Release date: 6/14/2016
STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit is excited to announce that four interns have started working at various branches.
Clara Fishel, a senior at North Carolina State University majoring in Agriculture Science, with a minor in Agricultural Business Management. Clara will be working in the Rural Hall Branch. Clara grew up working at Windmill Acres Farms raising Polled Hereford cattle, and has been showing cattle for 15 years.
Hannah Frizzell, a senior at Brevard College majoring in Business and Organizational Leadership with a minor in Religion and Leadership. Hannah will be working out of the Asheville and Hendersonville branches. Hannah enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, and her dog Kali. She is a Disney fanatic, whose childhood dream was playing Belle in Beauty and The Beast.
Briana Holness is a senior at North Carolina A&T University majoring in Agricultural Education with a concentration in Agribusiness and Marketing. Briana will be working out of the Browns Summit Branch. Briana has worked as an intern with the USDA, and with North Carolina A&T as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. She also serves as the Chapter President of the NC A&T Collegiate FFA chapter.
Felicity Meger is a senior at Purdue University majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness. Felicity will be working out of the Lincolnton and Conover branches. When not working, Felicity enjoys gymnastics, horseback riding, cows and cooking. Felicity is the youngest of five children, and loves spending time with her 2 wonderful nieces.
“The future of agriculture looks bright considering the high caliber of students like Briana, Clara, Hannah, and Felicity who plan to enter NC’s top industry upon graduation. Their passion for agriculture and the knowledge they’ve obtained through college and hands-on experiences have shined through during their time here at Carolina Farm Credit.” Sarah Rachels, Carolina Farm Credit Vice President of Human Resources.
To keep up with the Carolina Farm Credit interns check out the Carolina’s Blog at carolinafarmcredit.com
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 9,200 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.
Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.
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; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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