A 100 YEAR FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS AND COMMUNITIES INTO THE FUTURE
A 100 YEAR FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS AND COMMUNITIES INTO THE FUTURE

History Archive

It has been Farm Credit’s privilege to contribute to the strength of rural America. Documenting that history of helping the nation grow has revealed a variety of archived materials that capture our journey alongside rural communities. The History Archive brings a selection of these together to provide perspective on eight distinctive eras of Farm Credit history.

Expanding Authority, Greater Responsibility

1978-1983

Farm Credit continued to broaden its services during these years, taking on new lending authorities including rural infrastructure, deepening its commitment to Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) farmers, and creating internal service organizations to fulfill key administrative tasks.

“An American Farmer”

January 1, 1979
In this installment of Farm Credit’s late-1970s full-court video press, the Production...

Wichita Farm Credit Letter, Spring/Summer 1980

June 1, 1980
This issue of the Wichita district’s publication features Emmett Elizondo, who traveled...

LaGarza and Jones, June 1983

June 16, 1983
Texan Kika de la Garza (far left) and Tennessean Ed Jones (second from left) were among...

Commemorative Box

July 1, 1983
As part of continuing efforts to strengthen and build a more independent Farm Credit, on...

The Farm Credit Leader, Fall 1983

September 1, 1983
By 1983, Farm Credit was changing and farmers’ ability to make do was being tested. This...