Summer Farm Safety: Preventing Heat Stroke on the Farm

Summer farm safety is an important topic.

In addition to farm safety tips concerning tractors, chemicals, and livestock, make sure you look into heat stress prevention tips for farmers as well. Summer is typically one of a farmer’s busiest times, and there is little time or ability to slow down or take a break during the heat of the day. Heat illness in agriculture is a common occurrence, but it can be prevented by following heat safety tips and keeping summer farm safety top of mind.Read More


A Look at Leading Florida Alternative Crops: Pomegranates

Discover a leader in Florida alternative crops: pomegranates.

Florida has a long growing season, and a lot of different crops grow well in The Sunshine State’s tropical and subtropical climate. Growers and producers are always on the lookout for Florida alternative crops, and pomegranates may just be the next big thing. Explore the potential of this leader in specialty crops, below.Read More


Employee Highlight: Tips on Running a Business Office with Chloe & Natalya

Read what advice AgAmerica’s Office Administrators have to share on running a business office.

They say a business is only as good as the employees working in it, or the team of employees. If a company’s business office team isn’t on the same page, then the company as a whole suffers; they ensure all the other parts of the company run smoothly. AgAmerica’s Office Administrator, Chloe Carpenter, and Administrative Assistant, Natalya Clemens, have words of wisdom to share so your business office can start the New Year on the right foot.Read More


Florida Sugarcane and Black Gold

Read about how important sugarcane is—and the muck it grows in—to Florida agriculture.

The state of Florida offers many different row crops, and sugarcane is a big one. Florida leads the U.S. in sugarcane production. While the tropical plant can be grown anywhere in The Sunshine State, the nutrient-rich muck fields of South Florida and Lake Okeechobee are the most desirable spots for growing the sun-loving cane. AgAmerica’s Regional Account Manager, Chuck Cruse, discusses this unique soil type, nicknamed “black gold,” and the steps farmers are taking to replicate it, below.Read More


AgAmerica Team Member Highlight: Quinn Carter Attends the National Junior Brangus Show
For the Love of Brangus

They say when you work towards your passion, it never feels like work. For AgAmerica Team Member Quinn Carter, her passion is working with Brangus Cattle and the greater ag industry. As a receptionist, she’s likely one of the first people you’ll speak to if you call AgAmerica Lending; she’s also someone you may have run into at the National Junior Brangus Show, or at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) while she is working on her degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.Read More


Farming Smart with Double Cropping in GA, FL, SC, and NC

Double cropping is a method many growers are turning to in an effort to get the most out of their land. A form of intensification, double cropping is defined as planting two different crops in the same field during a single year. Unlike using a cover crop, the growing cycle of the crops that are planted are opposite; only one crop at a time occupies the field. When the first crop’s growing season has come to an end, it’s time for the second crop to take root. Read below the benefits of double cropping and popular crop pairings in southeastern states.
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Agricultural hurricane preparedness – protecting crops and livestock

June 1st was the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Statistically, June and July see less than 15 percent of a season’s hurricanes, so ag producers have a slight window of opportunity to work on hurricane preparedness if they have not yet done so. However, a storm can pop up anytime, so follow the steps below for protecting your operation and livestock as soon as possible.Read More


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