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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LANDFLIP Forms Alliance with Six Farm Credit Institutions to Help Buyers Gain Access to Land Financing

The path to land ownership just got easier, thanks to the a newly formed alliance between LANDFLIP and Farm Credit. LANDFLIP, the premier online land for sale marketplace for connecting land buyers and sellers, announced today a significant expansion of their strategic alliance with Farm Credit institutions. LANDFLIP is now aligned with 9 independent Farm Credit lending institutions covering Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Seven Principles of a Cooperative

1. Voluntary and Open Membership

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations; open to all people able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

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Update: Hurricane Florence Preparations

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence, the following AgSouth offices will be closed Thursday and Friday:

St. Matthews

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Hurricane Florence Preparations

Hurricane Florence is a serious storm. While the most current tracks appear to indicate landfall in the Pee Dee or Cape Fear regions, our territory continues to be in harms’ way.

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Spencer Floyd Accepts Position as Loan Officer with AgSouth Farm Credit

STATESBORO, GA (September 1, 2018): AgSouth Farm Credit Regional Business Development Manager Al Baldwin announced that Spencer Floyd has accepted a position as a loan officer with AgSouth Farm Credit. Floyd has been a marketing specialist with AgSouth for the past two years, where he assisted in growing the association’s portfolio in the northernmost regions of AgSouth’s territory in both Georgia and South Carolina. He will remain in Camden, S.C., where he will focus on developing more personal relationships with the ag and rural communities in Richland, Kershaw and Fairfield counties.

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AgSouth's Rock Hill Office Welcomes Back Sam Case

STATESBORO, GA (September 1, 2018): Al Baldwin, Regional Business Development Manager with AgSouth Farm Credit, recently announced that Sam Case, a relationship manager in Camden, has relocated to the Rock Hill office at 1321 Springdale Road.

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Farming Spoken Here

When he was just 18 years old, Todd Turner took out his first farm loan. Decades later, he still relies on the same bankers to help keep his successful poultry and cattle operation going.

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