AgAmerica Talks Sweet Corn Varieties and the Sweet Corn Fiesta

AgAmerica examines sweet corn varieties, a favorite summer treat, in anticipation of The Sweet Corn Fiesta at the end of April.

Last November, we wrote about the different types of corn grown in the Southeast, one of the largest crops in the U.S. In anticipation of The Sweet Corn Fiesta April 30th in West Palm Beach, FL, we’re exploring the different sweet corn varieties that are likely to accentuate your family dinner table and complement your backyard barbecues this summer and beyond.Read More

AgAmerica Cares: Supporting the Arbor Day Foundation

AgAmerica celebrates the wonder of trees this Arbor Day by once again supporting an important Arbor Day Foundation undertaking: the reforestation of native habitats.

National Arbor Day is April 28th, and it’s a day to celebrate the importance of trees. Arbor Day is implemented by the Arbor Day Foundation, and it has been celebrated since the late 1800s. See how AgAmerica marks the day by supporting the efforts of the Arbor Day Foundation, and how you can help too.Read More

AgAmerica’s Focus on Marketing and Agriculture at the NAMA Conference

AgAmerica will be focusing on marketing and agriculture at the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Conference, the last week of April in Dallas, TX.

The nation’s farmers and ranchers have long had an important job producing and growing the raw materials that feed and clothe the country and beyond, but in this age of technology, they’ve had to add a new task to the list: agriculture marketing. The important connections between marketing and agriculture is set to be examined with laser-like focus at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference, hosted by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). Slated for April 26th to the 28th in Dallas, Texas, the AgAmerica marketing team will be in attendance to explore the latest developments in marketing and agriculture. See a preview of the agricultural marketing topics the team will be reviewing below.Read More

Employee Highlight: Hunter Helms, Texas Lender

New Texas Correspondent Lender Hunter Helms has experience both in the field and on the business side of agriculture.

Ask any farmer or rancher what’s missing from big bank lenders, and they’ll tell you banks lack an understanding of the ins and outs of agriculture and a knowledge of the industry’s unique challenges. AgAmerica Lending was built on the premise of comprehending the agriculture industry, and new Correspondent Lender Hunter Helms walks that walk every day in his role as a farmer, rancher, and now Texas lender.Read More

Q&A With Texas Land Lender and AgAmerica Corrrespondent Lender, Jordan Shipley

Texas Land Lender and new AgAmerica Correspondent Lender, Jordan Shipley, talks the NFL, Texas rec land and AgAmerica’s Texas land loans.

Agriculture is a leading industry in Texas, with the recreational land industry—rec land—following close behind. It’s a fact that new AgAmerica Correspondent Lender, Jordan Shipley, knows very well. As a native Texan, Jordan grew up immersed in two of Texas’s favorite pastimes: outdoor recreation like hunting and fishing, and football. In college he played for the Texas Longhorns, and he was later drafted in the NFL.  After playing for the Bengals, Buccaneers and Jaguars, he turned to his love of hunting and fishing as a host of “The Bucks of Tecomate,” a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel. Below he discusses his time with the NFL, rec land and agriculture, and his new role as a Texas land lender for AgAmerica.Read More

Trade Show Roundup: March Cattle Trade Shows

March offers cattle trade shows in three different states across the South.

Cattlemen and cattlewomen in three different southern states have cattle trade shows marked on their calendars for the month of March. Such shows and conventions offer those in the cattle industry the opportunity to learn, delegate and network with industry peers. Get the details on the three different cattle trade shows below.Read More

Myth Vs. Fact: Daylight Saving Time and Farming

Explore the link between daylight saving time and farming.

Daylight saving time is fast approaching, with Sunday, March 12th being the date that we “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour. Do you ever wonder why we do it? You’ve likely heard that daylight saving time and farming are related, but the truth of the matter is that daylight saving time was not created by farmers. Explore the roots of the myth that daylight saving time and agriculture are connected, and find answers to questions like, “How does daylight saving time affect farmers?” below.Read More

Power of 10: Top 10 Produce Crops in the U.S.

Find out about the top 10 produce crops in the U.S.

Produce crops are some of the most recognized crops in the country and are what most people imagine when they think of farming. The top 10 are those that are the most grown crops in the U.S., and they are also some of the best selling crops. These types of crop production are also the focus of the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure event, going on from March 9th to the 11th in Orlando, Florida. If you’re curious about the top 10 produce crops in our country, continue reading below.Read More

The Growing Rural Infrastructure and Tower Construction Industry

The event of the National Association of Tower Erectors—NATE Unite—focused on rural infrastructure, complementing AgAmerica’s ventures into tower lending.

The last days of February and the first days of March played host to NATE Unite, the premier event of the National Association of Tower Erectors. Held in Ft Worth, Texas, from February 27th to March 2nd, the event brought together NATE members from all facets of the tower construction industry to focus on education, marketing, networking, and the development of solidity between NATE members. Explore the offerings of the NATE Unite event and why AgAmerica has entered the lucrative realm of tower lending.Read More

AgriWomen in the news: Texas Ranch Hosts Women’s Butcher Seminar

With the rising average age of farmers and a growing population, a recent women’s butcher seminar highlights how women in ag have never been more important.

There are about to be many boots to fill in the ag industry, and more mouths to feed in the world than ever before. The 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed a number of statistics on the demographics of farming: the average age of principal operators is 58.3—and heading closer to retirement age—and the number of principal operators has decreased for both men and women. With the world population growing at a fast pace, the number of farmers is decreasing at a time when they are needed most. This makes the topic of women in ag more important than ever before. A recent women-only meat butchering event at the Bar W Ranch in Texas highlights how women in agriculture can find a foothold in the industry.Read More