AgNews

September 25, 2020

Pretty Boy Farms: From the Blueberries to High-Tunnel Farming

Rows of white high-tunnels stand against the horizon. They are filled with vines bearing cucumbers, plants laden with tomatoes, and other various vegetables. Welcome to Pretty Boy Farms. Billy Augustine grew up in Hammonton, NJ, the blueberry capital of the world. His father started farming blueberries there about 35 years
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  • Maggie Warren - A CFFC Intern

    August 15, 2019 Over the past ten weeks as an intern, I have had the opportunity to see the impact Cape Fear Farm Credit has made in fulfilling their mission for over 100 years. Although I enjoyed my time spent within the walls of the organization learning the various aspects...
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  • Sydney Smith - A CFFC Intern

    July 5, 2019: The Start of my Internship Journey Growing up as a farmer’s daughter, I have learned more about agriculture throughout my 21 years than some people will learn in a lifetime. I have grown to appreciate the hard work that it takes to provide even the simplest necessities...
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  • Fly-In: Bringing the Farm to the City

    During July 23-24, several representatives from Cape Fear Farm Credit flew into Washington D.C. to attend the Farm Credit Fly-In. We joined more than 700 other Farm Credit representatives from all over the country to demonstrate the impact Farm Credit has on rural communities and the role we play in...
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  • 2019 Scholarship Recipients

    Cape Fear Farm Credit AgYouth Leadership In partnership with AgCarolina Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit, AgYouth leaders were recognized throughout the state of North Carolina throughout 2018 and 2019. This program is designed to honor students who excel in the classroom and community as leaders in their FFA chapters...
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  • Quinton Barnes - A CFFC Intern

    My name is Quinton Barnes I am a senior computer information systems and supply chain management major at Appalachian State University. I grew up in Atkinson, North Carolina, a small town of around three hundred people just outside of Burgaw. Farming was always a dominant industry around where I lived...
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  • Ithica Creamery: AgStory

    “We have cattle and goats and chickens, and we are busy all the time.”—John Carter John sums up his and his family’s farm life quite well in those 14 words, but it certainly doesn’t tell the full story. In between the cattle, goats, and chickens is a...
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  • My Superhero—My Dad, the Farmer

    Superheroes are mighty famous these days. They wear capes and save cities and often make the news. But I know of an unsung superhero that doesn’t fit that mold. He’s got a heart of gold. He’s a farmer, and he’s my dad. Some heroes don’t wear capes or tights. No...
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  • The Journey from Vietnam Refugee to North Carolina Farmer

    April 30, 1975 changed Ngockhanh (NG) Le and Gio-An Ho’s families forever. That day changed the course of their lives, and would ultimately lead them down a path they never could imagine. April 30, 1975 marked the Fall of Saigon, and the communist takeover of Vietnam, forcing thousands to become...
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