...

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Communicate With Confidence, Increase Your Influence

Communication is the cornerstone of leadership. Expressing yourself wi...

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Accelerate Your Development: Training And Development Reimagined

To thrive in a business world that’s constantly changing, it’s a profe...

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Registration Open for our 2021 Conferences

How do you find your teams and your culture in 2021? Are you embracing...

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2021 FCCS Conference Series: Align. Accelerate. Grow. Register today!

Join your colleagues from around the country, in-person when possible ...

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Aligning Teams, Building a Strong Culture

Every organization has a culture, whether it’s created intentionally o...

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Compeer Financial and Iron Comps Partner for Innovation in Appraisal

Do you struggle with efficiently aggregating multiple sources of regio...

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Lewis & Clark Experience: Leading into an Unknown Future

New Virtual and In-person Learning Opportunities As business leaders s...

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Monitor, Minimize, and Manage Risk with the Nation’s Leading Lien Services Provider

Securing collateral is a key step in the lending process, but keeping ...

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AgTexas Reinforces Culture and Values with DiSC for Intact Teams

Communication is the lifeblood of any project and any organization. Fr...

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Introducing the 2021 Virtual Speaker Series, Powered by FCCS

World class speakers. Discipline focused topics. Lessons from Gettysbu...

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Captive Insurance Initiatives for 2021

After a fairly tumultuous year, FCCS’ Risk Management practice and the...

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Passkey Partner Wolters Kluwer Acquires eOriginal

Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) announced on De...

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Mastering 2021 – Align, Accelerate and Grow

After 12 full months of chasing the moving target of sustained busines...

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Strategic Planning and Facilitation

Successful businesses know that strategic planning is essential to lon...

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