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Real Farms, Real Stories

Real Farms, Real Stories: Agri-Starts

Meet Ty Strode, who now runs the day-to-day operations of his father's plant nursery, Agri-Starts, located in Apopka, FL. Ty became president of the business in 2020 after his father and business founder, Randy Strode decided it was time to take a step back. Ty & Randy have successfully navigated their way through farm succession together as father and son. Ty shares his story about growing up in the nursery business and how the business has grown over the years.
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Blog Series: Part 1 of Farm Succession Planning

This is the first part of a 3 part blog series full of valuable information pertaining to farm succession planning.
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Real Farms, Real Stories: John Thomas

Be inspired by this rancher’s passion for raising cattle and agriculture. John Thomas has deep roots in Citrus County, his family has been cattle ranching for over 100 years. His inspiring life story is proof that hard work and dedication always perseveres. His two daughters will one day carry on his legacy. You don’t want to miss his heartfelt story!
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Supporting Women in Ag - International Women's Day

Not just today but everyday Farm Credit of Central Florida celebrates women in agriculture. On #InternationalWomensDay, and every day, #FarmCredit applauds the nation’s female producers for their contributions to American #ag!

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Choosing the Best Crop When Investing in Florida Farmland

When deciding to invest in Florida farmland, there are lots of options available when it comes to crops. Thankfully, with the consistently warm temperatures, cold weather is not much of a threat to most crops, depending on the geographic location in the state crops are grown. 

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Real Farms, Real Stories: M&D Gator

Title: "Not your typical farm"

In this video, we explore an alligator farm in Dade City, featuring Mickey Fagan. Watch his story here! Be on the lookout for the next Real Farms, Real Stories Video.

Be sure you like and follow our social media pages for updates! Farm Credit of Central Florida was honored to be able to work with Mickey Fagan at M&D Gator.

At, Farm Credit of Central Florida we provide financing for Farms, Homes, and Land. 

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Purchasing Farmland as Investment When You Know Nothing about Farming

Farmland in Florida is a great addition to any investment portfolio as we mentioned in our previous blog post. The biggest draw to many is that, in general, active farmland has a proven track record in times of uncertainty. Consistent, income-generating property is music to the ears of most investors. However what if you know nothing about farm management? As you can imagine, there are many moving parts that make a farm successful. 

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Hedge Your Finances with Farmland

Hedge Your Finances with Farmland

The year 2020 drew to a close without much fanfare. Between a global pandemic and political tensions, there’s been a lot to process. The year has also left many wondering what to expect for 2021. Will it be more of the same? No one knows for sure. 

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26 Factors Determining your Interest Rate

There’s always more to a lender than the interest rate alone, but there are around 26 different factors that go into quoting your interest rate.
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PRF Crop Insurance

PRF Insurance is an excellent tool producers utilize to provide income that offsets loss of forage and grazing due to dry conditions.
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