We are pleased to introduce multiple new hires! Since the beginning of the year, we have  experienced rapid growth, resulting in a need for new staff.

  • Tim Rainey was brought on in January as AgAmerica’s Senior Underwriter, bringing to the team a wealth of financing knowledge.
  • Bree Scarano was hired shortly after as an Underwriter for the AgAmerica, where she enjoys making agriculture loans possible for farmers and ranchers.
  • Lakeland native Samantha Sokolski joined the team in February and is involved in the Marketing Department for its companies, including AgAmerica and Land South Realty. She is also active with her customers as a Relationship Manager for the AgAmerica Lending Division handling ag loans.
  • A.J. Porreca, a former international barefoot ski champion, has been hired full time after a successful semester-long internship, and will be working with the AgAmerica Lending Team.
  • Cecilia Yan, who had been working with AgAmerica for around 5 months as an intern in underwriting from Florida Southern College, accepted a full time position in January and has enjoyed continuing on with the team.
  • Amanda Erhard, who graduated from Florida Southern College this semester, has also accepted a full time position, joining the Land South Group accounting department.
  • Julia Hubbard, who has a long career in accounting management, joined the Land South Group team in 2013 as the Senior Fund Accountant, but has recently been promoted to Chief Financial Officer for the company, where she provides accounting expertise and oversees asset management services and investor relations functions for the funds run by Land South Group.
  • Jackie Toenes joined the AgAmerica team in early 2014 as a Credit Analyst for the Transitional Lending department, where she is responsible for loan underwriting and portfolio management.
  • Beijin Baran also came on board in April of this year as our Senior Fund Accountant where she enjoys engaging in various extensive roles within the accounting department.


We are excited to bring on such an amazing new group of talent!

AgAmerica Lending, a Land South Group Company, is an ag lending company and mortgage investor based in Central Florida. As a licensed Florida Mortgage Lender and licensed Florida Consumer Finance Company, AgAmerica accepts, underwrites, funds, and services the loans it makes. AgAmerica provides a variety of ag 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 our experts!