October 13, 2021
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, the leading provider of credit to farmers and rural residents in North Carolina, are excited to share a new resource to assist with youth education. The Youth Personal Finance Resource contains accurate personal finance information tailored to high school students. Topics covered include:
- Types of Financial Accounts
- Credit and Loans
- Retirement and Investing
- Career Planning and Taxes
- Budgeting and Financial Goal Setting
- Record Keeping
- Debt Management
- Personal Financial Safety
- Farm Credit Overview
The materials are provided in a variety of formats and mediums which will assist teachers as they adjust to the needs of their students. The on-demand materials can be used in a classroom setting, virtually, or as a self-guided program.
- PowerPoint presentation highlighting personal finance topics
- Workbook mirroring the PowerPoint presentation for students
- Pre-recorded webinars from Farm Credit experts
- Virtual modules to reinforce program topics
AgCarolina Farm Credit, Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit make up the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina. Dave Corum, CEO of AgCarolina Farm Credit; Vance Dalton, CEO of Carolina Farm Credit; and Evan Kleinhans, CEO of Cape Fear Farm Credit issued a joint statement regarding the Youth Personal Finance Resource, “Farm Credit believes in a proactive approach to youth personal finance education. The free Youth Personal Finance Resource is available to high schools throughout our state and can assist our young people in their understanding and implementation of sound personal finance strategies.”
Farm Credit loan officers are also available to speak to classes on a limited basis to help reinforce a particular personal finance topic, provide an overview of the resources, or to share a day in the life of a loan officer. For questions about the program, please visit our website.
About The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina
The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina is the leading provider of credit to farmers in the state of North Carolina. The member-owned financial cooperative consists of AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit. The Associations have over $3.9 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to over 17,650 North Carolina farmers and rural residents. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment, as well as other purposes. Appraisal services and leasing programs are also available through the Farm Credit Associations of NC.