More than 600 Farm Credit staff, directors, and member-borrowers recently embarked on a trek to Capitol Hill to “agvocate” for agriculture related issues such as the Farm Bill and the value of Farm Credit to rural America.
Carolina Farm Credit was well represented on Capitol Hill as they were meeting lawmakers. Our Board of Directors, CEO, and other staff members were present. Also present were two of our member-borrowers, Carmen Huffman and Scott “JD” Sink.
Carmen Huffman has been a Carolina Farm Credit customer for almost 25 years and along with her husband owns and operates Carmen’s Greenhouse in Hiddenite and Blooms Garden Center in Conover, NC. Carmen was able to advocate for a strong Farm Bill and the importance of rural America to lawmakers. She shared the value of Farm Credit to young, beginning, and small farmers and the import role Farm Credit has played her family business.
Watch a short clip on Carmen here.
Scott “JD” Sink has been a Carolina Farm Credit customer for 20 years. His operation consists of 150 acres of nursery stock, 225 acres of row crops, 80 head of cattle and 20 acres of blackberries with his partner all of which is located in Hiddenite, NC. In addition to his farming operation, he also teaches agriculture classes at Alexander Central High School. While he was there, Scott was able to see FFA State Leaders on Capitol Hill advocating for rural communities and youth development. Scott met members of congress to discuss the Farm Bill and Farm Credit’s role in supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable financial services.
Watch a short clip on Scott here.
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