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Ag Biz Programs Applications Open

Raleigh, NC – AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting applications for their Ag Biz programs through August 6th. AgCarolina offers two programs with a focus on assisting participants and their families with business planning, among other key financial and money matters related to an agricultural operation. Ag Biz Basics – designed for Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran individuals who are thinking about or in the beginning stages of starting a farming operation. Ag Biz Planner – designed for Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran individuals who are already farming. This course is more in-depth and...
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Farm Credit Associations of NC Gifts $30,000 to NC State University's Soldier to Agriculture Program

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, the leading provider of credit to farmers and rural residents in North Carolina, has made a generous $30,000 gift to North Carolina State University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program. The five-week program — offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Agricultural Institute (AGI) — provides in-depth career introductions and hands-on training to help veterans make the transition from military service to a career in agriculture, North Carolina’s top industry. In addition, the Farm Credit Associations of North...
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Roots Run Deep - Lisa Lancaster

I married my sixth generation farmer when I was 19, still in college, working both a full-time and part-time job, knowing nothing about farm life. Both my parents worked outside of the home with a set work schedule. I was used to family gatherings with all of the family. We even went on family vacations once or twice each year. I thought once I finished school and settled into my career that our home life would look a lot like what I had growing up. Mike didn’t know anything about that lifestyle. Mike knew farm life. Late nights working in the fields or on a piece of equipment. Weekend after...
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Roots Run Deep - Hunter Sutton

“I’m from a place where the ditches seem a little deeper, the land’s a little flatter, and the farms are bigger. The farmers around here tend the blackest, darkest, most mineral filled soil in the world called the Blacklands. If you’ve never seen it, you might not believe it, but if you could imagine the sand on a beach at one end of the spectrum, then this soil is at the other. Dirt like coffee grounds, except darker. This change in the land begins around the little town of Pantego. Two major things run through Pantego – Highway 264 and the Pungo River. Two other things we’re blessed with...
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AgYouth Leadership Scholarship Recipients Selected

RALEIGH, NC – The Farm Credit Associations of NC are proud to announce the recipients of the AgYouth Leadership scholarships. This program honors students excelling in the classroom and in the community as leaders in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. NC FFA and 4-H students are nominated for this program by advisors, leaders, or teachers. The AgYouth Leadership Committee then reviews and scores the applications. The top applicants receive a $1,000 scholarship and a certificate for their outstanding achievements. The Scholarship Recipient from Cape Fear Farm Credit is: Rhylee Pope, Clinton, NC...
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Agritourism in North Carolina

The necessity to diversify and innovate in agriculture today. Is Agritourism right for me? Agritourism powerpoint Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
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AgCarolina Farm Credit employees donate to The Refuge

[Raleigh, NC] AgCarolina Farm Credit is proud to announce a $3,000 donation to The Refuge of Eastern NC, an organization with a mission to provide summer camps, retreats, and school programs for young people in eastern North Carolina. Employees have the option to participate in “A Cause a Quarter” each quarter. The quarterly campaign requires a $25 donation from participating employees to a non-profit voted on by all employees of the association. Participants are able to wear jeans each Friday of the quarter in which they participate. Chosen by employees for the first quarter of 2021 was The...
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Member Assistance Program app download instructions

AgCarolina offers a Member Assistance Program (MAP) for members and their families as we all navigate challenges associated with work and family life. The MAP has launched a new app MYgroup. Confidential and free to download, the MYgroup app gives you immediate access to the support and tools you need to be happier, healthier, and more productive. The MYgroup app is available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Follow the link below for instructions regarding how to download the app and get started. /sites/default/files/assets/images/MyGroup%20App%20%20How%20to.pdf
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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...
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Roots Run Deep - Deborah Bryant

Roots Run Deep is an AgCarolina Farm Credit campaign detailing the connection of our employees to their family farms and the agriculture community. “My father literally stepped down off the horse that he rode around Odom Correctional Institute as a corrections officer in 1973 and became a full-time farmer like his father before him. Roots run deep in the small, close knit Mt. Carmel community in Northampton County. Both my father and mother were blessed to be raised on farms as well. They worked that same Northampton County soil raising peanuts, cotton, soybeans, and cattle. Growing up, my...
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