June 2015 Archive

Cows As Bait
June 5, 2015
I won’t deny happily daydreaming about what happens in the next chapter of my life; I'm planning on going back to my farm in New Hampshire. The basic idea is to reestablish the cattle business, raising beef cattle for the local grass fed market. There is one reason in particular why I am planning to have cattle. You see, I plan to use them as bait. Read More >


Salute to Farmer Veterans
June 4, 2015
This salute is a privileged gesture of respect and trust. This salute is meant to communicate our thanks, our commitment to support farmer veterans, and our willingness to listen to their dreams so we can help them formulate plans for their own future. Read More >


About Gary Matteson
Gary Matteson has more than 30 years of experience in farming, small business, and agriculture-related organizations. He leads the Farm Credit program serving young, beginning and small farmers and ranchers at the Farm Credit Council, the System's national trade organization. Mr. Matteson coordinates efforts within Farm Credit's nationwide network and among many national agricultural organizations to ensure that beginning farmers have opportunities for success. The Farm Credit System provides beginning farmers loan assistance, mentoring and business planning support. Mr. Matteson also helps Farm Credit build diversity in farming by encouraging agricultural operations that bring a focus to locally grown foods in or near urban areas. He has researched, designed curricula, and taught financial and business planning skills for more than ten years to thousands of beginning farmers in conferences, seminars, webinars, and college classrooms. Mr. Matteson specializes in making basic business concepts approachable and relevant to beginning farmers.