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January 27, 2020
Clemson University is now accepting applications for the 2020 SC New & Beginning Farmer Program! The deadline to apply is February 16, 2020.
SC Cotton Growers Annual Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
SC Peanut Growers Meeting: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Both events will take place at the Santee Conference Center.
January 17, 2020
ArborOne Farm Credit Offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
November 26, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit Offices will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
November 07, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit offices will be closed Monday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day.
October 16, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit offices will be closed Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th for our Annual Staff Planning retreat.
October 01, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit Announces the Promotion of Bryant Sansbury to Chief Operating Officer.
September 04, 2019
ArborOne's Florence and Conway offices will remain open for normal business hours on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, but will be closed on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Open to read the full update.
September 03, 2019
Both ArborOne Farm Credit offices are scheduled to be open today and Wednesday. We will be closely monitoring the storm and decisions about any potential closings later in the week will be made as information become available. We are praying for the safety of everyone in the path of this storm!
August 30, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.
July 03, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day.
June 05, 2019
William "Dupree" Atkinson was re-elected to serve as a member of the ArborOne Farm Credit Board of Directors. The 2020 Nominating Committee has been elected as well. The committee will select eligible stockholders to run for the open Board of Directors seat in 2020.
May 15, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit offices will be closed on Friday, May 17th for the funeral services and in loving memory of Richard Pitts. View service information here.
May 14, 2019
April 16, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit’s Board and Management are pleased to announce that the Association returned over $6.1 million to its customer-owners in patronage this April.
March 22, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit announces the promotion of Leah Hollifield to Chief Credit Officer.
March 08, 2019
ArborOne Farm Credit announces the promotion of Richard Pitts to Chief Operating Officer.
November 21, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit is proud to announce the donation of $50,000 to the SC Baptist Convention’s Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization (SBDR). The funds were presented on Thursday, November 8th when ArborOne hosted a dinner for the volunteers of the SBDR.
November 06, 2018
Following Hurricane Florence, ArborOne Farm Credit Board of Directors approves rollout of early patronage distribution, while ArborOne employees organize relief efforts.
October 25, 2018
In response to recent requests, we will be selling our “farm strong” t-shirts beginning today! T-shirts can be purchased at our Florence and Conway offices for $20.00*. Profits will go towards our hurricane relief efforts in local communities.
*Cash or check only, please. Checks should be made out to ArborOne Farm Credit.
October 11, 2018
Due to the expected inclement weather, ArborOne Farm Credit's Florence and Conway offices will close tomorrow, October 11, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
October 09, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit's 8th Annual Aim at Ag sporting clays tournament has been rescheduled and will take place Friday, November 2, 2018.
September 19, 2018
Effective today, September 18, 2018, due to the traffic constraints in and around Conway/Horry County caused by the flooding and potential flooding, ArborOne Farm Credit's Conway Office will operate from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
September 17, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit postpones 8th Annual Aim at Ag sporting clays tournament until later this fall.
September 11, 2018
Special message to members about office operations in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
September 09, 2018
Special notice for SC Poultry Industry from Boyd H. Parr, DVM Clemson University.
August 29, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.
August 28, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit, announces the promotion of John Britton to Assistant Vice President in the role of Relationship Manager.
August 13, 2018
Save the date for the 8th Annual Aim at Ag sporting clays tournament:
Saturday, September 22, 2018
July 02, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day.
June 12, 2018
By: Dr. David M. Kohl
How will economic megatrends press the paradigms of future leaders in the agribusiness sector? This thought-provoking question provides insight into the challenges and opportunities that are ahead in the agriculture industry. What strategies will individuals and organizations need to implement to prepare for proactively managing and capitalizing on economic megatrends? While this subject could fill a semester of lectures in a university class, let’s focus on a few key aspects.
June 07, 2018
James M. "Mickey" Ward was re-elected to serve as a member of the ArborOne Farm Credit Board of Directors. The 2019 Nominating Committee has been elected as well. The committee will select eligible stockholders to run for the open Board of Directors seat in 2019.
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed Friday, June 8th for Employee Appreciation Day.
May 25, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.
April 18, 2018
Annie’s Project will be held May 1-4 in Rock Hill, SC.
April 17, 2018
Looking for timber land or interested in learning more about woodland management? Come join us Friday, May 4th from 9 to 4 at Shuler's BBQ in Latta for a Woodland Management Clinic hosted by Clemson Extension.
April 10, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit, the region’s leading agricultural lender, mailed over $2.5 million in patronage refund checks to its customer-owners over the last week.
March 01, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit President and CEO, Kathy Heustess, was honored as the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus at the Francis Marion University's Annual Alumni Awards Gala.
February 16, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President's Day.
January 17, 2018
Due to the inclement weather, ArborOne Farm Credit's Florence office will run on a two hour delay and will open tomorrow, January 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. The Conway office will open at it’s regular time of 8 a.m.
