Articles & Press Releases

Allen Daley Earns Banking School Diploma

Allen Daley with AgSouth Farm Credit has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 11 at the Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Ga.

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Jaime Medlock Joins AgSouth Farm Credit

Statesboro, GA. (April 30, 2018): Christy Marsh, AgSouth Farm Credit’s Country Home Loan Manager, recently announced that Jaime Medlock has joined the association as a mortgage originator. Medlock will work from the Vidalia, Ga., office and will serve Tattnall, Toombs, Wheeler and Montgomery counties.

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Georgia Cattlemen Initiate Feasibility Study

Macon, Georgia - A group of cattlemen in the state of Georgia think that enhanced producer control might mean opportunity for one of Georgia's largest commodities.  That's why they want to look at the supply chain and decide if there's a better way to "finish" cattle here and give local farmers the opportunity to grow the estimated $3 billion industry.

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Leadership SE GA Class Stops in Statesboro

Friday, the group will be hosted by AgSouth Farm Credit in their new operations center.  They will hear from a variety of speakers including AgSouth CEO Pat Calhoun, Molly Bickerton, director of admissions for Ogeechee Technical College and Scott Shelar, CEO of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia.

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

STATESBORO, GA – March 19, 2017: 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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AgSouth Welcomes Back Mortgage Originator Phil M. Long

STATESBORO, GA. (March 15, 2018): Christy Marsh, Country Home Loan Manager of AgSouth Farm Credit, recently announced that Phil M. Long has returned to the association as a mortgage originator for AgSouth’s home loan department and will be working from the company’s Spartanburg, S.C., office. Long was previously employed by AgSouth as a mortgage originator from 2005-2015.

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Brandt Stone Joins AgSouth Farm Credit

Statesboro, GA. (March 2, 2018):Christy Marsh, AgSouth Farm Credit’s Country Home Loan Manager, recently announced that Brandt Stone has joined the association as a mortgage originator. Stone will work from the Anderson, S.C., office and will serve Anderson and its surrounding counties.

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Georgia Farm Credit Associations Offer Free Financial Training to Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) Farmers

STATESBORO, GA (February 21, 2018): Christy Smith, Director of Marketing at AgSouth Farm Credit and co-creator of AGAware®, announced that AgSouth has partnered with AgGeorgia Farm Credit to bring the AGAware program YBS farmers in Georgia this summer through a series of workshops aimed at educating them in the many aspects of running a successful agricultural operation.

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AgSouth Farm Credit Reports Record Net Earnings of $55.3 Million and Will Distribute $32.4 Million in Profits to Members

STATESBORO, Ga. (February 23, 2018) – AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Pat Calhoun announced that the customer-owned cooperative had record net earnings of more than $55 million during 2017. He says that, "The association remained strong in 2017, and loan volume grew by approximately five percent. We are able to announce a healthy return of profits to our members through our patronage distribution program for the 30th consecutive year."

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

By Lisa Storm, AgGeorgia Farm Credit  In modern agriculture, the ability to obtain financing is critical in order to keep the farm operation going, whether through capital needs for inputs, equipment, or land. Your credit score can have impact beyond just approval or denial. Depending on the practices of your preferred lender, a higher credit score could mean preferential fees and rates. Credit scores are calculated differently by each of the three main credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. While they are different, there are many similarities.

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AgSouth Farm Credit Photo Contest Announced

STATESBORO, GA (February 1, 2018) – AgSouth Farm Credit Marketing Director Christy Smith says that the association is accepting entries for its 2018 "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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Ricky Cochran Retires After 37 Years of Service

STATESBORO, Ga.: (January 30, 2018): AgSouth’s Regional Business Development Manager Nick Martin has announced that Ricky Cochran will retire from the association as of January 31, 2018. Cochran, a Regional Vice President with AgSouth in the Madison office, retires after 37 years of service.

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