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Farmers Elected to CFFC Board

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Two southeastern North Carolina agribusiness leaders were recently re-elected to fill positions on the Board of Directors of Cape Fear Farm Credit. Thurman Morris Murphy of Duplin County and Adrian B. Locklear of Robeson County were re-elected to serve as Directors for the Association.

Thurman Morris Murphy is a lifelong resident of Duplin County. He has farmed all of his adult life and his operation consists of row crops, swine, poultry sweet potatoes, hay and cucumbers. Mr. Murphy has been a Farm Credit member for 26 years during which he has served as a Director for four years. He also serves as a board member for the North Carolina Pork Council. He is a member of Friendship FWB Church where he serves as the Teen Class teacher.

Adrian B. Locklear is a lifelong resident of Robeson County where he has been farming for 14 years. His operation consists of row crops, sweet corn and field peas. Mr. Locklear has been a Farm Credit member for 12 years during which he has served as a Director for three years. He is a member of Mount Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church.

The membership also elected voting stockholders to serve on the 2021 Nominating Committee. Elected from Region One which includes Duplin, Pender, Bladen, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties is Christopher Shane Harrelson of Clarkton and Stewart Ryan Young of Clarkton. Elected to from Region Two which is Sampson and Harnett Counties is Charles Brad Pope of Dunn and Thomas G. Strickland, Jr of Dunn. Elected from Region Three which includes Cumberland, Columbus, Scotland, Robeson and Hoke Counties is Samuel D. Walton of Lumberton and Alfred K. Leach of Raeford. Elected to from the At-large Region is William W. Howell of Lumberton and Krystal M. Tyndall of Autryville.

Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers.The Association provides loans for land, equipment, livestock and production as well as rural home mortgages and rural living.Cape Fear Farm Credit has branch locations serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties.

Cape Fear Farm Credit is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. For over 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.To locate a branch near you, visit or call 1.800.368.5819

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