Patronage Program

Sharing profits with our members

As a cooperative, AgSouth is owned by our members. As a member, you own stock in our company and share in our profits each year.

AgSouth Farm Credit patronage refund history

We have a strong history of being able to send cash-back payments to our members, and have done so consecutively since 1991.

Fiscal Year  Total Distribution Cash Allocated Surplus Surplus Distributed % of Interest Earned
1991-2009 $365,182,377 $109,743,595 $255,438,782 $255,438,782 24.71%
2010 $25,901,273 $7,770,382 $18,130,891 $18,130,891 25.25%
2011 $27,482,328 $8,244,698 $19,237,630 $19,237,630 26.97%
2012 $27,284,560 $8,185,368 $19,099,192   28.01%
2013 $28,875,377 $8,662,613 $20,212,764   29.30%
2014 $29,465,972 $8,839,791 $20,626,181   31.41%
2015 $26,454,596 $7,936,379 $18,518,217   27.52%
2016 $27,892,703 $8,367,811 $19,524,892   28.27%
Total $558,539,186 $167,750,637 $390,788,549 $292,807,303 27.60%
 

Since 1991, AgSouth has returned more than $460,557,940 in cash and allocated surplus!”

*For the years 1991-2009, amounts shown are on a consolidated basis for comparative purposes. Due to various mergers during this period, the actual interest earned percentages differ from the consolidated percentages reflected. Patronage distribution is subject to board approval and is not guaranteed or implied.

Patronage economic impact

See how patronage cash-back profits made an economic impact in your area this year.

Georgia South Carolina
Baxley: $839,379 Aiken: $653,664
Blackshear: $1,260,288 Allendale: $811,217
Carrollton: $581,463 Anderson: $1,808,083
Douglas: $1,082,303 Batesburg: $1,436,505
Greenville: $995,036 Camden: $753,397
Griffin: $419,136 Laurens: $1,304,510
Jesup: $347,365 Orangeburg: $859,493
Madison: $1,837,341 Rock Hill: $846,656
Statesboro: $1,604,484 Spartanburg: $942,703
Sylvania: $349,357 St. Matthews: $451,106
Thomaston: $695,734 Summerville: $815,979
Vidalia: $830,720 Walterboro: $768,304

Patronage FAQ

Do you have questions about patronage refunds? Get answers to the most commonly asked questions here:

How can I find out more about my allocated surplus?
How do patronage refunds benefit AgSouth Farm Credit as an Association?
How do patronage refunds benefit AgSouth Farm Credit customers?
How is my patronage refund issued?
What is a patronage refund?
What is allocated surplus?
What is the bottom line on patronage refunds?
Why can’t I receive all of the patronage refund in cash at one time?

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