Statesville, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Kristin Walker of Welcome, NC won first place in the Carolina Farm Credit2013 photo contest. Her winning photo is of a cowgirl and her horse including the description, “Our horses know our secrets. We braid our tears into their manes, and whisper our hopes into their ears!"
Second place went to Amanda Hunter of Pinnacle, NC for her photo of Hallie Hunter on a springtime cruise around the farm in a vintage John Deere pedal car. Cody McCurry of Earl, NC won third place for his photo of his horses, PeeWee and Buckshot enjoying a February snow.
The contest was judged by website visitors who were allowed to vote for their three favorite pictures, once a day from July 1 - 31. A record number of over 15,500 votes were received this year (more than the combined total number of votes from the last two years). All three winners will be featured in the 2014 Carolina Farm Credit photo calendar. Walker also 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 here on Carolina Farm Credit’s website.
The 2014 calendar will also include photos selected from the 33 runners up. In all, more than 350 photos were submitted. 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 start accepting entries for the 2015 photo calendar contest beginning in January 2014 on carolinafarmcredit.com.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 8,800 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.3 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with service centers located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Newton, 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. Carolina Farm Credit is the 5th Best Employer in North Carolina in the small to medium-sized company category.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Joseph A. Lail, Chairman, Shelby; Mark A. Bray, Vice-Chairman, Lawsonville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; 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; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.