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Adams Ranch Annual Bull and Heifer Auction

Get the details of the Adams Ranch Annual B&H cattle auction: the oldest, continuous cattle auction in Florida.

Cattle ranching has deep roots in Florida. The first cattle to step foot in the sandy soils of The Sunshine State did so alongside Spaniard Ponce de Leon in the 1500s, making Florida the oldest cattle state in the country. Adams Ranch honors that legacy with their Annual Bull and Heifer Auction, Florida’s oldest continuous ranch cattle auction. It’s slated for November 9th, with an Annual Field Day on the 8th. See the details of the event below, and make plans to say hello to the AgAmerica team if you plan on going in person.

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AgAmerica Eats: Up Your Game with Wild Game and Hunting Recipes

Find some great recipes featuring the game you’ve hunted.

Fall is prime hunting season, and your success will mean you’ll need a recipe or two to go along with your game. Wild game recipes need to hit just the right notes, as meat from wild animals has a different flavor from domesticated animals, which is referred to as ‘gamey.’ Generally, good game meat recipes are those with a lot of other strong flavors that can match the natural flavors of the meat. Find three tried-and-true wild game recipes below that are sure to cap off a successful hunt, below.Read More


Employee Highlight: Courtney Eelman- Ag Lending Done Right

With AgAmerica Lending’s new Chief Credit Officer, Courtney Eelman, you’ll always get what’s right, not what is easy.

Ag lending, like the ag industry itself, is a sector that is unique from all others. It also requires unique knowledge and experience to both be successful and do what’s right for the client. That need for experience and know-how is evident in AgAmerica’s Chief Credit Officer, Courtney Eelman, who works by the motto “Do what’s right, not what is easy.” With a wealth of experience and knowledge in financing ag operations, it’s a definite advantage to have her on our ag lending team. Explore her background and experience, and hear some of her bits of wisdom for those considering an agricultural loan.Read More


A Look at the Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference

Explore the details of the Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference.

Florida’s agriculture industry offers complex financial and business challenges that must be overcome for success.  Providing the tools and strategies to overcome those challenges is the focus of The Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC). Set for November 2nd and 3rd, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the conference “addresses key financial issues growers and producers face,” according to the FAFMC website. Explore the who, the what, and the why of the 7th annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference, below.Read More


It’s Halloween! A Word on the Pumpkin Commodity and Growing Pumpkins

Get the inside scoop on what parts of the country are growing pumpkins, everybody’s favorite squash for Halloween.

Pumpkins are a major part of both autumn and Halloween to the point that they are symbolic of both the season and the holiday. Have you ever wondered which states are growing pumpkins for Halloween while carving a Jack O’Lantern or pondered where the pumpkin in your Thanksgiving pie comes from? Explore the answers and other facts about the darling of the Cucurbita genus, the pumpkin.Read More


Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Get the details of the 2017 Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the end of October.

If you’re in agriculture in Florida, you’re likely headed to the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Hosted by the Florida Farm Bureau for members, the meeting is “the time when our voting delegates discuss and approve policy resolutions submitted by county Farm Bureaus statewide.” In this way, all the individuals in Florida’s agricultural community who are a part of the Florida Farm Bureau can have their voice heard. As your industry partner, AgAmerica Lending will be attending to keep up on current trends in agriculture and ensure we understand, and continue meeting, the evolving needs of today’s farmers. Scheduled for October 30th to November 1st, the annual meeting is being held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. Make sure to meet up with Relationship Manager Patrick Spinosa at the AgAmerica-sponsored Welcome Reception October 30th

Take a look at the agenda for the event below.
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National Get Smart About Credit Day: Credit Tips

We’ve compiled the best credit tips to help you out concerning your credit and agricultural land loans.

National Get Smart About Credit Day is October 19th, and it’s the perfect time to increase your knowledge about what your credit is all about. For those looking for farm loan credit, it’s a topic of great significance. We’ve compiled the best credit tips to help you out concerning your credit and agricultural land loans.
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Don Harden Talks Florida Lemons

Explore the niche industry of Florida lemons.

As more details are coming out regarding the full effect of Hurricane Irma on Florida agriculture, most eyes are turned to the first release of the monthly Citrus Forecast in October. It focuses on citrus like oranges and grapefruit, but Florida lemons will not be as great of a concern to most of The Sunshine State’s citrus industry. As I shared in my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, the commercial lemon industry in Florida is a very niche industry, so it’s not as prevalent as other forms of citrus. See the reasons why Florida lemons are such a rarity below, and what it takes to grow a lemon tree in The Sunshine State.
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For the Love of the Ag Expo: The Sunbelt Ag Expo

Check out what’s on the schedule for the Sunbelt Ag Expo.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is fast approaching. Slated for October 17th to the 19th, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Expo and promises to be another great event. AgAmerica Lending has always held a special place in our hearts for this agriculture expo and this year is no different. Relationship Managers Don Harden and Patrick Spinosa and Correspondent Lenders Ethan Cooper and Doug Moore will be on site and look forward to networking with attendees at booth BP-15. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the AgAmerica team at the Expo!

Get a sneak peek of all that’s happening at this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.
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History of National Farmer’s Day

Explore the history of National Farmer’s Day, and learn why we celebrate those in the ag industry on October 12th.

October 12th is National Farmer’s Day, and it’s a day for everyone to acknowledge the hard work that goes into feeding and supplying a nation. The day generally encourages everyone to thank the farmers and ranchers in their lives and to pay tribute in some way to the unknown individuals who plow, sow, raise, feed, and harvest to provide the food and materials that our country needs to succeed. Explore the history of the day below.
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