GREENVILLE, N.C. – AgCarolina Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit announce the fundraising results of the sixth annual Pull for Youth sporting clays events held to benefit North Carolina 4-H and FFA. Over $600,000 has been donated directly to NC 4-H and FFA since 2017.
A total donation of $70,000 was split evenly between North Carolina 4-H and FFA from the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina. Funds were raised in conjunction with the three Pull for Youth sporting clays events held across the state in the fall of 2022. A gift of $30,000 in matching funds was also presented from CoBank for a total gift of $100,000.
“A very special thank you to the volunteers, participants, and sponsors that made the recent Pull for Youth sporting clays events another success,” said Evan Kleinhans and Vance Dalton, CEOs of AgCarolina Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit, respectively. “The Pull for Youth sporting clays shoots bring together many folks with an interest in ensuring agriculture remains the leading industry in our state. The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, CoBank, and our Pull for Youth sponsors believe partnering together to provide funds to North Carolina 4-H and FFA will provide a bright future for youth in the agriculture industry.”
AgCarolina Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers providing loans for land, equipment, livestock, and production, as well as rural home mortgages and rural living. AgCarolina Farm Credit has branches serving Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pender, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties. It is a part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.
–Janna Bass, AgCarolina Farm Credit