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Investing in Education & Research

We invest in the research and leaders who will advance our natural resource industries as they continue to find new ways and efficiencies to feed, shelter and clothe an ever-growing world population. We have long partnered with universities to source quality employees, share information and support industry initiatives. We intend for our partnerships to benefit rural communities and the customers we serve.

Here are a few stories of our support for higher education and research. 


University of Idaho

Juntos 4-H program is creating a brighter future for Latinx students

Fortunately, the high school dropout rate is declining. However, Latinx youth continue to have a higher dropout rate compared to other ethnic groups. Community assessments show that Latinx families need support to help their children academically succeed by focusing on college and career readiness. Northwest Farm Credit is proud to support the Juntos 4-H program in fulfilling this need. Read more

Juntos 4-h group

Montana State University

Research helps producers tap into growing consumer demand for sustainable wool products grown in the U.S.

The Montana Wool Lab is helping producers tap into growing consumer demand for natural fibers and wool products produced in the U.S. It’s one of only two research and service laboratories in the nation designed to help producers improve the traits of their wool through genetics, ultimately boosting their incomes sustainably. Read more

Man feeling sheeps wool

Investing in Leadership Development

The future of agriculture depends on capable, visionary leaders. Northwest Farm Credit Services understands the power of education and leadership training and supports professional development programs including:

Washington AgForestry Leadership Program

Leadership Idaho Agriculture

Oregon State University Leadership Academy

REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership)

REAL Oregon