Farm Credit at the Southern Farm Show

Cow lying in straw

STATESVILLE, NC – The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina will be one of over 400 exhibitors at this year’s Southern Farm Show, which is being held January 31 – February 2, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

Farm Credit will be sponsoring many activities during the three day event.  Farm Show attendees will have the chance to register for a special $300 prize by wearing a Farm Credit hat and stopping by the booth in the Jim Graham Building.  The first 100 people each day to come by the Farm Credit booth wearing a Farm Credit hat will also receive a free Farmer Strong hat.

The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina will be hosting the musical talents of the Brothers n’ Bluegrass in the Jim Graham Building three times each day of the Farm Show. An interactive photo booth will be set up for attendees at the Farm Credit booth, as well as the opportunity for visitors of the booth to register for a daily $100 Visa gift card giveaway. 

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.