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


Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference

Florida agriculture’s future leaders will be at the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference this July 14th-16th.

Like most state’s ag industries, Florida’s agriculture industry needs young farmers interested in stepping into the boots of the state’s retiring farmers and ranchers. It’s one reason why the Florida Farm Bureau—like state Farm Bureaus all over the country—hosts a Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. The Florida Farm Bureau’s YF&R Leadership Conference is slated for this July 14th-16th at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Explore the offerings of this annual event below.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


A Look at Virginia Dairy Farms and the Dairymen’s Association Dairy Expo

Operators of Virginia dairy farms will be heading to the State Dairymen’s Association Dairy Expo in mid-July.

July 14th will see the operators of Virginia dairy farms traveling to Stoney Run Farms in McGaheysville, Virginia for the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association (VSDA) Dairy Expo. The day is one of fellowship and learning for the dairy producers in the state. Explore the offerings of the event below.Read More


AgAmerica attends the “Big Farm Show”

See all the reasons why AgAmerica looked forward to the first time attending South Carolina’s Big Farm Show.

The Big Farm Show is aptly named; to those in agriculture in South Carolina, the Show is a big deal. Held in conjunction with the South Carolina Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting, the Show brings together area farmers, state and federal ag industries and ag-centric businesses for two days of meetings, educational sessions and the exhibition of products and services. AgAmerica Lending Correspondent Cameron Flowers attended the 9th Big Farm Show, December 1 and 2, at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach.  Read below to discover the best reasons to attend the Show.Read More


Q&A with Correspondent Lender Cameron Flowers on the state of SC beef industry

Find out what AgAmerica Lending’s Correspondent Lender Cameron Flowers has to say about the SC beef industry.

Agriculture is central to South Carolina’s economy, and the SC beef industry plays an important role. The beef industry all over the U.S. has been navigating an uncertain beef market. AgAmerica Lending Correspondent Lender Cameron Flowers shares his insights on South Carolina’s beef industry below.Read More


Crops in the News: UGA Talks Pecan Acreage Increase

Why the recent large pecan acreage increase is good for the pecan industry.

The pecan industry is currently experiencing high growth throughout the U.S. An ag commodity that is in high demand is usually seen as a positive, but the rapid growth of the industry—mainly the latest pecan acreage increase—has some worried that the industry is growing too fast. Some worry that the industry could suffer harm from the surplus created by the increases in planted tree acreage. Take a look at the details of the issue below.
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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


Money Minute: Helping farmers understand their farming diversification options

There is no magic formula that guarantees success in farming year after year, but farming diversification is one option for helping ensure that crops are always growing the farm’s bottom line. However, choosing to diversify is a big decision. AgAmerica Lending recently conducted a survey on diversification to see the trends in diversification and nail down the ‘best practices’ that lead to success in crop diversification. You can read the full white paper with the survey’s results after reading the highlights below.Read More


Ag Loans Q&A with Correspondent Lender, Cameron Flowers

Agriculture is a tough industry, but fortunately, so are the growers and ranchers in it. It’s a truism that AgAmerica Lending Correspondent Lender Carmeron Flowers knows all too well, and it has rung especially true in his home state of South Carolina.  Raised on his family’s tobacco and swine farm, Cameron spent his youth in ag fields and accompanying barns, even when he was in school.  During his education at Clemson University where he earned a degree in Food Science, he served as Student Body Vice-President, managed a $2.4 million budget, increased ag funding at the university by 10 percent, and achieved many more accolades.  With a lifetime of agriculture under his belt, he currently runs a small herd of grassfed Angus and understands first-hand the challenges farmers and ranchers face on a daily basis.
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