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Informs new hires about the agricultural and ag lending industries, including an overview of the Farm Credit System

This on-demand orientation for new hires and board members covers Farm Credit’s history and strategy as a cooperative, the players in the ag lending marketplace and the types of borrowers Farm Credit serves. Launch Pad also provides training about customer service, business ethics and communicating the Farm Credit story to a variety of audiences.

Updated in 2016 to include:

  • Up-to-date content about Farm Credit and ag lending
  • A mobile friendly format so you can take your training to go
  • A modern interface for a smooth user experience
  • Two versions: A "full" version including application exercise tests, and a "lite" version with no application exercise tests (Tuition is the same for both versions.)

Launch Pad Online Modules:

  1. The Farm Credit System and Cooperatives
  2. Customer Segmentation, Products, and Culture
  3. Telling the Farm Credit Story
  4. The Landscape of Ag Finance: A Competitive Assessment
  5. Mega Trends of Agriculture and Ag Lending

Download the Launch Pad modules outline. (PDF)

Set your own schedule

Training modules can be completed at your own pace.

Launch Pad is offered on-demand, allowing you to enroll any time.

Launch Pad helps get you started

Launch Pad is a great way for new hires to get an understanding of what Farm Credit does and whom the System serves.


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