January 12, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
January 09, 2018
Make plans to attend the 2018 SC Agribiz & Farm Expo on January 17-18 at the Florence Civic Center. Admission to the expo is FREE! This year's expo is set to have more innovation, educational sessions, and opportunities to connect with members in agriculture than ever before, including the Taste of South Carolina and so much more.
January 04, 2018
ArborOne Farm Credit’s Florence and Conway offices will be closed today, January 4th. Both offices will reopen tomorrow, January 5th on a delayed schedule.
December 20, 2017
ArborOne Farm Credit will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of Christmas and also Monday, January 1st in observance of the New Year holiday.
November 08, 2017
ArborOne Farm Credit offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veteran's Day.
October 02, 2017
ArborOne Farm Credit CEO, Kathy Heustess, presented Mickey Ward with an award in appreciation of his many years of service as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
September 13, 2017
Please join us for the 7th annual Aim at Ag sporting clays tournament benefitting 4H and FFA of South Carolina.
September 11, 2017
Due to inclement weather, the Florence and Conway offices will close today, September 11, 2017, at 3:00p.m. Both offices will reopen tomorrow, September 12th, at 8:00a.m.
At its annual organizational meeting in August, the Board of ArborOne Farm Credit elected William “DuPree” Atkinson as Chairman and John “Lee” Newman as Vice-Chairman.
August 31, 2017
The Farm Credit Thomas “Tom” S. Welsh, Sr. ’70 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Memorial Scholarship Endowment is being established with gifts from the Farm Credit System and friends in memory of Tom as a token of gratitude and recognition for his years of service and dedication to the Farm Credit System.
August 28, 2017
ArborOne Farm Credit directors and executives joined hundreds of Farm Credit supporters in Washington, D.C., the week of July 23 to raise awareness of agricultural and rural issues among lawmakers.
June 08, 2017
John W. “Whit” Player was re-elected to serve as a member of the ArborOne Board of Directors. The 2018 Nominating Committee has been elected as well. The committee will select eligible stockholders to run for the open Board of Directors seat in 2018.
April 18, 2017
With the help of ArborOne Relationship Manager Bill Aston, Brad Turley and Pati Martin of Chesterfield County have turned their dream of hosting an Olympic-style three day equestrian trial into a reality.
Click here to read more
April 04, 2017
It pays to own the bank...for ArborOne Customers, patronage checks are in the mail!
Click here to read the article in the Morning News!
March 20, 2017
The ArborOne Farm Credit Board of Directors is pleased to welcome John Lay.
Click here to read the SC Now Article announcing John's appointment
February 23, 2017
Click the link to read our coverage about the upcoming crop insurance deadline in February 22nd edition of the Darlington News and Press.
Why Farmers Need Crop Insurance
July 18, 2016
Happy Birthday, Farm Credit! Read all about it in the Morning News (Florence) article honoring the 100th annivesary milestone.
May 04, 2016
Grant Lyerly, ArborOne Relationship Manager, talks to SCETV radio about the October flood's long-term impact on local farmers.
To hear the radio interview and/or read the transcript, click the link below.
April 07, 2016
ArborOne Farm Credit is proud to announce its partnership with Briggs Elementary School in Florence on its "Farm-to-School" garden and poultry project.
Click the link below to read the local media coverage about the project.
February 26, 2016
ArborOne President and CEO Kathy S. Heustess was honored by the Palmetto Center for Women in a recent ceremony for her contributions to agriculture.
February 12, 2016
In December of 2015, ArborOne returned $3.8 million in patronage refunds to its customers.
February 04, 2016
ArborOne Congratulates Customer Bo Norris on being selected one of The Progressive Farmer's 2016 Best Young Farmers and Ranchers.
February 01, 2016
ArborOne is pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah H. Jackson to its Executive Management team along with several other promotions as of January 1st, 2016. In addition, long-serving loan officer Don Boice retired as of January 31st, 2016. Click the link below to read the full press release from the Dillon Herald.
December 08, 2015
ArborOne, along with over 250 farmers, rallied at the State House yesterday to show its support of federal flood assistance for agriculture losses.
October 18, 2015
Farmers affected by the recent flooding in SC are urged to express their concerns and need for help to the SC Congressional delegation.
October 09, 2015
Clemson Extension seeks Damage Assessment Information from Impacted Farmers by completing a two-page survey found on our website. Click the link above to get to the survey.
October 07, 2015
ArborOne Farm Credit urges farmers to respond quickly to the recent, catastrophic flooding in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand region.
September 17, 2015
ArborOne responds to the state of emergency declared in area counties due to drought conditions.
June 04, 2015
ArborOne held elections for one seat on its Board of Directors this spring. Jimmy Poston, the incumbent, was re-elected to a six-year term.
