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Real Farms, Real Stories: Tom Thayer Sr.

Title: All I've Ever Known 

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.

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Blog Series: Part 3 of Farm Succession Planning

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.

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Real Farms, Real Stories: The Magnolia Company

Title: It all starts at the farm 

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! 

If you want to purchase a magnolia wreath visit, www.themagnoliacompany.com

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Blog Series: Part 2 of Farm Succession Planning

This is the second part of a 3 part blog series full of valuable information pertaining to farm succession planning.
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Real Farms, Real Stories: Continental Floral Greens

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.
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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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