Release date: 6/6/2016
STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit customer Bill Anderson and his wife Karen Sennewald, members from the Shelby Branch recently took delivery of their new Kubota RTV! The RTV 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 RTV (valued at $18,244). The winners of each branch drawing were then entered into an association-wide drawing that took place on May 5th.
“Carolina Farm Credit and their staff in Shelby have been there for us since we began farming. Having a lender that understands agriculture and takes the time to understand us and our specific needs means so much to us.” Karen said.
This year’s events helped to celebrate 100 years of Farm Credit supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
The 2015 Customer Appreciation Events marked the first year that patronage was returned in the form of an all cash dividend. Patronage refunds were declared for the 28th consecutive year, and $12 million was distributed to members.
“Carolina Farm Credit had another successful year in 2015. 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 Kubota was delivered by Parker Farm Services in Kings Mountain.
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.
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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