Roots Run Deep - Antoine Moore
My father said, “Some people don’t care about old things like this.” I care about the tractor and the farmer standing behind me in this picture more than he will ever know.
My father, like his father before him, and his father before him, worked the soil on our Perquimans County farm. He got a break from the farm once upon a time to take a bus to college at NC State University. He graduated into some of the most heartbreaking years farming has ever known… but he was determined to farm… and farm he did. Still does.
Every year, we use my grandfather’s 1955 Case 400 that he bought new to cut ditches. It’s 65 years old and has never mentioned retirement.
I followed my father to NC State University and started as an intern with AgCarolina before becoming a loan officer to the best clientele - North Carolina farmers.
Our story isn’t over, it’s written in the fields and in the office where I work today to help keep farmers farming at AgCarolina Farm Credit.
I am blessed to be a part of our family and our farm. The lessons learned here have shaped me as a husband, father, son, brother, student, employee, and every other role I serve in my life.
The Lord has been good to us and we return our thanks often for his grace and his blessings that have been showered upon us. We’ll continue to do our part in being stewards of the land and in being stewards of all we’ve been given.
In a season where we’re encouraged to give thanks… thank God, thank farmers, and thank your family.
I’m Antoine Moore and my #RootsRunDeep.