We’ll See You at the Georgia and South Carolina Cattlemens’ Shows

Explore the offerings at two Southeast Cattlemens’ conferences.

The early days of April are convention time in the Southeast as both the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and the South Carolina Cattlemen’s Association are holding their annual meetings. Such shows and expos are a prime time for those in the cattle industry to get together, learn, network, and celebrate their industries. AgAmerica will have team members in attendance at each show; explore below to find out what to expect at these cattle expos.Read More

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Women’s History Month, Women Leaders in Ag, and an Upcoming Conference

Explore women leaders in ag this Women’s History Month.

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s an opportune time to examine the growing role of women leaders in ag. Women have always played a significant role in agriculture, but those roles have not been as emphasized as they should have been. Today, women are stepping into leadership roles like never before and helping the ag industry to achieve more. Explore the start of Women’s History Month and the advancement of women in agriculture, below.Read More

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National Ag Day – Supporting the American Farmer

Find ways to support the American farmer this National Ag Day.

In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I discussed different options for supporting your local farming community on National Ag Day and all year. March 20th is National Ag Day, and according to the Agriculture Council of America, it’s a time to “to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” Learn more about National Ag Day and ways you can support the American farmer, below.Read More

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NCBA Topics: What’s on the Table for Convention and Trade Show

2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Topics

Explore the NCBA topics that will be discussed at the largest, and oldest cattle industry convention.

The cattle industry is one of the oldest ag industries in the country, and the NCBA Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show is the largest, and oldest cattle industry convention. Scheduled for January 31st to February 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona, the show is full of presentations, meetings, and seminars on NCBA topics that will address the concerns and challenges of working in the cattle industry today. The AgAmerica Lending team will also be at booth #105 to discuss our cattle ranch loans with attendees. See the NCBA topics that will be front and center at the convention and trade show below.Read More

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On the AgAmerica Calendar: January Trade Shows and Conferences

See all the trade shows and conferences the AgAmerica team will be attending in January to connect with those in the ag industry.

January is a busy month for ag trade shows and conferences, and our team at AgAmerica Lending is kicking off 2018 with a commitment to connect with farmers and growers in order to provide the best service. We’ll be traveling all over the Southeast to meet with growers and producers in person. Check out where we’ll be this month, below, and then make plans to stop by and say hello!Read More

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Ag in the Community: The Farm to School Program

Get the details of the Farm to School Program that’s helping to take produce from the field to the lunch trays of local school children and educate them on agriculture.

October is National Farm to School Month. Agriculture is an important part of every community, and the Farm to School Program is a great example that highlights the impact of agriculture on our communities. The Farm to School Program helps put local produce in school cafeterias through utilizing a partner network that stretches across the nation. To date, it’s estimated that 42,587 schools in the U.S.—roughly 42% of all the schools in the country—participate in the program. And, with 40 states having policies that are supportive of the program, it’s an effort we can all get behind. Read the details of the program below, and see how it’s a win for kids, farmers, and communities alike.Read More

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Don Harden: A Look at the History of Citrus and Florida Limes

Florida limes are making a comeback in The Sunshine State.

Florida is well-known for its citrus production, and it used to be well-known for its lime fruit production, too. In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I explored the story of Florida limes, including how Florida citrus growers are giving Florida limes another shot. Limes were once so plentiful in South Florida that one of the varieties grown here was known as a Key lime because it was grown around the Florida Keys. Find out below what happened to Florida limes, and why the tart, green citrus fruit is again looking like a good crop for Florida citrus growers.Read More

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Solar and Wind Farms: Ag’s Investment in Renewable Energy

Solar and wind farms create environmental and financial benefits for America’s farmers.

This month we examined solar and wind farms, and how, as the planet’s original environmentalists, farmers are often on the cutting edge of management best practices that help their businesses and the earth. In recent years, the push for clean and renewable energy has become stronger, and some farmers have responded with solar and wind farms that help power their operations by harnessing the earth’s renewable resources. This has offered additional benefits. In doing so, they’ve found not only a more efficient way to produce power while helping the environment, but also another added benefit – a steady source of income. Explore the ins and outs of solar and wind farms for your ag operation, below.Read More

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A Can’t Miss if You’re in the Florida Cattle Industry: the FCA Annual Convention

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention is a can’t-miss event if you’re in the Florida cattle industry.

If you’re in the Florida cattle industry, you’re likely headed to the Annual Convention of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th through Thursday, June 22nd at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida. It’s a can’t-miss event for those in Florida’s cattle industry; explore a sampling of the benefits below for those in Florida cattle production.Read More

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Don Harden: Celebrating the Country’s Favorite Melon This Watermelon Season

Explore the stats of the nation’s watermelon season.

In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I talked about a major Florida crop commodity: watermelons. Florida has a long watermelon season that produces melons for about six months out of the year. They lead the country in production, with watermelon farmers in Florida producing 18 percent of the nation’s watermelon crop. However, the Sunshine State isn’t the only one that contributes to the country’s watermelon market. Read interesting statistics about watermelons below.Read More

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