“In the northwest corner of Lenoir County there’s a little place named La Grange, but the locals commonly refer to it as “LA”. Roots Run Deep in the rural farming community of La Grange, and they don’t get much deeper than the roots of the family behind T&G Farms. I’m lucky enough to know this personally - I’m Taylor Ginn, and I’ve been a loan officer in the LaGrange AgCarolina Farm Credit branch for almost a decade…but my roots in agriculture didn’t start there.
The Breakfast Club to most people is a movie that came out in the 80s... not to me. My favorite Breakfast Club was our neighborhood’s retired farmers gathering at the peanut buying station every morning to eat their nabs and canned drinks (nabs, for any of you who aren’t educated on the finer points of in the field eating are more widely known as “square nabs,” “orange crackers,” or the official name, “Toast-Chee.”)
I’ve never taken a class on it, never written a research paper on it, never studied it in a book, but I knew I’d mastered an art when I overheard my father say, “Callie can run a cuttin’ board better than anybody else I’ve ever moved hogs with.” There are some things about farming you don’t learn at school. Some things you learn from your roots.
I’d like you to meet an old friend of mine. This Ferguson TO-20 is the first tractor my father bought in 1962. A few other things happened that year; dad and mom were married, dad left a promising career as a NC State Trooper to begin a new career in banking, and he officially began taking the reins of the family business – farming.
For over 100 years, the Pace family has set their roots in the Archer Lodge community of Johnston County.
“Historically, my family has grown row crops focusing on tobacco as many farm families have over the years in North Carolina.
Raleigh, NC - AgCarolina Farm Credit announces $33,850 in grants have been extended to fourteen organizations through its corporate-giving program. The grants will aid recipients in carrying out programs specifically benefiting farmers and rural residents in eastern North Carolina.
While we continue to serve our members, we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. With the rising coronavirus cases in NC, we'd like to provide a few updates and reminders regarding our branch operations:
[Raleigh, NC] AgCarolina Farm Credit is pleased to announce a total donation of $4,000 for their sixth annual Toys for Tots campaign. The donation is the sum of employee donations, along with a corporate match of funds.
Raleigh, NC – AgCarolina Farm Credit completed the 2020 director election online and by mail on December 3. The ballots were tabulated by an independent third party, and the results have been certified and provided to AgCarolina. Stuart Pierce, Jr. was elected to Region 3 (serving Bertie, Northampton, and Hertford counties), Mark A. Wellons was elected to Region 5 (serving Johnston County), and Rodney D. Smith was elected to Region 10 (serving Jones, Lenoir, Craven, Carteret, and Onslow counties).
AgCarolina Farm Credit Voting Stockholders: For the first time this year, you will be able to vote online for the 2020 Director Election! Ballots will be mailed the week of November 9th to all eligible voting stockholders. Votes may be cast by returning the ballot in the self-addressed stamped envelope or conveniently voting online. Instructions for online voting will be included in the ballot mailed to you. You can view the director candidate information in the Annual Meeting Information Statement you received by mail or by clicking on the link below.