AgAmerica Team Member Highlight: Ted Aversa on the Financial Side of Ag Lending

Find out how a career in finance and a background in ag has shaped Ted Aversa, Senior Fund Accountant at AgAmerica.

Senior Fund Accountant Ted Aversa has some advice for AgAmerica Lending clients that is as true today as it has ever been in ag lending: “Work hard and save your money, then one day your money will do the work for you.” Aversa should know, he’s been in the financial industry for over 20 years, and he and his family have been in agriculture in Florida for three generations. His specialized background has given him a keen understanding of both sides of the ag lending industry.Read More


Ground Rules: How Soil Type Affects Land Values

The soil type of any parcel will have a great impact on the land’s value, especially when it comes to farmland valuations and real estate assessments.

A farm’s greatest asset is its land. If you’re considering buying land with an ag land loan for farming, looking into the land’s soil type is an important step in determining the worth of the land. It’s also an indicator of how much work the soil will need in order to provide a nutrient-rich environment for your crops. Take a look at different soil types, how to determine what kind of soil is on your land, and how soil types factor into the overall value of your property.
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‘Produce Perspective’ at the FFVA Annual Convention

The last days of September will bring the FFVA Annual Convention to Naples, Florida.

The end of September will see the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) host its 73rd FFVA Annual Convention in Naples, Florida. Running from Wednesday, September 28th to Friday, September 30th, the event will offer a variety of meetings, industry presentations, and networking activities for those growing fruit or vegetables in The Sunshine State. Take a look at all the convention has to offer below.Read More


AgAmerica Lending at Florida’s Premier Landscape Show

The FNGLA Landscape Show offered a variety of events and opportunities for those in Florida’s nursery and landscaping industry.

The Southeast’s leading landscape show, horticulture conference, and trade event—the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s annual event, the FNGLA Landscape Show—was held this September 14-17 in Orlando, Florida. The event catered to a top Florida ag commodity: the nursery and landscape industry. It offered something for all sectors of the industry, including turf and sod growers.Read More


Ag in the News: Ag Business Management Best Practices

Recent USDA news offers insight for managing ag business and farm operation energy use

The USDA is always working to improve agriculture in the U.S. and beyond. These efforts extend to helping small ag businesses expand and succeed. Read more about the latest developments and efforts from the USDA that aim to improve small businesses and ag business management below.Read More


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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AgAmerica Hosts 10th Annual Wild Game Feast

We are so pleased to highlight the success of our 10th annual Wild Game Feast  – a grand celebratory feast to honor and thank our business clients and connections. The event, sponsored by Platinum Bank, took place at our home office in Lakeland, Florida on December 5th, 2014.

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5 Farmers’ Market Tips for First-Timers

Have you decided to try selling your products at farmers’ markets?

Smart call. The farmers’ market scene is still on an upward trend, as more and more consumers want local, farm-to-table foods.

As with any agribusiness, selling at a farmers’ market should involve a strategy. Here are 5 tips for farmers’ market first-timers:

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