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

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Top 10 Ag Finance Buzzwords

These ag finance buzzwords can add clarity when exploring the ins and outs of ag loans and the loan application process.

Interested in pursuing an agricultural land loan? As the nation’s premier agricultural lender, AgAmerica helps the country’s ranchers and farmers succeed in financing their agribusinesses. We aim to strengthen their operations with our custom loan packages featuring low interest rates, long amortizations, and an outstanding 10-year line of credit. Below is a list of common financial buzzwords and their definitions. Better understanding them will help you navigate the loan application process.Read More

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The Power of 10 to Back You Up: AgAmerica’s 10-year Line of Credit

AgAmerica’s 10-year line of credit is a common sense option for meeting the lending needs of those in the country’s agriculture industry.

Those in the industry know all too well about the ups and downs of running a successful ag operation— and that the lending needs of that operation could change on a dime. From machinery breakdowns and livestock vet bills to market changes and catastrophes like bad weather, a farmer’s or rancher’s need to borrow money or review all of their ag financing options can change quickly. That’s why AgAmerica created its unique, no-hassle 10-year line of credit: to give those in the ag industry the lending flexibility to meet any financial need their agribusiness might face without taking time away from the farm or ranch. Explore all the benefits and unique attributes of AgAmerica’s 10-year line of credit below.Read More

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In the Pasture: Ranch Land Management Challenges and Resources

Ranch land management challenges are many, but there are solutions for every obstacle.

The challenges of ranch land management are many, but the resourcefulness of the country’s cattlemen and women means no problem is insurmountable. Relying on a blending of tradition and innovation, cattle operations find ways to face the challenges of ranch land management and continue to prosper. We’ve rounded up some of the greatest hurdles as well as supplied resources and solutions below.Read More

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Berry Crop Updates: Strawberry and Blueberry Forecasts

The latest berry crop updates indicate opportunities and challenges for the country’s two favorite berries.

The respective seasons for the country’s two favorite berries—strawberries and blueberries—are quickly approaching. Both berries see their earliest harvests in Florida, with other southeast states like Georgia following closely. Keep reading for berry crop updates that indicate what’s in store for the growers of these two commodities.Read More

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State focus: Virginia’s top crops and livestock

Explore Virginia’s top crops and livestock commodities that round out the state’s agriculture industry.

Agriculture is the largest industry in the state of Virginia, and there are a variety of crops and livestock commodities that make it up. According to statistics from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), no other industry in the state comes close to the $52 billion annual impact of Virginia’s top crops and livestock commodities. Read below to find Virginia’s top crops and livestock commodities that fuel the state’s most important industry.Read More

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Southeast foods believed to bring good fortune in the New Year

With the New Year looming, find out what southeast foods are thought to bring a year’s worth of good luck.

If you’ve ever spent New Year’s Eve with people from the Southeast, then you’ve likely experienced the variety of southeast foods that are eaten to bring good fortune in the new year. Read on to find the options for the southeast foods you could make this New Year’s Eve to hedge your bets and maybe improve your luck for the coming year.Read More

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The Faces of Adversity

Read the stories of five tough-as-nails farmers who are examples of the adversity farmers face and the resilience needed to prevail.

There’s no arguing that agriculture is a tough industry. The issues and adversity farmers face that can derail an agribusiness’s bottom line are numerous: drought, floods, hail, high winds, pests, disease, and market fluctuations, just to name a few. It’s enough to make anyone head for a desk job. However, the men and women of the ag industry aren’t just anyone; read five stories that highlight the mettle needed to overcome adversity.Read More

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Employee Highlight: Tips on Running a Business Office with Chloe & Natalya

Read what advice AgAmerica’s Office Administrators have to share on running a business office.

They say a business is only as good as the employees working in it, or the team of employees. If a company’s business office team isn’t on the same page, then the company as a whole suffers; they ensure all the other parts of the company run smoothly. AgAmerica’s Office Administrator, Chloe Carpenter, and Administrative Assistant, Natalya Clemens, have words of wisdom to share so your business office can start the New Year on the right foot.Read More

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