Finding the perfect acreage to start a farm is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many rural property buyers. Whether you’re searching for a large lot, small farm, timberland, or other bare land, knowing what to look for in a property and working with experienced professionals can help you avoid a lot of frustration and potentially costly mistakes.
Buying a piece of rural land is more complex than many people expect, so working with a real estate professional and a lender who is both experienced in rural property can make the process smoother.
You won’t want to miss this awesome story about a bee-keeper.
Be inspired by David Webb’s determination to keep his bee business alive. When David began Webb's Honey he faced many obstacles but he isn’t one to back down from a challenge. Being a bee-keeper is not for the faint of heart. In this video, we learn what David went through to get where he is today. Watch his story here!
FLORIDA POPULATION GROWTH EXCEEDS NATIONAL RATE
• Over the last five decades, Florida’s net population increase has provided as much as 14.4% and no
less than 9.3% of the entire country’s growth.
• The Central Florida region has expanded at a faster rate than the state consistently since the 1950s,
and that is forecast to continue through 2040.
Third-generation citrus grower, Tom Thayer shares his incredible journey to becoming an ag business entrepreneur. Learn how an unexpected trip to South Africa led him down a path to supplying the citrus industry with a more efficient way of irrigating. Through all the trials and tribulations, he has remained dedicated to helping and serving the citrus industry. Farm Credit of Central Florida is honored to have worked with Tom Thayer over the last 12 years.
PASSING YOUR FARM TO THE NEXT GENERATION
This is part 3 of the blog series full of valuable information pertaining to farm succession planning.
When to turn over the reins to the next generation
For years you plan and scheme about one day transferring your family business onto the next generation. Like every other aspect of your family business, this transition of ownership requires a combination of proper planning and proper execution.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at The Magnolia Company located in Barberville, Florida. Owners Matt and Julie Roth share how the business began 20 years ago and what it takes to create their beautiful high quality, handmade wreaths that are shipped all over the United States. These beautiful products have been featured in HGTV Magazine and Southern Living Magazine. Watch Matt and Julie's story!
Meet Jim Milgard, owner of Continental Floral Greens, which is the largest farm-to-market floral greens company in the United States. In this video, we explore one of his operations located in Deland, Fl, and hear about his unique background. Jim's story is proof that you don't have to grow up in farming to be a part of it. Watch Jim's story to learn about how he got started in agriculture and tour his amazing operation.