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Roots Run Deep - Tim Pace

The Great Depression hit farmers and family farms hard and my family’s farm was no exception. Despite all of the sweat, time, and tears my great-grandfather poured into farming, the poor economy of the early 30’s caused a financial crisis good land and good men couldn’t overcome. Suddenly, my family’s farm didn’t belong to our family any more.

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Roots Run Deep - Crystal Sutton

That tractor was a gift from my dad to my first son, Trent, because he thinks every kid needs a tractor. I don’t think he’s wrong either. I grew up in Brown Summit (some folks call it Browns Summit) in Guilford County just a couple of miles from NC Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler. What I learned there was the value of hard work and that folks in agriculture were there for one another.

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Sarah Grace Stone - Intern Spotlight

Hello! I am Sarah Grace Stone, the spring intern here at AgCarolina Farm Credit in the Raleigh, Smithfield, and Louisburg branches. I am so excited to be a part of the team! 

I grew up in Robeson County on my family's farm. I have spent most of my time growing up working cattle, harvesting crops, and running my family's roadside produce stand. I really enjoy riding my horse through the cow pastures at home, checking on the cows. 

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Turtle Mist Farm

Upon retirement, Bob and Ginger Sykes had their hearts set on buying land and building a home outside of Washington, DC.  After hitting some obstacles with the construction process, they decided to meander further south where they found a beautiful 60-acre farm that straddles the Granville and Franklin County lines.

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Roots Run Deep - Steve Starling

My father walked away from a job in 1957 the moment he was informed he did not get the promotion he’d been promised. He bought a brand new Ford 860 tractor and a corn picker to pull behind it on his way home that day. My surprised grandfather stood shocked beside my dad as they stared up at the shiny new machines on the bed of a delivery truck.

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