Release date: 6/6/2017
STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit customer Stephanie Bolick and her husband Larry, members from the Graham Branch recently took delivery of their new 2017 John Deere Gator! The Gator was given away as a part of Carolina Farm Credit’s annual Customer Appreciation Events.
During the month of April, each Carolina Farm Credit Branch hosted a Customer Appreciation Event where attendees were eligible to enter a drawing for the Gator valued at $9,000. The winners of each branch drawing were then entered into an association-wide drawing that took place on May 4th.
“We’re very thankful for Carolina Farm Credit and the Gator. Blair Robertson (Loan Officer, Graham) has been great to work with.” Stephanie said.
The 2017 Customer Appreciation Events marked the second year that patronage was returned in the form of an all cash dividend. Patronage refunds were declared for the 29th consecutive year and over $14 million was distributed to members.
“Carolina Farm Credit had another successful year in 2016. We’re pleased to be able to share our success with our borrowers by putting our profits in their pockets,” said Kim Starnes, Chairman of the Carolina Farm Credit Board of Directors
The John Deere Gator was delivered by Quality Equipment in Burlington.
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 9,800 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; 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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