Carolina Farm Credit Donates $8,065 to Kentucky Agricultural Relief Fund

Carolina Farm Credit Donates $8,065 to Kentucky Agricultural Relief Fund

STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit employees donated $8,065 to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation – Kentucky Agricultural Relief Fund. This special fund was set up to provide financial assistance to farmers and agricultural businesses affected by the devastating tornadoes which hit Kentucky and surrounding areas, in late 2021. Carolina Farm Credit raised the money through their “Jeans for a Cause” fundraiser.

The “Jeans for a Cause” fundraiser was available to employees and board members during the fourth quarter of 2021. Participating employees paid five dollars each Friday to wear jeans with proceeds being donated to the disaster relief fund.

“Jeans for a Cause is the result of a brainstorm by our employees to help those in need. This donation is a clear representation of our employees’ commitment to serve our rural communities in need. At Carolina Farm Credit, we are proud to serve customers in the agricultural and rural communities of our state and surrounding states.” Vance Dalton, CEO, Carolina Farm Credit.

Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative that provides financing to full and part-time farmers, agricultural-related businesses, and for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 29 branch offices. Appraisal and Leasing services are also available.

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 12,000 members with outstanding loans totaling more than $1.8 billion. The cooperative’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 Vickie N. Smitherman, Chair, East Bend; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Vice-Chair, Waynesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; Andrew W. Burleson, New London; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Dan A. Hunsucker, Conover; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; J. Eric McPherson, Snow Camp; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Leslie G. Sparks, DVM, Sparta; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.