Polk County Schools to receive grant for school farm truck project

Published 3:13 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018

In 2014, Carolina Farm Credit established the Corporate Mission Fund to provide grants to local, nonprofit ag related organizations and scholarships to North Carolina college agriculture students.

2018 marked the fourth year the association awarded grants. Nearly 100 grant applications were received for the program in 2018, and awards were granted in the last quarter. More than $150,000 was awarded to 28 local organizations and 12 college students in 2018.  

Among the 28 organizations receiving funding in late 2018 is Polk County Schools. Grant funds will be used to complete the School Farm Truck Project and purchase a flatbed trailer, which will be used to haul produce grown by the students in the agriculture programs.

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The association will begin advertising again for this grant program early in January 2019 and will hold a luncheon for all grant recipients in May 2019.

“Our corporate mission fund allows us an opportunity to support grassroots organizations that are making a difference in their rural communities. We are also thrilled to be able to support these college students furthering their education with the scholarships,” said Vance Dalton, CEO of Carolina Farm Credit.

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 32 branch offices.  Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

Those interested in learning more about the association’s scholarships may visit carolinafarmcredit.com.

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