Carolina Farm Credit Announces Member Assistance Program

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STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit is proud to announce the launch of its new Member Assistance Program (MAP).  MAP is a company-sponsored benefit that offers legal, financial, and counseling services to members of Carolina Farm Credit.

“With agriculture facing many hardships, life can be stressful. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming and it can take a serious toll on both your home and work life.” Said Vance Dalton, Carolina Farm Credit CEO. “We encourage our members to use the confidential MAP during times of distress, anxiety, or depression. We hope that this program will provide a relief to our members.” 

The Member Assistance Program provides the following benefits and services to Carolina Farm Credit members:

Assessment and Counseling

Help is available 24/7/365 through our toll-free number for you and your family members.

Legal Services

Members are eligible for free telephonic legal advice and consultation with an attorney.

Financial Services

Members are eligible for free financial counseling appointments for bankruptcy, budgeting, buying a home, college savings and retirement planning.

Online Services

Members have online access to educational and financial resources.

Carolina Farm Credit Members can access the Member Assistance Program through our website, carolinafarmcredit.com.

MAP services are completely confidential and free to all Carolina Farm Credit members.

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 $1.5 billion.  The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, 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 W. Rex Bell, Chairman, Statesville, David M. Coltrane, Vice-Chairman, Pleasant Garden; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; 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; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.