February 22, 2022

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit are proud to announce the fundraising results of the fifth annual Pull for Youth sporting clays events to benefit NC 4-H and FFA. Over $500,000 has been donated directly to NC 4-H and FFA since 2017.

A total donation of $100,057 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 four Pull for Youth sporting clays events held across North Carolina during the fall of 2021. A gift of $30,000 in matching funds was also presented from CoBank.

“The Pull for Youth sporting clays shoots across our state have been an overwhelming success,” said the three Association CEOs in a joint statement. “We are thankful for all of those who played a part in the success of Pull for Youth and we look forward to another great year in 2022. The response by those who have participated, volunteered, and donated to the cause over the last five years are a clear indicator agriculture will remain 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 ensures tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture have a bright future.”

Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers.  It provides loans for land, equipment, livestock and production as well as rural home mortgages and rural living.  Cape Fear Farm Credit has branches serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties. It is 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.

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