STATESVILLE, NC – Each year, Carolina Farm Credit provides Corporate Mission Fund grants to support local non-profit organizations completing ag-related projects. Grants are awarded at the end of each year, with a luncheon hosted in the summer of the following year to honor grant recipients. Prior to the luncheon, Carolina Farm Credit accepts video entries, from grant recipients, which are placed in a drawing for an additional $1,000 grant.
The winner of the drawing is generally announced at the luncheon. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Carolina Farm Credit was unable to host the luncheon in 2020 for the 2019-2020 Corporate Mission Fund grant recipients. They did, however, accept video entries for the additional grant drawing.
Carolina Farm credit is pleased to announce the additional $1,000 Corporate Mission Fund grant recipient was Yadkin County Rescue Squad. This grant will further aid the organization in purchasing equipment for emergency rescues in rural areas. Their video highlighted the use of the ATV and trailer that was purchased with their initial Corporate Mission Fund grant.
Applications are now being accepted for 2022 Corporate Mission Fund grants. All applications are due by June 30, 2021.
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and providing financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 29 branch offices. Other financial services available are appraisal services, and leasing programs.
For over 100 years, Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 11,500 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.7 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are David M. Coltrane, Chairman, Pleasant Garden; Vickie N. Smitherman, Vice-Chair, East Bend; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; Leslie G. Sparks, DVM, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Eric McPherson, Snow Camp; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Dan A. Hunsucker, Conover; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.