Carolina Farm Credit Employees Receive Service Awards

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Vance C. Dalton Jr., Carolina Farm Credit CEO, recently recognized employees for their years of service. Employees who reached five-year incremental service anniversaries in 2013 were recognized at a ceremony during the annual employee appreciation day held at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C.

CEO, Vance Dalton (left) recognizes Inar Becton and Dale Parker for 35 years of service

We are thankful for all of our employees and are especially grateful for the dedicated years of service provided to agriculture and rural America, by those who have achieved these career milestones.

Vance C. Dalton Jr., Carolina Farm Credit CEO, recently recognized employees for their years of service. Employees who reached five-year incremental service anniversaries in 2013 were recognized at a ceremony during the annual employee appreciation day held at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C.

“Being a service organization our people are our greatest asset,” said Dalton. “We are thankful for all of our employees and are especially grateful for the dedicated years of service provided to agriculture and rural America, by those who have achieved these career milestones.” Carolina Farm Credit has 232 employees throughout its 36 service centers and administrative offices. The average tenure of a Carolina Farm Credit employee is 14.4 years and currently 53% of employees have ten or more years of service, almost 30% of employees have 20 or more years of service, and over 9% have at least 30 years of service.

Those recognized for thirty five years of service: Inar Becton, Brown Summit; Kim Head, Statesville Administrative Office; and Dale Parker, Rural Hall.

Those recognized for twenty five years of service: Cathy Chamberlain, Yadkinville; and Joyce Frye, Carthage.

Those recognized for twenty years of service: Vance Dalton, Statesville Administrative Office; Steve Motsinger, Pilot Mountain.

Those recognized for fifteen years of service: Kelly Adams, Statesville Administrative Office; Lucy Allen, Ellerbe; Janie Furr, Concord; Marjorie Marsh, Hendersonville; and Natalie Outlaw, Hendersonville.

Those recognized for ten years of service: Mark Bray, Director; Rob Crain, Statesville Administrative Office; Laura Hamilton, Liberty; Michael Hamrick, Spindale; Roger Hinshaw, Liberty; Pam McGee, Pilot Mountain; Matt Mintmier, Asheboro; Dangela Pearson, Asheboro; and Shirley Price, Liberty.

Those recognized for five years of service were: Travis Allen, Salisbury; Amanda Byrd, Yadkinville; Ryan Bledsoe, Yadkinville; Kyla Craven, Siler City; Roger Davidson, Statesville/Taylorsville; Beth Fox, Statesville Administrative Office; Matt Gutierrez, Murphy; Kerie Hildreth, Statesville Administrative Office; Michele Holt, Graham/Roxboro; Scottie Hughes, Lexington/Mocksville; Lisa Jones, Albemarle; Carol Tucker, Siler City; Allison Wike, Wilkesboro; and Mark Wilburn, Asheboro.

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

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,000 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, 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.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Mark A. Bray, Chairman, Lawsonville; L. Kim Starnes, Vice-Chairman, Salisbury; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; 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; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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Photos available for download here: http://www.carolinafarmcredit.com/cfc3/loans-news.asp?tabpage=NEWS&uclicked=NEWS

Captions for photos:

5 Years: CEO, Vance Dalton (far left) with (Front Row) Travis Allen, Scottie Hughes, (Back Row) Kerie Hildreth, Kyla Craven , Lisa Jones, Amanda Byrd, Ryan Bledsoe, Mark Wilburn, Allison Wike, Michele Holt (Not Pictured: Roger Davidson, Beth Fox, Matt Gutierrez, Carol Tucker)

10 Years: CEO, Vance Dalton (far left) Shirley Price, Dangela Pearson, Laura Hamilton, Matt Mintmier, Roger Hinshaw, Pam McGee, Mark Bray (Not Pictured: Rob Crain and Michael Hamrick)

15 Years: CEO, Vance Dalton (far left) with Lucy Allen, Natalie Outlaw, Janie Furr, Marjorie Marsh (Not Pictured: Kelly Adams)

20 Years: No photo available

25 Years: CEO, Vance Dalton with Joyce Frye (Not pictured: Cathy Chamberlain)

35 Years: CEO, Vance Dalton (left) with Inar Becton and Dale Parker (Not pictured: Kim Head)

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