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


Growing Crops that Bring Agriculture and Fashion Closer Than Ever

Agriculture is an industry of innovation and pioneering ways, and a handful of producers are rising above the limitations on how they drive their destinies by digging into agriculture and fashion.

Agriculture and fashion are connected but far-removed. Farmers and ranchers grow and produce the materials that go into the clothes, accessories and home goods that are the basis of fashion, but they generally aren’t related to the creation of those fashion styles at all. Until now. A handful of U.S. ag producers are using a connection between agriculture and fashion to take the reins of growth and profit by turning out farm-to-home linens and clothing made from their own crops. Read below how the idea grew with one cotton farmer.Read More


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