As the daughter in a farm family in Mount Olive, North Carolina, agriculture has always been a big part of my life. For a lot of people in this industry, agriculture is not your typical “9-5 job”, it’s more of a lifestyle. From an early age, my brother and I were introduced to the good, bad and ugly parts of this industry. I’ve watched my parents work day and night, rain or shine, to make a successful crop, then finance and market that crop in order to continue to operate a successful business. Growing up, I have come to realize that this commitment to provide for the world is common throughout this industry. Farmers face a number of challenges each day, most of which they have no control over. Without their passion for this industry, our world would suffer greatly.
Everyone always asks you what you want to be when you grow up. When it came time for me to decide, it was easy for me to say I wanted to be part of the agricultural industry. Going to N.C. State University, I have been able to experience many different sectors of this industry that help to support this industry. As an Ag. Business Management major, I was able to see how important the finance and business industry is for agriculture so I added accounting as a second major.
I am excited for the opportunity to intern at Cape Fear Farm Credit, as it gives me the chance to combine my passion for the industry with the skills and knowledge I have gained at N.C. State. I look forward to working with customers and team members to learn how Cape Fear Farm Credit supports the hands and feet of agriculture. My plan after graduating is to continue my education to receive my Masters in Accounting and become a Certified Public Accountant. I know that my experience here at Cape Fear Farm Credit will allow me to better serve the agriculture community in the future.