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CoBank Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange is an innovative knowledge-sharing initiative that is designed to provide strategic insights about trends, structural change, and policy directives within the key rural industries served by CoBank. It draws upon the expertise within CoBank and the rest of the Farm Credit System, the broad perspective of outside consultants and academics, and the first-hand knowledge and experience of CoBank’s customers to enhance CoBank’s collective understanding of emerging business opportunities and risks.

The following Knowledge Exchange articles have been selected by High Plains Farm Credit as featured articles:

Rural Broadband Valuations Remain High as Investors Move Down Market for New Opportunities, September 2020

“The abrupt shift in 2020 to working from home and remote learning has significantly increased high-speed data subscriptions, representing a new catalyst for the broadband market.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange update, and be sure to check out this video from Jeff Johnston, Communications Economist with CoBank.

Rural Industries Adapt to Coronavirus Reality, July 2020

“2020 will go down as a year when many American businesses were shaken. But we believe rural industries, bruised as they may be, will bounce back more resilient, wiser, and more efficient.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange Quarterly Update.

Keeping Us Connected, Our Lights On, and Our Pantries Full, April 2020

“This quarter will largely define the next year as it relates to the economy and how severe the coronavirus damage will be. But on the other side of this quarter is recovery, and more secure times for everyone.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange update.

Spring 2020 Agronomy Outlook: Retailers Are Adequately Prepared to Ride Out the Storm

“Agricultural retailers are on relatively firm footing as they prepare for spring following last year’s complicated agronomy season.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Spring Agronomy Outlook.

Agricultural Economy

Dr. David Kohl

The Ag Globe Trotter
Dr. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Kohl has traveled more than 8 million miles throughout his professional career and has conducted over 6,000 workshops and seminars for various agricultural groups.

Peterson Farm Brothers

Brothers Greg, Nathan, and Kendal are siblings who farm with their parents near Assaria, Kansas. Though best known for their ag-related song parodies, they also have a number of informational videos, as well as their ‘Life of a Farmer’ video series that details what happens on the farm each month of the year. Check them out for some great knowledge and entertainment.