Southeastern North Carolina agribusiness leaders were recently elected to fill positions on the Board of Directors of Cape Fear Farm Credit. David Gooden of Bladen County, Gary Hendrix of Hoke County, and Paul Maguire of Cumberland County were elected to serve as Directors for the Association.
Mr. David Gooden is a native of Bladen County. A farmer for 47 years, his operation consists of swine, beef cattle, strawberries, sweet corn, and poultry. In addition, Mr. Gooden was an agriculture teacher for 29 years. He has been a Farm Credit member for 40 years during which he has served as a director for 7 years. He also serves on the Bladen County Livestock Association and as a Bladen County Board of Commissioners.
Mr. Gary Hendrix is a lifelong resident of Hoke County. He has farmed all of his adult life, and his operation consists of row crops, corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat, and timber. Mr. Hendrix has been a Farm Credit member for 36 years during which he has served as a director for 10 years. He also serves as a director for the NC Soybean Association and for Hoke County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Mr. Paul Maguire is a resident of Cumberland County where he has been farming for 30 years. His operation consists of poultry, cattle, hay and timber. He has been a Farm Credit member for nine years during which he has served as a director for three years. Mr. Maguire also serves on the Cumberland County Livestock Association and the Cumberland County Extension Advisory Board. He is a member and deacon of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
The membership also elected voting stockholders to serve on the 2019 Nominating Committee. Elected to represent Region One which includes Duplin, Pender, Bladen, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties is Steven Smith and Travis Walters from Bladenboro, NC. Elected to represent Region Two which is Sampson and Harnett Counties is David Bruce Hudson of Dunn, NC and James Lamb of Clinton, NC. Elected to represent Region Three which includes Cumberland, Columbus, Scotland, Robeson and Hoke Counties is Willis Bill Edmund of Chadbourn, NC and John Mark Roberts of Lumberton, NC.