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Real Farms, Real Stories

Real Farms, Real Stories: Showgun 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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Real Farms, Real Stories: LiveTrends Design Group

The true American dream still exists! Meet Bisser Georgiev of LiveTrends Design Group. Georgiev's business was a typical American shoe-string start-up using personal funds.

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Central Florida Ferns

Meet Ray & Matt Roberts. Ray Roberts, the founder of Central Florida Ferns is generationally transitioning the family business, Central Florida Ferns to his son, Matt Roberts. Succession can be hard for a family business and often the next generation has big shoes to fill. His son Matt is challenged with continuing his father’s legacy, brand, and the empire he built since its inception in the 1990s. Watch this video to see their story!

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Amerigo Farm's

Amerigo Farms is located in Mt. Dora, Florida. John Albers purchased his family's Canadian nursery in 1966 after graduating from DuPage Horticulture School. In 2012, they expanded to Mt Dora where he fell in love with the sunshine state! Amerigo Farms' main plant is the beautiful calla lily, but during the Christmas season, they also grow poinsettia plants. John loves what he does and it shows in the way he treats his nurseries, customers, and employees. 

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Florico Foliage

In honor of Veterans Day, meet James McComas, a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran, and owner of Florico Foliage. James shares his story about being in the Marines and how he got into the ag business after serving. Check out his 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. 

To watch Florico Foliage's story click here.

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Real Farms, Real Stories: Mercer Botanicals

You won't want to miss this one! Be inspired by this fun-loving father-son duo.

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Four Questions to Ask Before Buying Land to Farm

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.

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