October - November 2018

Cooperative Month

In celebration of Cooperative Month, our October/November edition is all about cooperatives and cooperation. The theme for the 2018 National Cooperative Month is "Cooperatives - See the Future." How does your cooperative see the future? Read this edition of the FCC Services newsletter and discover the current cooperative landscape and beyond.

Cooperatives Face a Changing Landscape

Cooperatives have been an important part of the business landscape since the mid-19th century, and with more than 2,100 ag co-ops in the U.S. today, are an integral part of our agricultural economy, helping farmers and ranchers purchase supplies, market products and deliver essential financing. In the rural communities many of our farmers and ranchers call home, electric, telephone and water cooperatives deliver essential services. Read More.


Customer Spotlight


AGP Strategizes for the Future with FCC Services

Looking for an informed outside perspective and skilled professional facilitation, leading ag co-op AGP has turned to FCC Services to support its annual board and management strategic planning session. Read More.


Services Spotlight


Service to Cooperatives

FCC Services offers a full range of targeted programs and expert-guided services for cooperatives. These diverse resources complement our clients' governance goals, facilitate strategic planning and develop their leadership pipeline. Read More.


Passkey Featured Partner



If knowledge is power, new Passkey Partner Aimpoint Research is poised to provide a new level of power to program Members. Aimpoint Research is a leading-edge market research and competitive intelligence firm, combining military intelligence experience with more traditional research methods to deliver actionable insights to its clients.

"We offer a unique suite of multi-dimensional research methods supported with a host of tools, processes and technologies in an integrated intelligence model that builds client knowledge, situational awareness and clarity about the future," says CEO Brett Sciotto. "The result is a clear and comprehensive view of our client's situation, their customers and their stakeholders so they can optimize their plans and gain a competitive advantage." Read More.

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Company News

ESignLive is Now OneSpan

The Passkey Program, which brings Farm Credit dozens of solutions and valuable savings on national brands, is excited to unveil the rebranding of our exclusive e-signature partner. Formerly known as eSignLive, OneSpan is a best-in-class e-signature solution used by some of the world's most trusted banks, credit unions and insurance companies. From account opening to mortgage closing to financial agreement automation, click here to see how OneSpan can help you reduce costs, accelerate customer acquisition and increase customer satisfaction. Through the Passkey program, Farm Credit associations are entitled to specially-negotiated pricing.

Introducing our Newest Passkey Partner, LifeLock®, a Trusted Leader in Identity Theft Protection

Did you know that 1 in 4 people have experienced identity theft? It's just one reason Passkey has partnered with LifeLock, the #1 most recognized brand in identity theft protection. Passkey Members and their families can now get up to 15% off* (*terms apply) your first year of comprehensive identity theft protection. Use promo code: PASSKEYNL. To learn more, click here.

Announcing the Cooperative HR Leaders Gettysburg Leadership Experience!

Learn to lead like your career depends on it. Because it does. This dedicated program is an exceptional HR professional leadership development opportunity. It is a collaboration among three cooperative sectors - rural electric cooperatives, agricultural cooperatives and the Farm Credit System - focused on human resource leadership needs and challenges. Read More.

Passkey is Extending Select Discounts to Farm Credit Loan Customers!

Passkey (formerly the National Discount Program) has brought exclusive savings and solutions on national brands to the employees and directors of Farm Credit for 20 years.

Now, this valuable Program is going one step further by offering select discounts to your Customer-Owners! This new resource gives Farm Credit one more advantage over the competition. By borrowing from their local Farm Credit association, a customer-owner gains access to discounts on gifts, vehicles, apparel, office supplies, electronics, and more. Read More.

Calendar of Events

Farm Credit Home Lending Conference

April 30 - May 2, 2019
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL

Learning Conference

Inspire Experience

June 24-26, 2019
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, TN

The FORUM for Ag Lending

Activate Experience

September 23-25, 2019
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel
Newport Beach, CA

Director Leadership Conference

Collective Experience

November 19-21, 2019
The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO

Risk Management & Insurance Conference

Connecting Experience

May 14-16, 2019
Embassy Suites Boulder
Boulder, CO

RAAW Conference

Strengthen Experience

August 26-28, 2019
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

Farm Credit Sales Leaders Conference

Fall 2019
To be Announced

Gettysburg Leadership Experience

Open Enrollment Programs

  • April 23-25, 2019
  • May 21-23, 2019
  • September 24-26, 2019
  • October 15-17, 2019
  • October 29-31, 2019

HR Leaders Dedicated Program

  • April 30 - May 3, 2019

Young Professionals Program

  • June 10-13, 2019