2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Child posing with newborn calf

STATESVILLE, NC – Erin Mintmier of Randleman, N.C. won first place in the Carolina Farm Credit 2017 photo contest. Her winning photo was of her nephew Silas and a newborn calf.

Second place went to Justin Kirby from Hudson, N.C. for his photo “Suppertime in Sawmills, N.C.”

Amanda Markham of Catawba, N.C. won third place for her photo “Enjoying watermelon on the back of great-papaw`s truck.”

The contest was judged by website visitors who were allowed to vote for their three favorite pictures, once a day from July 1 - 31.  All three winners will be featured in the 2018 Carolina Farm Credit photo calendar.

Young received a cash prize of $300, and the second and third place winners received $200 and $100.

The winning photos along with the photos that were chosen for voting can be seen on Carolina Farm Credit’s website.

In all, more than 750 photos were submitted and over 7,500 votes were cast. This year’s collection of rural North Carolina photos includes images of kids on farms, farm animals, farm equipment, scenery, and winter snow.

Carolina Farm Credit will begin accepting entries for the 2018 photo contest beginning in January 2016 at carolinafarmcredit.com.

Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 32 branch offices.  Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. 

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 10,000 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion.  The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord;  Eric McPherson, Snow Camp; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.

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