Anna Kinchen

Here We Grow: Episode 25 - Preparing for a Farm Loan

Episode 25 is hosted by Brant Harrell; a Relationship Manager with SWGA Farm Credit.  This podcast focuses on preparing young, beginning, and small operation farmers for financing and long-term success!  Commentary on this episode is also provided by Newt Gilman, with the Georgia Farm Service Agency. 

Newt Gilman is a State Farm Loan Specialist for Farm Service Agency, a Farm Loan Division in Georgia. He joined FSA as a Farm Loan Officer in 2018 and became a Loan Specialist in 2021. He also has a background in farm equipment sales and serving with UGA Extension. In his personal experience on his family’s small ruminant operation and in his professional career, he has developed a passion for helping America’s farmers and ranchers obtain the financial resources they need to keep our nation’s food supply plentiful.

Brant Harrell was born and raised in Decatur County.  He is graduate of Georgia Southern University.  He has farmed for 25 years and has served as a Lender and Relationship Manager for Southwest Farm Credit for 15 years.  He also serves as the Chair for the Decatur County Agriculture Committee.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is an equal opportunity lender. NMLS 691477. The views and opinions expressed are those of the guest speakers and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit or the Farm Credit System. No information contained in this podcast shall constitute financial, investment, legal, and/or other professional advice. For questions about the podcast, please contact Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Marketing Manager, Anna Kinchen, at 229-493-0921 or Please visit our website to learn more at

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