Roots Run Deep - Preston Sutton

Roots Run Deep at AgCarolina Farm Credit.

"The people who lived through the Great Depression and World War II have been called ‘The Greatest Generation’. My grandfather, Sherwood Sutton, was a part of that generation and came home with the scars and Purple Heart to prove it. He used a veteran’s discount to purchase this John Deere 40, and it’s still working on the farm today.

There’s only one place in the world I call home - Bucklesberry, NC. Family ties and agricultural roots run deep in this Lenoir County community. Both sides of my family farmed, and it’s all we’ve ever really known. My parents, Stanley and Jane, raised my brother Freddie and me to be hardworking and to do things the right way, the way they learned from their families.

If there was a job to get done, we got it done - day or night. Checking tobacco barns, farrowing pigs, thawing out frozen waterers, or being there for a neighbor in their time of need. Whatever it takes, whenever it needs to get done.

I knew there wasn’t enough to farm to support me, my brother, and my parents, so I went to NC State University and studied agricultural business management. If I couldn’t farm, I wanted to find a career where I could be as close to the farm as possible. Farmers are some of the finest people in the world, and I knew I could work hard to help them no matter which company I worked for.

 Over twenty years ago, I found a home and a family with AgCarolina Farm Credit. So many of the folks on our team grew up the way I did and love to help the folks that remind them of their families. I get to apply the same hardworking principles instilled in me, by my parents, to my job as the branch manager in AgCarolina’s Greenville branch.

 My goal is to make sure our members get what they need to succeed in the field or their livestock facilities, or to make sure their rural living dream comes true. I’m available day or night, weekday or weekend, always ready to help our farmers continue to farm. Whatever it takes, whenever it needs to get done, just like our farmers.

I’m Preston Sutton and my Roots Run Deep.”

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