Ep 108: Farm Finances with AgAmerica

Curt Covington is Senior Director of Institutional Lending at AgAmerica. In our interview today, Curt will explain what farm lending is, how it’s a pain for smaller farmers, and how AgAmerica is offering a new financial help tool that aims at helping farmers gauge their financial health.

Check out Curt and AgAmerica at the links below:

AgAmerica Website

Financial Health Calculator

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Show Notes

  • Curt’s background
  • What is the Ag lending market?
  • Mortgage origination – buy more land or refinance?
  • Work like bank lending?
  • Farmers today are increasingly expected to generate more output with less resources.
  • What is a real-estate investment trust?
  • Is there different value for “organic” land?
  • Financing and financial health of an ag operation.
  • Top financial challenges that farmers face today, how they’re coping, and tips for achieving financial stability.
  • AgAmerica’s Financial Health Check Tool that provides operators with a composite evaluation score of the overall financial health of their agricultural operation.

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Ep 101: Helping Businesses Turn a Profit

My guest today is Tera Johnson. Tera started out building a organic whey protein business and now she runs the Food and Finance Institute as well as Edible-Alpha, which are all about helping food, beverage, and value-added businesses make a profit.

Check out Tera and Food Finance Institute at the links below:

Edible-Alpha

Edible-Alpha Podcast

Food Finance Institute

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Show Notes

  • Tera’s background.  
  • Starting, Tera’s Whey
  • Inspiration behind Food Finance Institute and Edible-Alpha
  • Tips on being profitable in food, beverage, and value-added agriculture businesses.
  • Boot camps and trainings
  • Starting a food and beverage business
  • Crowd funding vs finding traditional investors
  • The Edible-Alpha Podcast

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