Carolina Farm Credit Introduces New Loan Officer in Statesville

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Kathy Bunton recently joined the Carolina Farm Credit team as a loan officer in the Statesville branch.

Kathy Bunton

Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, is pleased to announce that Kathy Bunton recently joined the Carolina Farm Credit team as a loan officer in the Statesville branch.

Bunton is originally from Rowan County, N.C. and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from N.C. State University and a master’s degree in agricultural education from Clemson University. Prior to Carolina Farm Credit, she worked for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service as an area specialized poultry agent in Iredell, Wilkes, and Alexander Counties, and as a livestock and poultry agent in Alexander County. She has also worked as an agricultural education teacher at Alexander Central in Taylorsville.

Bunton currently lives in Hiddenite with her husband Michael where they are members of Berea Baptist Church. They have two daughters: Jenna, a veterinarian who lives in Staunton, V.A. with her husband Clark; and Molly, a junior at Meredith College.

To learn more about the wide array of loans and financial services available through Carolina Farm Credit, contact the Statesville branch at 704-873-1761 or visit

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.

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