May - June 2020

The Age of Disruption

In this edition of the FCC Services' newsletter we bring you numerous articles on dealing with this age of disruption to our businesses, our industries, our customers and our employees. You'll find a fascinating article in the Customer Spotlight that highlights what various Farm Credit organizations are doing to minimize the challenges and maximize their positive impact. We encourage you to read it all and reach out if there's any way we can help your team or your organization. Thank you to CoBank, Compeer, Farm Credit Council and MidAtlantic Farm Credit for their participation in this edition.

Lessons from Gettysburg can Inform COVID-19 Response

In recent weeks, more than one public official has compared the U.S. Civil War and the COVID-19 pandemic, citing the number of casualties and the stress this crisis has imposed on communities across our nation. Though the pandemic is unprecedented, we can turn to our own history to inform our decision-making processes, shepherd our country through this crisis, and establish a foundation to respond to future crises we confront. Read More.


Customer Spotlight


Farm Credit Organizations Respond to COVID-19

Managing through the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched and challenged individuals and businesses alike. Within Farm Credit, the response to self-quarantine and social distancing requirements was virtually immediate. For more than two months now, employees have been working from the safety of their homes to continue to deliver on Farm Credit's mission, supporting customers in these frightening and uncertain times, including helping them gain access to the Paycheck Protection Program. Read More.


Services Spotlight


Relevant Information to Inform Strategic Decisions

In this time of immense disruption and 24-hour news cycles, information is coming at leaders at an incredible pace. Sorting through this information to monitor disruptions, trends and innovations for what really matters to your business can be daunting. Read More.


Risk Management Corner


Announcing 24/7 Cyber Incident Support

With a known increase in cyber fraud attempts in the COVID-19 world, risk management teams need to be even more sensitive to risks and more responsive to attacks. In response to these pressures, and to support risk management professionals throughout Farm Credit, FCC Services has launched a new process, supported by industry leading technology, for cyber incident reporting both during and after normal business hours. Read More.


Passkey Featured Partner


Land Broker Co-op

Even in these difficult times, farmers, ranchers and recreational land owners are buying and selling rural parcels across the country. Passkey Partner Land Broker Co-op helps buyers and sellers connect through its cooperative network of land brokers, and also offers Farm Credit organizations advertising opportunities to help build awareness to support new lending relationships – connecting Farm Credit lenders with the very land brokers who recommend financing options to their clients. Read More.

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Company News

Chad Moller to Serve as FCC Services CEO

FCC Services is pleased to announce that Chad Moller has been named Chief Executive Officer. Chad has been serving as interim CEO since former CEO Scott Binder resigned in November 2019.

Chad previously served as COO and CFO for FCC Services since 2012, leading the organization's financial, human resources, IT, legal and administration functions. Read More.

Risk Management Leader Joins FCC Services

FCC Services is pleased to announce that Brian Clanton has joined our team as Senior Vice President of Risk Management & Insurance Services (RMIS). Brian will focus on developing and implementing strategy while leading the company's risk management and insurance practice. Read More.

FCC Services Welcomes Learning and Development Leader

FCC Services has welcomed Lisa Cavanaugh as Vice President of Leadership Development Experiences for FCC Services, where she will lead a team in developing and executing best-in-class leadership development and experiential learning strategy and programs. Read More.

Electronic Signatures Meet Needs in the Remote Working Environment

As businesses struggle to meet the needs of their customers and employees, Farm Credit associations across the country continue to deliver on their mission to support agriculture and rural communities, though now with their employee teams primarily working from their homes. Read More.

OnBoard Webinar Announcement

Upgrade Your Board and Committee Meetings: Leveraging Technology Beyond Zoom
June 23, 2020, 9 a.m. MST

If you are a board or committee Chair, a CEO or C-level executive, or a board secretary, this one-hour webinar is for you. You will learn about important technology tools and methods you can use to add value to board and committee meetings, and to make those meetings more engaging, interactive, and effective. Whether your are meeting virtually or in-person, you can improve your meetings and maximize the productivity and strategic thinking of your directors by leveraging technology in new and more advanced ways. Read More.

Calendar of Events

Take advantage of our Virtual Training and Development Programs and Services:
  - Leadership Lesson Webinars
  - Strategic Communications Certification Program
  - Foresight Academy