AgCarolina employees have the option to participate in “A Cause a Quarter” each quarter. The quarterly campaign requires a $25 donation from participating employees to a non-profit voted on by all employees of the association. Participants are able to wear jeans each Friday of the quarter in which they participate.
Chosen by employees for the first quarter of 2019 was the Me Fine Foundation, an organization that functions to assist families with children in medical crises. With employee and Association contributions, the total donation amount is $2,000.
“Community involvement and assisting others is a cornerstone of our cooperative,” said AgCarolina CEO Dave Corum. “AgCarolina and our employees are committed to being a good steward of our resources. A Cause a Quarter is the product of an employee suggestion and has been a great way for our team to understand how we can all work together to make an impact. We are grateful for the positive impact made by Me Fine Foundation and wish them great success in the future.”
AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. They are 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.