The Land Lenders Talk Top Agriculture Commodities in Georgia

Georgia has a lot to offer when it comes to agriculture, both to those in Georgia and to the rest of the country. The stats show that one in seven Georgia residents is involved in agriculture, forestry or related fields, and the industry contributes over $72 billion to the state’s economy. With a warm, temperate climate, Georgia farmers and ranchers enjoy an exceptionally long growing season. Take a peek at Georgia’s top commodities and ag numbers.

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Tips from the Land Lenders on Starting a Turkey Farm

The age old saying of “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is a true one— especially for farmers. More and more, we’re talking with growers who are looking to diversify their family ag operations. With Thanksgiving approaching, the sheer number of turkeys available at your local grocery store may cause you to consider what it would take to start your own turkey farm. Turkey farms can be a viable option for ag operators looking to diversify or those wanting to get into an agrarian venture. No project is without risks, however, so follow our tips on starting a turkey farm.

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AgAmerica Moments from the Sunbelt Ag Expo

AgAmerica Moments From The Sunbelt Ag Expo

At the recent Sun Belt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, we really enjoyed coming out and meeting a lot of great people in the agriculture industry.  We also had the pleasure of sponsoring New York Times best-selling author, Forrest Pritchard as well as a group of talented Florida whip crackers at the expo!  In this special photo blog, take a look at some of our favorite AgAmerica moments from the show.

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Encouraging the New Generation of Farmers through Ag Story-Telling

This article was originally featured in Central Florida Ag News magazine, November 2015 edition.  Read the full article here:

Sustainable agriculture is a popular topic, and one of its chief proponents, seventh generation farmer and best-selling author Forrest Pritchard, has written yet another book about the topic. “Growing Tomorrow is a classic American road trip,” Pritchard explains, “told in stories, photos, and recipes, focusing on extraordinary sustainable farmers from coast to coast.” Pritchard drew from his own experiences in his first book— Gaining Ground— while Growing Tomorrow looks outward. Akin to “a National Geographic-style travelogue,” Pritchard explains that “readers will experience the sights and flavors of all corners of the country. From rooftop beekeepers in Dallas, to flowering orchards in Oregon, to sustainable fishing off Cape Cod and even urban farming in downtown Detroit, each story is a fascinating glimpse into our national food story.”

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AgAmerica-Recommended Apps for Farm Efficiency

Agriculture Apps for Farm Efficiency

As agricultural lenders, we understand for farmers and ranchers that time is money. By increasing efficiency with minimal overhead costs, you stand a better chance to walk away with a profit come harvest time. Keeping this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of smartphone apps that can help you do just that— increase efficiency, with minimal costs. Try these apps to improve your agribusiness:

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News You Can Use: A More Level Playing Field in Trade for American Farmers

The agriculture industry is a busy one! Keep on top of the news and stories coming out of the United States Department of Agriculture:

The USDA is offering $2.5 million in grants for nonprofits and public higher education institutions to use for projects aimed at educating new and underserved farmers on the programs provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency. Read more here.

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Tips to Gobble Up If You Want to Start a Turkey Farm

Our Relationship Manager, Don Harden, was recently a guest columnist in Central Florida Ag News magazine, November 2015 edition.  Read his full column here:

The age old saying of “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is a true one— especially for farmers. More and more, we’re talking with growers who are looking to diversify their family ag operations. With Thanksgiving approaching, the sheer number of turkeys available at your local grocery store may cause you to consider what it would take to start your own turkey farm. Turkey farms can be a viable option for ag operators looking to diversify or those wanting to get into an agrarian venture. No project is without risks, however, so follow our tips on starting a turkey farm.

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