Knowledge Exchange is an innovative knowledge-sharing initiative that is designed to provide strategic insights about trends, structural change, and policy directives within the key rural industries served by CoBank. It draws upon the expertise within CoBank and the rest of the Farm Credit System, the broad perspective of outside consultants and academics, and the first-hand knowledge and experience of our customers to enhance our collective understanding of emerging business opportunities and risks.
Industry Centers of Excellence
Analysts in the Knowledge Exchange Division (KED) collaborate closely with their CoBank colleagues in seven Centers of Excellence (CoEs), one for each of the major rural industries served by CoBank. Each group consists of CoBank’s industry specialists and is responsible for identifying key strategic challenges, risks and opportunities unfolding within its industry. These groups work in collaboration with KED’s analysts to identify and assess industry trends, structural change, or new policy initiatives.