Farmers attend leadership institute

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Twenty-one young farmers recently took part in the Ag Leadership Institute in Raleigh.


From Contributed Reports

Sunday, January 20, 2019

AgCarolina Farm Credit recently announced that 21 young, beginning and small farmers took part in the Ag Leadership Institute in Raleigh.

The Ag Leadership Institute features a wide range of speakers discussing many factors contributing to the success of a farming operation.

“Offering educational opportunities like the Ag Leadership Institute are a cornerstone of our cooperative,” AgCarolina President and CEO Dave Corum said. “Our mission is to better the rural and agricultural communities of eastern North Carolina.”

Participants in the Ag Leadership Institute came from across AgCarolina Farm Credit’s 34-county eastern North Carolina service area to take part in an engaging two-day seminar highlighted by a presentation from renowned ag economist Dr. Dave Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech. Attendees also had the opportunity to interact with representatives from AgCarolina Farm Credit.

The Ag Leadership Institute features an agenda packed with information to help young, beginning and small farmers understand the influence of agriculture on the local, national, and global economy. By recognizing these factors, participants enable themselves to make profitable decisions for their operation.

“By equipping our young farmers with knowledge from agricultural economic experts like Dr. Dave Kohl, we can accomplish our mission. AgCarolina Farm Credit is thankful these young people took time away from their farm and family to better their operations,” Corum said.

AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. It is the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina. AgCarolina Farm Credit has over $1.5 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment as well as other purposes. Credit life insurance, appraisal services and leasing are also available through AgCarolina Farm Credit.