Cape Fear Farm Credit welcomes their 2018 Summer Interns, Corey Singleton, Kendal Williams and Cuyler Gurkin.
Corey Singleton is a recent graduate of University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He resides in Fayetteville and is a Medical Officer in the United States Army Reserves. Corey is a member of Manna Church and loves doing community service projects.
Kendal Williams is a senior at North Carolina State University majoring in Finance with a minor in Agricultural Business. She is from Fayetteville and is the daughter of Teri and Stuart Williams. She is a member of First Presbyterian church, Zeta Tau Alpha, and the Student Wolfpack Club.
Cuyler Gurkin is a student at Appalachian State University majoring in Finance, Banking and Risk Management Insurance. He resides in Coats with his parents, Beth and Sean Gurkin. Cuyler is a member of Coats United Methodist Church, an Eagle Scout and a member of the Triton High School FFA Alumni.
Dedicated to agriculture and to our customer-owners, Cape Fear Farm Credit welcomes Kaleb Sargent and Kelly Foy to the team.
Kaleb Sargent is a Loan Officer in Elizabethtown, NC. With a Bachelor’s degree from NC State in Agricultural Business Management and Animal Science, Sargent is looking forward to supporting individuals within the local community that share a passion for agriculture. Born and raised in Sampson County, Sargent has worked in other agricultural sectors including swine and poultry.
Kelly Foy is a Loan Assistant in Burgaw, NC. Growing up in Wallace, NC, Foy is looking forward to bringing her detail-oriented and hospitality nature to serve Cape Fear’s customer-owners.
Both Sargent and Foy are honored to be a part of Cape Fear Farm Credit and to support our customer-owners as their agricultural lender.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit are proud to be hosting the second annual Pull for Youth Charity Sporting Clays events benefitting NC 4H and FFA.
Join us for a fun day of shooting at one of three great sporting clays courses. By participating in this event, you are helping Farm Credit support the future of agriculture and rebuild rural America by giving back to NC 4-H and FFA. Lunch will be provided, and there will be plenty of great door prizes and raffles.
Registration Deadline: 08/31 Registration Deadline: 09/21 Registration Deadline: 10/19
Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina. By providing funds 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.
In their first year, the Pull for Youth Sporting Clays Events raised over $100,000 for North Carolina 4-H and FFA. The events were made possible by the support of 150 sponsors, over 350 shooters, and 150 volunteers.
Individual shooter registrations are $100. Pre-registration is required to participate in each of the three sporting clays events. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and start at just $300. Please visit farmcreditofnc.com/pullforyouth for more information.
Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides loans for land, equipment, livestock and production as well as rural home mortgages and rural living. Cape Fear Farm Credit has branches serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. To locate a branch near you, visit www.capefearfc.com or call 1.800.368.5819
Southeastern North Carolina agribusiness leaders were recently elected to fill positions on the Board of Directors of Cape Fear Farm Credit. David Gooden of Bladen County, Gary Hendrix of Hoke County, and Paul Maguire of Cumberland County were elected to serve as Directors for the Association.
Mr. David Gooden is a native of Bladen County. A farmer for 47 years, his operation consists of swine, beef cattle, strawberries, sweet corn, and poultry. In addition, Mr. Gooden was an agriculture teacher for 29 years. He has been a Farm Credit member for 40 years during which he has served as a director for 7 years. He also serves on the Bladen County Livestock Association and as a Bladen County Board of Commissioners.
Mr. Gary Hendrix is a lifelong resident of Hoke County. He has farmed all of his adult life, and his operation consists of row crops, corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat, and timber. Mr. Hendrix has been a Farm Credit member for 36 years during which he has served as a director for 10 years. He also serves as a director for the NC Soybean Association and for Hoke County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Mr. Paul Maguire is a resident of Cumberland County where he has been farming for 30 years. His operation consists of poultry, cattle, hay and timber. He has been a Farm Credit member for nine years during which he has served as a director for three years. Mr. Maguire also serves on the Cumberland County Livestock Association and the Cumberland County Extension Advisory Board. He is a member and deacon of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
The membership also elected voting stockholders to serve on the 2019 Nominating Committee. Elected to represent Region One which includes Duplin, Pender, Bladen, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties is Steven Smith and Travis Walters from Bladenboro, NC. Elected to represent Region Two which is Sampson and Harnett Counties is David Bruce Hudson of Dunn, NC and James Lamb of Clinton, NC. Elected to represent Region Three which includes Cumberland, Columbus, Scotland, Robeson and Hoke Counties is Willis Bill Edmund of Chadbourn, NC and John Mark Roberts of Lumberton, NC.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Farm Credit Associations of NC announce Justin and Holly Miller as the recipients of the 2018 Innovative Farmer of the Year Award presented at The Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s breakfast with the commissioner.
Justin and Holly both grew up on family farms, and Justin continued to farm traditional row crops until about 6 years ago when the couple began looking for ways to transition to more lucrative horticultural crops.
The couple owns and operates Cherry Hill Farm in Advance, North Carolina, where they grow soybeans, small grains, strawberries, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, kale, green beans, and sweet corn.
“In the last six years, we’ve taken a 5th generation family farm that has not been used for anything other than grazing cattle and small grain production for the past two generations and transitioned it into a profitable produce farm. Significant expansion has occurred in the past two years, and we have a great opportunity to continue that growth.” – Justin Miller
In addition to their work on the farm, the Millers are generous within their community. Reaching out to others less fortunate with their donations of fruits and vegetables to local food pantries and churches. They work to provide workshops for youth and adults to enhance understanding of the sources of food, and spend time mentoring other farmers.
The CEOs of AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit are Dave Corum, Brad Cornelius, and Vance Dalton respectively. They issued the following joint statement regarding the Millers: “It is an honor to be able to recognize Justin and Holly as the 2018 Innovative Young Farmers of the Year. We admire the leadership and value-based approach they take with their family, in their roles as professionals in the field of agriculture, and as they make a positive impact on their community. We congratulate the Millers for this award and look forward to their achievements in the future.”
Cape Fear Farm Credit announces a $15 million cash patronage to be distributed back to their customer-owners. The Association has paid over $240 million dollars in patronage to their customer-owners over the past 30 consecutive years.
A patronage refund is a way of distributing the Association’s profits to its customer-owners. This year’s $15 million patronage is the largest dollar amount patronage distribution in a 30 year history, which will effectively reduce the average interest rate paid by their borrowers by 1.82 percent.
Returning a patronage refund is evidence of Cape Fear Farm Credit’s commitment to their customer-owners and the cooperative principles, which make Farm Credit the most reliable and trusted agricultural lender in the area. The Board and management are committed to keeping the Association financially strong to continue to serve all of agriculture for future generations.
Click below to view the Board of Director's Patronage Announcement.
The AgFirst District Retiree Association has developed a brand new website and launched a new Retiree Facebook page. This is open to all Association retirees within the AgFirst district.
If you are not already a member, to join, go to www.agfirstretireeassociation.org where you can download an application or complete it online. The website will generate immediate responses and is leaps and bounds superior to the old website. We encourage all retirees to use this page to help stay connected to each other. Your pictures and posts will help make someone's day...so post away!!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Beverly Ratcliff at email@example.com or Bill Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Fear Farm Credit’s Annual Stockholders Meeting will be held on February 15, 2018 at the Sampson Agri-Expo Center. For more details and to RSVP, please review the Annual Meeting Information Statement.
FAYETTEVILLE, 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.
About Cape Fear Farm Credit
Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides loans for land, equipment, livestock and production as well as rural home mortgages and rural living. Cape Fear Farm Credit has branches serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. To locate a branch near you, visit www.capefearfarmcredit.com or call 1.800.368.5819
For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
We are excited to announce that we are remodeling our office in Dunn, located at 400 W. Broad Street, to better serve our customers. Effective October 10, 2017, we will be serving our customers from a nearby temporary location,
600 N. Ellis Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334.
We expect to move back to our newly renovated office by Fall of 2018.
Cape Fear Farm Credit is hiring employees and interns to work with us supporting North Carolina agriculture. Get more details and apply today!
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