May 19, 2015
We couldn't have asked for a better day for our customer appreciation event at Thompson Farms, held Thursday, May 14th. Thompson Farms, an agritourism site in rural Horry County, was the perfect spot for delicious food, good company, and the fine tunes of Walker Godwin's guitar. Thanks to all who came and congrats to Mr. Jimmy McColl, our grand prize winner from the customer appreciation events. Mr. McColl, one of Bill Aston's customers in Clio, won a brand new drone!
May 05, 2015
ArborOne cautions our customers to be wary of calls seeking money on overdue accounts. AgFirst was recently made aware of borrowers being contacted by someone claiming to be from AgFirst and requesting payment on overdue accounts. The caller ID was 800-845-1745 which is one of AgFirst’s toll free lines. This caller either leaves a message to contact a number, in this case it was 940-488-6690, or will attempt to con the user into paying some amount of money.
April 28, 2015
ArborOne Farm Credit crop insurance sales person Ashley Altman received Pee Dee Agribusiness Person of the Year Award in January
April 24, 2015
Good Food + Good Folks= Good Times, no matter the weather!
February 18, 2015
Information about tobacco check redemption program.
February 03, 2015
On Saturday, January 31st, 2015, ArborOne Farm Credit held its inaugural Farm Accounting and Financial Analysis Training for Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers at its Florence office.
August 26, 2014
Join us on Saturday, November 15th, at Black River Sporting Clays in Kingstree for the annual Aim-At-Ag Sporting Clays Tournament.
August 12, 2014
Daddy always said,"They're not making any more of it."
August 05, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week."
June 13, 2014
Florence, SC - Twelve years ago, Jason Creamer was on the stage at the South Carolina FFA State Convention, sitting under the picture of George Washington, as state treasurer.
June 02, 2014
Congratulations to Warren Dixon of Horry County!
April 03, 2014
FLORENCE, SC- ArborOne Farm Credit President Kathy Heustess and Board Chairman Mickey Ward announced at a February meeting that the company experienced record earnings in 2013 and would be paying 63% of net interest earned as patronage to the cooperative’s member-owners.
March 31, 2014
ArborOne Farm Credit is pleased to again offer grants to local, community-based farmer's markets within their twelve county territory.
January 02, 2014
Calling all high school seniors interested in pursuing an agricultural related field!
December 16, 2013
ArborOne Farm Credit is pleased to offer even greater access to our customers via their smartphones and tablets through mobileRoots.
December 09, 2013
South Carolina is truly a place of "smiling faces, beautiful places" and the Pee Dee seems to have more than it’s share.
November 15, 2013
The board and management of ArborOne Farm Credit are pleased to announce the revolvement of Nonqualified Allocated Surplus exceeding $1.2 million to customers.
August 21, 2013
ArborOne Farm Credit will host its annual fundraising event, AIM-AT-AG, on OCTOBER 26, 2013 at BLACK RIVER SPORTING CLAYS located at 1049 Millwood Road, Kingstree, SC.
August 05, 2013
ArborOne Farm Credit offered grants to local farmer's markets listed with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.
August 01, 2013
Florence, SC - ArborOne Farm Credit is pleased to announce that Nathan Downer of Sumter and Rebecka Gibbons, also of Sumter, are the recipients of the first Aim-At-Ag Scholarships ever awarded.
July 16, 2013
US AgRecycling is scheduled to be in South Carolina beginning July 22, to pick up and recycle the empty pesticide containers of farmers, agribusiness, and green industry professionals.
June 24, 2013
Congratulations to South Carolina Large Farm of the Year Winner Dargan Farms Partnership of Darlington, SC.
June 07, 2013
Florence, SC - ArborOne Farm Credit is the local agricultural lender that is owned by its member-borrowers. These member-borrowers elect representatives to serve on the board of directors for six year terms.
May 02, 2013
Cattle and beef production represent the largest single segment of American agriculture.
May 01, 2013
The South Carolina Farm Credit associations, ArborOne Farm Credit and AgSouth Farm Credit, presented a PAC check to Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.
April 15, 2013
Calling all high school seniors!! This year ArborOne Farm Credit is offering two scholarships for rising college freshmen attending a two or four-year institution.
April 01, 2013
FLORENCE – ArborOne Farm Credit, a rural lending cooperative serving the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, has returned a $2 million cash patronage to its customers.
March 02, 2013
Because we recognize the importance a of college education today, as well as the cost to attain it; we are happy to announce that ArborOne will be offering two scholarships for 2013.
February 05, 2013
Not sure which is best for your operation? Ask ArborOne, we can help you see the benefits of both.
December 17, 2012
Getting mail at Christmas can be fun, but it’s going to be downright exciting if you are an ArborOne Farm Credit customer.
November 05, 2012
A big thank you to all our sponsors and participants in this year's Aim-At-Ag Sporting Clays Tournament.
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Knowledgeable ag lenders, patronage refunds, friendly service and competitive rates - that's the ArborOne advantage.
We are with you every step of the way throughout the lending process. From small tracts to large tracts, new construction to renovations, lot purchase to recreational properties – ArborOne can do it all.