Statesville, NC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
For a second consecutive year, NC State Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Wolfpack Sports Properties, will pay tribute to agriculture in the state of North Carolina by hosting “Ag Day” festivities Sept. 5-6, 2014. The event culminates with Pack football taking on Old Dominion at 6 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Ag Day is dedicated to recognizing North Carolina’s agriculture/agribusiness industry and celebrating those who work hard to improve the state’s health and economy. It will feature lead-in events on Friday, Sept. 5, followed by numerous themed activities and engagement planned for the entire day on Saturday, Sept. 6. Anchored by the NC State College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), Ag Day receives support from presenting sponsors BASF, Case IH, NC Farm Bureau, North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, Bayer CropScience and Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, as well as from supporting sponsors Agri Supply, North Carolina Pork Council and CALS.
Carolina Farm Credit CEO, Vance C. Dalton, Jr. said, “We’re excited to be part of an event that recognizes our state’s farmers and the contribution they make to this state’s economy.”
New this year will be an endowed Ag Day scholarship, presented to an undergraduate CALS student, to complement the growing festivities and sponsorship support in the event’s second year.
“Ag Day celebrates North Carolina’s number one economic industry,” said CALS Dean Richard Linton. “Our college is proud of the partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and with many other agriculture- and agribusiness-related stakeholders in North Carolina. Sponsors of this year’s event are making an investment in future ag leaders by creating a scholarship for our students that will impact the future of this state’s almost $80 billion industry.”
One private screening of the Hollywood documentary “Farmland” will kick off the 2014 Ag Day festivities on Friday, Sept. 5. Students and sponsors are invited to get tickets to watch the film from award-winning director James Moll, who gives an inside look into the lives of young American farmers and ranchers.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, CALS will host its annual alumni tailgate event which will include several statewide youth organizations, and fans can take advantage of the entire Ag Day-themed gameday experience. There will be interactive Fan Zone exhibits, machinery and truck displays, as well as multiple points of ag-engagement once inside the football stadium. In addition to signage and on-field presentations, individuals involved in the North Carolina agriculture industry will be featured in quarterly videoboard segments.
"We are proud to host Ag Day again this year," said Head Football Coach Dave Doeren. "It is a great opportunity to honor and call attention to an industry that has such a significant impact on our great state."
For more information about Ag Day, visit http://www.gopack.com/ot/ncst-ag-day.html.
Wolfpack Sports Properties, LLC, is the Raleigh-based joint venture of Learfield Sports and Capitol Broadcasting Company that develops corporate partnerships and manages the operations of NC State’s comprehensive rights program including signage, event marketing, radio play-by-play and coaches’ shows, television coaches’ shows and official athletic web site sponsorships.
In addition to NC State, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for 98 collegiate properties and titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today. The company’s multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. To learn more, visit http://www.learfieldsports.com.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.
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