Release date: 9/12/2017
STATESVILLE, NC – Vance Dalton, Carolina Farm Credit CEO, recently recognized Directors for their years of service. Directors who reached 5-year incremental service anniversaries in 2017 were recognized at Carolina Farm Credit’s annual planning session in Dobson, NC.
Directors who were recognized:
Tony Ragan, Lee County – 30 Years of Service
Joe Lail, Cleveland County – 20 Years of Service
Tommy Porter, Cabarrus County -15 of Service
Clark Newlin, Alamance County – 15 Years of Service
Rex Bell, Iredell County – 10 Years of Service
Kim Starnes, Rowan County – 10 Years of Service
Kaleb Rathbone, Haywood County – 5 Years of Service
“Being a service organization our people are our greatest asset,” said Dalton. “We are thankful for all of our Directors and are especially grateful for the dedicated years of service provided to agriculture and rural America, by those who have achieved these career milestones.”
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 10,000 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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