Farm Credit Supports FFA and 4-H through Sporting Clays Events

STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and AgCarolina Farm Credit are proud to be hosting the fourth annual Pull for Youth Sporting Clays events benefitting NC 4-H and FFA.

Join us as a participant, or put together a team for a fun day of sporting clays shooting at one of four great courses across the state. By taking part as a participant, you are helping Farm Credit support the future of agriculture and rural America by giving back to NC 4-H and FFA. Lunch will be provided, and there will also be raffles with great prizes.

Carolina Farm Credit: 
October 23  
Cleghorn Gun Club
Rutherfordton, NC 
Registration Deadline: 10/9

AgCarolina Farm Credit:  
October 2 
Hunters’ Pointe      
Washington, NC    
Registration Deadline: 09/28                

Cape Fear Farm Credit:
November 13 (Two events)
Drake Landing & Low Country Preserve 
Fuquay-Varina & Tabor City, NC 
Registration Deadline: 10/30

Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina. By sponsoring to NC 4-H and FFA, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina are working together to make sure tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture have a bright future. Join us as we work together to honor the contributions of these organizations and enable opportunities for young people in our rural communities.

Since the inception of the Pull for Youth Sporting Clays Events, the Farm Credit Associations of NC have raised $315,000 for North Carolina 4-H and FFA. The events are made possible by the support of hundreds of sponsors, shooters, and volunteers.

Individual shooter registrations are $100.  Pre-registration is required to participate in each of the sporting clays events. Please visit or contact for more information.

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 29 branch offices.  Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

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 11,000 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; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.