Capturing the Authenticity of Florida Cattle Ranchers

Learn More About Dustin Prickett and How He Brings Art to Ag

Everywhere you look, there is art. The world of agriculture has an immense array of art within it  from the process of planting a single seed and cultivating colorful and nutritious row crops, to the cattle ranchers raising calves. AgAmerica understands the commitment and resilience it takes to be a farmer or rancher and the importance that agriculture plays as a way of life for millions of individuals across the country.Read More

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2018 Corn Maze Fun at Scott’s Maze Adventures

AgAmerica Advocating for Agriculture as Sponsor of Local Corn Maze

Fall is finally here, and that means cooler weather and exciting fall festivities, like corn mazes! At Long and Scott Farms in Apopka, Florida, Scott’s Maze Adventures—featuring an annual corn maze—has been a staple of their agribusiness for 16 years now, and has grown to be one of the area’s most popular corn maze events.Read More

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2018 Florida Ranch Rodeo and Cowboy Heritage Festival

An educational and fun experience for the whole family to learn about Florida’s rich ranching history.

The agricultural industry is made up of hard working individuals who labor tirelessly day-in and day-out. It is important to come together as an ag community to appreciate the talent of our fellow farmers and ranchers and celebrate the rich agricultural history of Florida. On September 28-29 the Florida Ranch Rodeo and Cowboy Heritage Festival is an event full of fun and excitement for the whole family, and is the 11th annual fundraiser for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Read More

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Employee Highlight: Chief Revenue Officer Craig Lickley

From Farmer to Chief Revenue Officer, Craig Lickley, Joins AgAmerica Lending Ready to Make a Difference

At AgAmerica Lending, we are committed to ensuring we have the best possible team to take care of your farm real estate lending and agriculture mortgage loan needs. We continue towards this commitment with the new addition of our Chief Revenue Officer, Craig Lickley. Read More

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Unfair Trade Hurting Florida Blueberry Growers

Blueberry Growers across the U.S. petition officials for solutions during NAFTA negotiations

The viability of the Florida blueberry industry and other blueberry growers in the United States is at stake.  In my recent column in June 2018 edition of Central Florida Ag News, I discussed how blueberry associations in the southeastern United States have petitioned their congressmen to have their industry included in negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA.Read More

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Family Ranching Lives On: Sisters Continuing Their Father’s Legacy

Read about one family ranching story that shows that the ag lifestyle never leaves you.

Ranching is a way of life, and many hope to pass those ranching traditions, and the ranch itself, on to the next generation. Family ranching has deep roots in many corners of the country, with generations going back as far as anyone can remember. They are roots that pull us back no matter what. Sisters Rachel and Rebecca both grew up on their family ranch in central Alabama, and both returned to the ranch and the ag way of life—in addition to other pursuits—after the untimely death of their father, Gary Bearden. Their story was shared in a Southeast FarmPress article—Rebecca is a monthly contributing writer to the publication—and you can read the details below.Read More

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A Look at Goat Farming

Take a Peek at the Details of Goat Farming in the U.S.

When the conversation turns to livestock, it’s usually dairy cows and beef cattle that are the focus, but there are many other types of livestock. With goat farming on the rise, goats are another kind of livestock that you may have been hearing more about. Explore the basics of goat farming and its many forms below.Read More

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A Cow Whip Maker and a True Artisian

How the art of whip making can make you thankful to be in agriculture.

In my last column in Central Florida Ag News, I shared a few words belonging to my good friend KJ Smith, a cow whip maker and a true artisan. His thoughts on why he is still making cow whips after all these years made me think about how lucky we all are to be in the agriculture industry, even with all its ups and downs, and it seemed apt to share as we approach the holiday season. Read them below, and see if you agree.

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