Carolina Farm Credit Introduces New Service Center Coordinator

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Michael R. Morton, CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, is pleased to announce that Rita Bassett recently joined the Carolina Farm Credit team as a Service Center Coordinator in the Boone service center.

Rita Bassett

Michael R. Morton, CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, is pleased to announce that Rita Bassett recently joined the Carolina Farm Credit team as a Service Center Coordinator in the Boone service center. Bassett studied Secretarial Science at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE and she was previously employed as Office Manager for Fraser Knoll Equipment and Supply in Laurel Springs.

Bassett is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Blowing Rock NC 16 years ago, and recently moved her family to a farm in Laurel Springs. She and her husband Mike have three children: Alyssa, Elaina and Julia. She enjoys spending time with her family and getting away to the beach anytime that she can.

To learn more about the wide array of loans and financial services available through Carolina Farm Credit, call the Boone service center at 828-264-5272 or visit carolinafarmcredit.com.

Carolina Farm Credit is a farmer-owned cooperative providing short, intermediate, and long-term financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of rural homes in 54 counties through 36 service centers. Other financial services available through Carolina Farm Credit are credit life and crop insurance, appraisal services, financial planning, and leasing programs.

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 8,800 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.3 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with service centers located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Newton, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wadesboro, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2013 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group. Carolina Farm Credit is the 5th Best Employer in North Carolina in the small- to medium-sized company category.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Joseph A. Lail, Chairman, Shelby; Mark A. Bray, Vice-Chairman, Lawsonville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; W. Steve Love, Graham; Bobby J. “Bud” Matthews, East Bend; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.

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