Earlier this year, Farm Credit revealed the contents of a 50-year time capsule buried in 1967 in Larned, Kansas, the site of the first Farm Credit loan issued in 1917. The opening of the capsule revealed interesting predictions for the future of agriculture. As Farm Credit now celebrates our 100 year history of supporting rural communities and agriculture, we’re also looking to the future – including assembling a new 50-year time capsule to be opened in 2066, when we expect that we’ll be continuing to deliver on our mission.
At a Farm Credit 100 event during the Kansas State Fair, ag industry leaders were invited to contribute items to be included in the new Farm Credit time capsule. Among those participating were Kansas Senator and U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, who added the Senate Resolution passed earlier this year recognizing Farm Credit’s 100-year milestone; U.S. Representative and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX); and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who added a copy of the Kansas resolution issued in support of Farm Credit’s centennial. Other items, including a commemorative 50-year coin from the Kansas Livestock Association and logoed pins representing agribusinesses and cooperatives, were also contributed for the new time capsule.
More than 50 people attended the one-hour event held at The Wick Building/FFA Agriculture Education Display Building, where the original Farm Credit time capsule was on display.
Pictured (L to R) are: Governor Brownback, Harmon Bliss (Kansas State Fair Board Member), Jeana Hultquist (American AgCredit), Representative Conaway, Senator Roberts, Janet Bailey (Frontier Farm Credit) and Greg Reno (American AgCredit)