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


Ag in the News: South Carolina growers still waiting for crop loss aid from October 2015 floods

South Carolina growers are on the lookout for crop loss aid payments from the state due to losses suffered during heavy rains and flooding last October.

Agriculture has its good times and hard times, and a lot of the hard times are caused by bad weather. Heavy rains and flooding in October 2015 caused severe damage for many South Carolina growers. The state decided in May to offer $40 million in crop loss aid to those growers affected by the damaging rain and flooding. South Carolina growers are now waiting for their crop loss aid payments to arrive.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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Land Loan Specialists Head to the Palmetto State to Meet with Beef Industry Members

All across the country, the state chapters of the Cattlemen’s Beef Associations are gearing up for their individual state annual meetings. The South Carolina Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting is slated for March 5th. AgAmerica Lending will be on hand to network with the men and women present who represent the state’s beef cattle producers. The event is to be held at the Phillips Market Center in West Columbia, South Carolina.

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Bankers South Secures Ag Loan for U.S. Armed Forces Member

Bankers South was proud to help a member of our Armed Forces with financing on his property in South Carolina. This borrower had a hard time getting the rates low enough to make sense, until he called Bryce Philpot at Bankers South.

By taking a global look at this South Carolina military member’s assets, Bankers South was able to use the equity in this borrower’s timberland to finance a meaningful agricultural project.

Through our special AgAmerica Lending Program, we were able to get this timberland owner the cash necessary to build a much-needed barn on his South Carolina agriculture property.

AgAmerica Lending Program 

In addition to our multitude of loan products, Bankers South is proud to be the only lending institution in the Southeast authorized to offer conventional agricultural real estate loans through the AgAmerica Lending Program.

AgAmerica Lending by Bankers South offers:

  • Up to 25-Year Amortizations
  • Very Low Interest Rates
  • Flexible Payment Plan Options
  • No Standard Prepayment Penalty
  • No Annual Requests of Updated Tax Returns/Balance Sheets
  • No Annual Renewals!

 

Covering all facets of farming, from watermelon farms to vast cattle ranches, these loans feature interest rates that often beat all other agriculture loan programs. Loan types range from 7-year terms to more traditional, 25-year fully-amortized loans to a revolving line of credit in order to best suit your agricultural project at hand.

Like with all of our loan programs, our AgAmerica Lending Program strives to provide a personal, responsive service to all customers. With our own extensive experience buying, selling, and managing agriculture land, and with staff that includes employees whose own farming histories stretch back generations, we understand the ins and outs of both the agriculture and lending industries. Suffice it to say, Bankers South not only offers ag lending solutions, but supportive, professional long-standing relationships as well.

Our ag loan experts have a knack for taking a global look at borrowers’ finances to determine where money can be saved to best set up their agribusinesses for long-term success. To discuss agricultural refinancing options, contact us!

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Bankers South Lending & Finance, LLC (“Bankers South”), a Land South Group Company, is a money lender and mortgage investor based in Central Florida. As a licensed Florida Mortgage Lender and licensed Florida Consumer Finance Company, Bankers South accepts, underwrites, funds, and services the loans it makes. Bankers South provides a variety of loan products, including conventional agricultural real estate loans and non-conventional, fixed or floating-rate bridge loans through its AgAmerica Lending and Transitional Lending programs. Need cash to expand row crop production? Time to refinance a high-interest farm or ranch loan? Call on Bankers South.


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