Tobacco Farm Life Museum Accepting Applications for Innovative Young Farmer Award

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The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is now accepting applications for the Innovative Young Farmer of the Year award. The award, sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, will reward the hard work and innovative thinking of young farmers in North Carolina.

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This award is a great opportunity to showcase the future of agriculture and how our state’s young farmers are doing innovative things to grow and sustain their operations.

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is now accepting applications for the Innovative Young Farmer of the Year award.

The award, sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, will reward the hard work and innovative thinking of young farmers in North Carolina. Applications for the award should be returned to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum by January 6, 2015. The award will be presented to the winner at the museum’s annual “Breakfast with the Commissioner” event at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh. This year’s event is scheduled for February 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM in the Holshouser Building on the State Fair Grounds.

“We are excited to play a part in this recognition,” said Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit. “This award is a great opportunity to showcase the future of agriculture and how our state’s young farmers are doing innovative things to grow and sustain their operations.”

For an application and more information, visit 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 9,200 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; 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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