Release date: 12/6/2019
STATESVILLE, NC – In 2014, Carolina Farm Credit established the Corporate Mission Fund to provide grants to local, non-profit agriculture-related organizations and scholarships to NC college agriculture students. 2019 marks the fifth year the Association has awarded these grants. Nearly 150 grant applications were received for the program in 2019, and awards were granted in the fourth quarter. $146,000 was awarded to 25 local organizations and 12 college students.
The Association will begin advertising again for this grant program early in January, 2020 and will hold a luncheon for all grant recipients in May, 2020.
“Our Corporate Mission Fund allows us an opportunity to support grass roots organizations that are making a difference in their rural communities. We are also thrilled to be able to support these college students furthering their education with the scholarships." Vance Dalton, CEO, Carolina Farm Credit
The 25 organizations that received funding were:
The recipients of the 2019-2020 N.C. A&T State University – Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships are: William James, Quontaza Bowden, Abby Lamb, and Connor Vick.
The recipients of the 2019-2020 NC State University – Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships are: Levi Ramsey, Jason Koopman, Melanie Fishel, and Rebecca Pierce.
The recipients of the 2019-2020 University of Mount Olive – Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships are: Austin Rash, Luke Johnson, Sarah Spicer, and Dacianna Grubert.
For more information about scholarships, please visit carolinafarmcredit.com.
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 30 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
For more than 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 10,500 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.6 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, 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, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are W. Rex Bell, Chairman, Statesville, David M. Coltrane, Vice-Chairman, Pleasant Garden; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; Leslie G. Sparks, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Eric McPherson, Snow Camp; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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