AgCarolina hosts 13th-annual Ag Leadership Institute

Published 1:42 pm Monday, April 17, 2017

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit announces 14 young, beginning and small farmers recently took part in the Ag Leadership Institute held in Raleigh.

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

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, North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Farm Credit Council.

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.

“It is a true joy to offer educational opportunities like the Ag Leadership Institute,” states President and CEO Dave Corum. “Our mission is to better the rural and agricultural communities of eastern North Carolina. 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.”

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 $1.4 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers.