Carolina Farm Credit introduces 2015 summer interns

Statesville, NC – Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, is pleased to announce that three new summer interns recently joined the Association at the Pilot Mountain, Siler City, and Rural Hall branches.

Carolina Farm CreditRyan High is a senior at Appalachian State University, majoring in Finance and Banking. Ryan has hopes of working in finance or investments; he currently lives in Dobson and enjoys hunting, fly fishing, and golf. He also enjoys playing his guitar and creating original music. Ryan will be working out of the Pilot Mountain and Yadkinville branches.

Brittany Spann lives in Raleigh, and is working towards a degree in Plant and Soil Sciences with an agronomic business concentration from North Carolina State University. She currently has an Associates of Applied Science in Livestock and Poultry Management from North Carolina State’s Ag Institute. Brittany hopes to continue in agriculture after graduation and would love to find a position as a Loan officer. She enjoys anything outdoors, including farming, fishing, and riding horses. Brittany will be working at the Siler City branch.

McKayla Newsome is a junior at North Carolina State University majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Agricultural Business Management. McKayla grew up on her parent’s poultry and beef cattle farm and has been involved in agriculture for as long as she can remember. She has hopes of working in agribusiness and one day having cows of her own. McKayla will be working out of the Rural Hall office.

The interns will be helping with numerous items during their time at Carolina Farm Credit including projects dealing with marketing and employee engagement. They will also be blogging about their experiences. Visit our Carolina’s Blog page to read their blogs.

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 2015 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.