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How to File a Crop Insurance Claim

What to do. 
What not to do. 

How do I initiate a claim?
Call your crop insurance agent and follow up in writing/email (keep a copy for your records). Your crop insurance company will arrange for a loss adjuster to inspect your crop. It is your responsibility to call your crop insurance agent and initiate this process.

How do I know when to file a claim?

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Hurricane Preparedness

As we brace for potential impact from Hurricane Dorian, it is important that farmers and ranchers are prepared.  The next few days are the perfect opportunity to ensure that your operation and your family are prepared for damages that may occur. Check out our hurricane preparedness tips.
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Succession Tips

Are you transitioning your family farm business to the next generation? Farm Credit of Central Florida understands how important it is to prepare the next generation to take over the family business. To help, we are bringing you five tips for consideration from our local farmers and ranchers who have already gone through the transition or are in the middle of the transition. Click below to watch our succession tips! 

Tip #1: The Magnolia Company

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Marketing 101

Effectively marketing small farm products can allow you to reach future customers you wouldn’t be able to reach in an everyday setting. When marketing your farm products be sure to differentiate yourself from others, travel to farm-related events, and network with current and prospective buyers. 

Below are some questions to ask when developing your marketing plan. 

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Real Farms, Real Stories

Real Farms. Real Stories: M & B Products

In celebration of National Dairy Month, we are sharing The McClellan's story! 

In this episode, we toured M  & B Dairy as well as M & B Products. The McClellan family works hard to produce a fresh and healthy product that is enjoyed by kids all over the state of Florida. The passion they have for the industry has become the culture within their business.

Be on the lookout for the next Real Farms, Real Stories video. Like and follow our page for updates. At, Farm Credit of Central Florida we provide financing for Farms, Homes, and Land.

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Urban Tropical

Ever wonder where those beautiful tropical fish you see in the pet stores come from? In this episode, we tour Urban Tropical, a local tropical fish farm in Lakeland, Fl, which specializes in breeding high-quality ornamental freshwater tropical fish that are sold to local pet stores. Brittany Hollon, the operations officer, shares how her father started the business out of his love for fishing and eventually became one of the largest Angelfish fish farms in the United States.

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Shogun Farms

“Hogs Gone Wild” 

In this episode of Real Farms, Real Stories, Pamela Fay shares a glimpse into their wild hog farm, Shogun Farms. Pamela and her husband David began trapping wild hogs from private, commercial, and government properties. However, David is a firm believer that you should eat whatever you harvest, which led to the beginning of Shogun Farms. Watch their story here! 

Be on the lookout for the next Real Farms, Real Stories video. Like and follow our page for updates. At, Farm Credit of Central Florida we provide financing for Farms, Homes, and Land.

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Solaris Farm

In this episode of Real Farms, Real Stories, Ross & Sarah Russell share a glimpse inside of their equestrian facility, Solaris Farm. In this heartwarming story, the Russell’s share how their operation isn't just about the horses it’s about the people that come with the horses. Since opening in 2015, they have created a welcoming environment that both kids and adults love being a part of. Many call it their happy place!

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Barndominium Home Basics

Are you looking to build a home soon? Have you heard the term Barndo, Barndominuim, or Barn home? These terms are gaining popularity amongst rural homeowners looking for alternatives to traditional built homes, and are becoming the latest real estate trend. A barndominium is essentially a steel building similar to a barn that encompasses living quarters and a workshop under a single roof.  For the installation, Barndos come as a prefabricated shell kit to do it yourself, or you can hire a turnkey builder to complete the home.

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Best Location of Your New Home

You have purchased land, maybe even taken steps to meet with a builder, but have you determined your home’s best position on the property? Before you make a decision, here are a few considerations:

What is the distance to utilities?

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