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Nine Tips for Buying Rural Property

Nine Tips for Buying Rural Property You’ve found your dream property in the perfect rural setting. Before you run out and make an offer, make sure you consider these tips to improve your buying experience as you realize your rural dreams. Location Regardless of where you buy, real estate has always been about location, location, location and rural properties and communities are the same. Be sure to look at more than just the views. Drive around the area and assess the quality of the roads, the overall area, property quality and types of businesses. Ask yourself, are you ready to embrace the...
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AgCarolina Farm Credit employees donate to Baptists on Mission Ukraine Crisis Relief

[Raleigh, NC] AgCarolina Farm Credit is proud to announce a $5,000 donation to Baptists on Mission Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Employees have the option to participate in AgCarolina’s “A Cause a Quarter” program. The quarterly campaign requires a $25 donation from participating employees to a non-profit voted on by all employees of the Association. Participants can dress casually each Friday of the quarter in which they participate. Chosen by employees for the second quarter of 2022 was Baptists on Mission Ukraine Crisis Relief. With employee and Association contributions, the total donation...
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AgCarolina Farm Credit teams with Carolina Mudcats for Agriculture Night

Raleigh, NC - AgCarolina Farm Credit is once again teaming with the Carolina Mudcats for Agriculture Night on Friday, June 10th at Five County Stadium. Agriculture Night is highlighted by post-game fireworks and a souvenir t-shirt giveaway for the first 1,000 fans with paid admission to Five County Stadium. AgCarolina Farm Credit and the Carolina Mudcats are excited for a night of recognizing the efforts and impact of agriculture in North Carolina. Agriculture is the state’s number one industry contributing nearly $93 billion to the economy. North Carolina is recognized across the country and...
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Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Establishes Help Line, Expands Resources

The words “farm stress” bring to mind a whole list of contributing factors: state of the farm economy, farm or business problems, an uncertain future, fear of losing the farm. If you are a farmer, farm family member, or farmworker, you are not alone if you have those days when you wonder about it all. That is why the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), and every other state Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are funding the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) program. Its purpose is to connect individuals who...
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Northampton County farmer & veteran - Jethro Branch

Most people have a number of different roles in life. Murfreesboro’s Jethro Branch is an educator, veteran, farmer, businessman, family man, and faith-filled leader. The list could go on and on, but let’s focus in on a few of these roles. Jethro spent nearly 20 years at Conway Middle School where he served a role as a life coach of sorts for students. He also worked in the prison system for 17 years. “My mission in the school was to guide young people to understand their choices had consequences. Those consequences could be positive or negative,” said Branch. “It was my job to be there when...
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AgCarolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit Announce Intent to Merge

Merged Association aims to combine resources to better serve North Carolina agricultural production and rural residents Fayetteville, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C. (April 11, 2022) – AgCarolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit jointly announced today their intention to pursue a merger of equals. Under the terms of the Letter of Intent (LOI), which was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both Associations, the combined entity would form the largest ag lending cooperative in North Carolina. Based on the two Associations’ current portfolios, the merged entity would begin with over $3...
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Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina donate through Pull for Youth

RALEIGH, NC – AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit are proud to announce the fundraising results of the fifth annual Pull for Youth sporting clays events to benefit NC 4-H and FFA. Over $500,000 has been donated directly to NC 4-H and FFA since 2017. A total donation of $100,057 was split evenly between North Carolina 4-H and FFA from the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina. Funds were raised in conjunction with the four Pull for Youth sporting clays events held across North Carolina during the fall of 2021. A gift of $30,000 in matching funds was also...
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