Lending a Hand to Local Schools

Here at AgAmerica Lending, one of our managing partners, Rob Harper, had the unique opportunity to contribute to the education of ag students here in Polk county. Central Florida Ag News featured this story in their April issue. Check out the article below!

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Rob Harper and Land South Group donate 70 head of zebu cattle for Polk County students to learn the ropes of showing steer

EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE isn’t just about book learning. It’s often more about getting your fingers in the soil, your hands on the tractor wheel, and your arms around livestock. It’s more about experiencing what farmers, ranchers, and growers go through to bring good foods to the marketplace.

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AgAmerica Makes Appearance in Local Publication: The Harvester

Serving Florida’s grower-shipper community since 1943, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is the state’s leading full-service specialty crop organization.

FFVA represents a broad range of crops, including vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit, berries, sod, sugar cane, tree crops and more. Through a variety of online, digital, and printed tools, FFVA strives to keep their members fully informed on critical industry topics. One of the ways that FFVA delivers up-to-date information to help keep you in the know is through their publication, The Harvester.

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The Annual Trip to Marco!

“G with an O, O with a D, T with an I, M with an E, that spells: GOOD TIME!”

This probably is going to be my favorite blog to write, because who doesn’t love writing about a good time? Our Bankers South team had the opportunity to make the annual trip down to Marco Island for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show, and what a trip it was! The trade show could not have went better. We enjoyed seeing familiar faces, catching up with old friends, meeting new folks, and giving out heaps of awesome goodies.

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One of the highlights for our team, though, was the Whiskey & Wine Event we hosted Tuesday night.

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We teamed up with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim to throw a lively, energetic party. We were thrilled to have everyone come out, and from what we have heard, good times were had by all! The Seminole Tribe was gracious enough to contribute their various wines as well as tastings of their delightful rib eye.

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Not only that, but we had a fantastic musician, Ed Horowitz, serenading the evening with his guitar, mandolin, and even violin. At one point, Ed broke out in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and a few of our own sang along!

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Of course, it can’t be “work, work, all week long,” so we had a photo booth at the entrance to the party for our guests to have the chance to put on a different hat (literally!) and show their goofy, spunky, crazy sides. It was great seeing everyone, from little kids to grown cowboys, have a blast in front of the camera.

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It was a wonderful evening full of food, fun, and friends – and overall was a fantastic week. After learning that we will not be calling it “Marco” for the next two years, though, it was bittersweet having to say goodbye – but we are looking forward to what’s in store for next year!

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AgAmerica Farm Loan Examples

Agricultural loans are the foundation of the agricultural industry.

Many beginning farmers turn to agricultural loans in order to launch their agricultural operations, while seasoned farmers rely on loans to replace equipment, expand their operations, get quick financing when disaster hits, and/or score opportunities that traditional banks just don’t have the means to finance.

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BANKERS SOUTH FUNDS BIG AG LOAN TO PURCHASE MANGO GROVE

Here at Bankers South, we recently financed a $857K farm loan to help a South Florida farmer purchase a mango grove. Through our special AgAmerica Lending Program, we were able to underwrite and approve the agricultural loan within the quick time frame of the purchase contract. The fast and flexible farmland financing provided allowed this mango farmer to get his agricultural operation up and running so as to guarantee a sweet harvest next summer!

What is our AgAmerica Lending Program?

We are proud to be the only ag lending company in the Southeast authorized to provide AgAmerica Conventional Real Estate Loans.

Our AgAmerica Lending Program offers:

  • Up to 25-Year Amortizations (with 15-year balloon)

  • Very Low Interest Rates (as low as 2.65% depending on the loan product)

  • Flexible Payment Plan Options (annual, semi-annual, or monthly)

  • No Standard Prepayment Penalty (on early payoffs)

  • No Annual Renewals!

  • No Cost for Initial In-House Underwriting (of the loan application)

It is not just the very low interest rates that make these AgAmerica Conventional Real Estate Loans an attractive option for borrowers. Here at Bankers South, we are dedicated to getting to know each one of our valued customers. Our staff includes employees whose own farming histories stretch back generations. What’s more, we have our own experience with buying, selling, and managing agriculture land. Bankers South commits to offering not only an ag loan, but a professional, supportive relationship that will hopefully continue to flourish for many years to come.

Time to refinance your high-interest farm loan or ranch loan? Need cash to plant your next row crop, expand your citrus groves, plant timber, purchase  farmland, or buy more cattle? Call on Bankers South and inquire about our exclusive AgAmerica farm loans. The AgAmerica Lending program is here to help the agriculture industry and your farming operation thrive!


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