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Southern AgCredit travels to New York and Washington for the big Farm Credit picture

RIDGELAND, Ms —Southern AgCredit’s general counsel, Jeff Williams, was among 22 delegates to participate in the 2022 Farm Credit Bank of Texas Association Leadership Program (ALP) to New York and Washington, D.C., September 12-15. The program offers association staff a …

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Solar Power on the Farm

Every penny counts on the farm, and with energy costs continuing to rise, money stretches even less than it used to. New technologies have made our farms more efficient, but there are still additional ways to save on operating costs. …

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Fit for Ag / Jingle Bell Jog 2022

Fit for Ag / Jingle Bell Jog 2022 Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Fun Run for Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders IT IS BACK! Mark your calendars for the 2022 Fit for Ag / Jingle Bell …

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Prepare Your Food Plots for Deer Season

In our Guide to Buying Hunting Land, we discussed what you’d look for in a tract of land that could be used for deer hunting. Successful deer camps have well-placed, healthy food plots. This article will go into a bit …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Gilbert to Controller

Southern AgCredit recently promoted Daniel Gilbert to controller in its administrative office.  Gilbert joined the rural lending co-op in 2019 as a senior accountant.  Previously, he worked at Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, Hinds Community College, and was self-employed in …

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Hobby Farming in Louisiana and Mississippi

Learn more about what a hobby farm is, what you can grow, and the regulations you may need to adhere to in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires New Employee in Shreveport

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Ashley Poole as a loan administrator in its Shreveport, La. branch office.     Poole has 11 years of experience as a loan processing clerk.  She holds an associate degree …

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Directors Elected to Southern AgCredit Board

Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently reelected Larry Killebrew of Lexington, Mississippi, and Kevin Rhodes of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. Stockholders also elected John “Paul” Johns Jr. of Jonesboro, Louisiana, who replaces retired director John “Van” …

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Southern AgCredit hires collateral evaluator

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Mitchell Bishop as a collateral evaluator in its administrative office.  Bishop holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining Southern AgCredit, he worked …

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Southern AgCredit hires office administrator in Meridian office

Southern AgCredit has hired Stacey Davis as an office administrator in its Meridian office. The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Davis comes to Southern AgCredit with 10 years of banking experience …

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Guide to Greenhouses for Southern Gardeners

The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently created a new generation of gardeners. Gardening eases our boredom, soothes our nerves, and provides food during a time of inflation. While millions of people began to garden as a coping mechanism, many are now in …

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Get to Know Stephen Bass

Meet Southern AgCredit’s Vice President of Lending in Meridian, Mississippi Hi, Stephen! What were you doing before you came to Southern AgCredit? I was working at a commercial bank in Meridian, primarily doing commercial and consumer loans. You live in …

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LIBOR To Be Replaced

Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act Changes On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 into law, which includes the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act. The (LIBOR) Act “provides for the transition of certain financial contracts away …

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Southern AgCredit Awards $31,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

College Scholarhips Southern AgCredit, a rural financing cooperative, is pleased to announce its 2022 scholarship recipients. The co-op awarded a total of $31,000 in scholarships to 28 students. To qualify, each applicant had to be a current Southern AgCredit borrower, …

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Rural Internet Options in Louisiana and Mississippi

Federal and state programs are bringing broadband access to rural parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Learn the latest developments.

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires Customer Service Representative in Ridgeland

Southern AgCredit recently hired Casey Spence as a customer service representative in its Ridgeland branch office. The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Spence holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mississippi …

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Blue-ribbon Red Angus

Blue-ribbon Red Angus

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Molpus Woodlands Group LLC

Molpus is one of the oldest timber-related companies in the United States with a storied history that dates to 1905.

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Frasier Farms

“My favorite part of all of this is knowing that I am helping to contribute to feeding America,
that’s very important to us.”
—Leslie Frasier

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Carson Smyly

“Southern AgCredit was one of the key factors allowing me to achieve my dream of becoming a farmer.”
—Carson Smyly

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Growing Healthy Lawns: Turf Management in Louisiana and Mississippi

For homeowners whose landscaping is a point of pride, the lawn is often considered their crown jewel. Since beautiful turf doesn’t just happen by itself, we’ve assembled some information on grass maintenance in your area of Louisiana and Mississippi. We are fortunate to have turf experts near us with all the information we need to improve our lawns.

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Britny Hester to Chief Financial Officer

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently promoted Britny Hester to chief financial officer. Hester is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College. She joined Southern AgCredit in April 2013 as the …

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Southern AgCredit Hires New Employees

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired three new team members:   Stephen Bass is vice president of lending for the Newton branch office. He was vice president of Community Bank in Meridian for the past 8 years. Before Community …

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Ice Storm Prep for Rural Properties

If you live in a rural area of Louisiana or Mississippi, severe weather can be devastating. And even though we live in a relatively warm climate, we aren’t impervious to severe cold and ice storms. The North American winter storm …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Rural Lending Co-op Staff Members

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently promoted six employees. Ted Murkerson, chief credit officer, was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. He began his Farm Credit career in 1992 working for Northwest Florida Farm Credit and later …

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Freezing Temperatures

The climate is predictably unpredictable in our part of the country. Each year we hope to avoid winter weather whiplash, but in January, one day it may be 70 degrees outside and then 23 degrees the next. The ice storm …

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Southern AgCredit Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking for New Headquarters and Branch

Southern AgCredit held a groundbreaking ceremony on December 14, 2021, celebrating the start of construction on its new headquarters and branch. The new building will be located at 306 Commerce Center Drive in Ridgeland, Mississippi.  The rural lending cooperative specializes …

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2022 Event Preview: Southern AgCredit at the Dixie National Rodeo and North Louisiana Agri-Business Council Ag Expo

Southern AgCredit is preparing for our biggest year yet! We will start 2022 with presenting sponsorships at two big events for outdoor enthusiasts and people in agribusiness: the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Louisiana Outdoor Expo.

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All About Prescribed Burning

Prescribed fire, also called a controlled burn, is performed during particular times and under certain conditions to limit any threat to the public, or uncontrollable spreading. These burns are carefully planned by burn managers.

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires Loan Administrator in Greenwood

Southern AgCredit recently hired Barbara Box as a loan administrator in its Greenwood branch office.  The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Box started her career in banking at Bank of Commerce …

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