Contact: Linda Strickland
919-250-9500 ext 214
January 15, 2008
AGCAROLINA FINANICAL AWARDS OVER $30,000 TO EASTERN NORTH
AgCarolina Financial awarded $30,950 in grants to twelve organizations through their corporate-
giving program, the Fund for Rural North Carolina. The grants will help the recipients carry out
programs that specifically benefit farmers and rural residents in eastern North Carolina where the
Association conducts business.
Grants up to $5,000 per organization were awarded in one of the four focus areas of Education,
Environment, Technology, or Quality of Rural Life to the following organizations:
Weeksville Volunteer Fire Department, to construct a lighted helipad with windsock for
helicopter medical transport to transfer patients from ambulance to helicopter.
Pitt County FFA Alumni, to provide memberships to all ag education students at two high
schools in the county, to provide student officers with a jacket, and to fund student attendanc e
Greene County 4-H, for school enrichment programs in Greene County, to provide
educational materials to K-12 teachers and two ag awareness days.
Daily News Literacy, to publish a series of 14 agricultural education lessons in the local
newspaper of Onslow County. Copies will be distributed to local schools.
Rheasville Volunteer Fire Department, to purchase a more powerful rescue cutter used in
Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville, NC, to furnish the new library with shelves, furniture,
and computer resources. Library was rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
North Carolina FFA Foundation, to fund the Northeast FFA Region meals for the Fall
Leadership School and the May Regional Rally.
Foundation of Wayne Community College & NC Cooperative Extension, for the 2008 Karl
Best Agricultural Leadership program to help improve Wayne County farming.
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, funds for five recruitment events to increase the
number of volunteers in the 41 county area.
Pasquotank FFA and Northeastern FFA, to fund the agricultural awareness day for third
graders in Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County schools.
Johnston County 4-H, to give youth of Johnston County opportunities to participate in summer
The Mattamuskeet Foundation, Inc., funds to provide complimentary copies of their
international award winning wildlife video and curriculum resources to 4,th, 8 th, and 10th
grades in public schools of 34 AgCarolina counties.
Association CEO, Gene Charville states, “AgCarolina Financial is committed to enhancing the quality
of life and future opportunities for Eastern North Carolina rural residents and their communities.
Through this Fund, we can impact a broad spectrum of organizations in our service area that support
rural North Carolina.”
AgCarolina Financial 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 Financial
has over $1 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3000 North Carolina farmers.
Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and
equipment, as well as other purposes. Credit life insurance, crop insurance, appraisal services, and
leasing are also available through AgCarolina Financial.
Learn more at www.agcarolina.com