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2020 Stockholders Meeting

The 2020 AgChoice Farm Credit Stockholders' Meeting will be Wednesday, October 22, 2020 at the AgChoice Farm Credit Headquarters Office, 300 Winding Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA. Registration opens...

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Beginning a Farm: Where to Start

We recently interviewed Allison Beichner, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. Allison shared advice for beginning farmers and how to get started. Listen to the full podcast episode with Allison...

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The "Big Three" of Tax Planning

Kenny Nearhoof, Accounting Officer The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – you have likely heard about or...

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Board Member Spotlight - Chris Waddell

Chris Waddell owns and operates Apple Shamrock Farms, LLC, a 2,000-acre farm where she and her family milk 1,000 Holstein cows and care for 875 replacement heifers. Crops grown include corn, soybeans...

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What's a Pre-qualification?

As the fourth podcast in the series The Country Life: Buying Land, Kacie Hillis, AgChoice loan officer, answers many common questions about getting pre-qualified for a loan including the benefits and...

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What's a Credit Score? Why is it Important?

We recently interviewed Ryan Davis, director of credit administration with AgChoice Farm Credit. As the third podcast in the series The Country Life: Buying Land, Ryan discussed the basics of credit...

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All About REAP Tax Credits

We recently interviewed Joel Semke, REAP coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and State Conservation Commission. Details on Pennsylvania’s 2020-21 Resource Enhancement and...

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Land Investments: Finance or Cash?

Bruce Miller, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit, specializes in home and land loans and helps individuals who want to live in the country achieve their dreams. As the second podcast in the series...

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Navigating a Class V Economic Rapid

The other day, a reporter asked a good question, “Is there one underlying theme amongst producers, lenders and agribusinesses that presents itself during your webcasts?” One word that describes the...

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What Should I Think About When Buying Land?

Gwen Waddell, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit, specializes in home and land loans and helps individuals who want to live in the country achieve their dreams. As the first podcast in the series...

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