Winners Announced in Carolina Farm Credit Photo Contest

Ashley Poole of Roxboro, N.C. won first place in the Carolina Farm Credit 2014 contest. Second place went to Brooke Tatum of Leasburg, N.C. and Kelly Sink of High Point, N.C. won third place. All three winners won cash prizes and will be featured in the 2015 Carolina Farm Credit photo calendar.

Statesville, NC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Ashley Poole of Roxboro, N.C. won first place in the Carolina Farm Credit 2014 contest. Her winning photo is of “Luke supervising his granddaddy as he plants this year’s tobacco crop.”

Second place went to Brooke Tatum of Leasburg, N.C. for her photo of a “fall sunset over Dixon Dairy Farm in Leasburg.” Kelly Sink of High Point, N.C. won third place for her photo of her son “checking the greenhouse with Daddy.”

The contest was judged by website visitors who were allowed to vote for their three favorite pictures, once a day from July 1 - 31. Over 10,000 online votes were received this year. All three winners will be featured in the 2015 Carolina Farm Credit photo calendar. Poole received a cash prize of $300, and the second and third place winners received $200 and $100.

The winning photos along with the photos that were chosen for voting can be seen on the Carolina Farm Credit’s website.

The 2015 calendar will also include photos selected from the 33 finalists. In all, more than 300 photos were submitted for the contest this year. This year’s collection of rural North Carolina photos includes images of kids on farms, farm animals, farm equipment, scenery, and winter snow.

Carolina Farm Credit will begin accepting entries for the 2015 photo contest beginning in January 2015 at carolinafarmcredit.com.

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 8,900 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.