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Rate Shopping? Be sure to compare Apples to Apples

5.3% on a 20-year Term with a 3-year Balloon. 6.2% fixed rate on a 20-year Term. Although you might initially consider only the interest rate, what does "Fixed Rate" or "Balloon" really mean? When shopping rates, be sure you are comparing apples-to-apples. Knowing the term is just as important as knowing the rate.

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AgSouth Farm Credit Awards $25,000 in Grant Funds to Farmers Markets

STATESBORO, GA – February 25, 2019: AgSouth Farm Credit Marketing Director Christy Smith has released the names of the recipients of AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers market grant. The Association is distributing $25,000 in grant funds to local markets throughout AgSouth’s territory to use for advertising and promotion.

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2019 Farm Transfer Workshops

This group of workshops is intended to help you with your farm transition/succession plan.  At first, this process may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be that way.

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AgSouth Farm Credit Photo Contest Announced

STATESBORO, GA (February 1, 2019) – AgSouth Farm Credit Marketing Director Christy Smith says that the association is accepting entries for its 2019 "mAGnificent" Photo Contest. The contest is open to anyone residing in the 59 Georgia and 34 South Carolina counties served by AgSouth.

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How Leasing Can Help You Manage Your Operation

By: Taylor Brennecke, Farm Credit Leasing Specialist

Anyone who farms or is considering becoming a farmer knows that it is a risky business - risky, but vital for 100 percent of the population. Yet today there are fewer farms and fewer future generations choosing this hard but rewarding work as an occupation. There is no doubt that we as a nation are in need of farmers. According to the U.S. Labor Department, the average age of today’s farmer is 58. That figure has been increasing for 30 years. Who is going to grow our food, and how are we going to help them get into this capital expensive and work intensive field?

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