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Today’s Email Announcements

Carolina Farm Credit Launches Program for Veterans

STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit is looking for Farmer Veterans to enroll in its new Ag Biz Basics course. The new 4 module course is first being offered to military veterans and can assist them in bringing their agribusiness vision to life. Whether they’re an aspiring agricultural entrepreneur, returning to a family business, or a veteran interested in being involved in agriculture, the online course can help bring those dreams to life.

The new Ag Biz Basics course is hosted by Farm Credit University, and consists of 4 online modules made up of interactive services, discussions and real life application examples.

Module Topics:

Lender Relationship

Cash Flow Planning

Balance Sheet

Income Statement

“We view this program as a way to give back to our veterans and strengthen North Carolina agriculture at the same time. The Ag Biz Basics course will help our Farmer Veterans gain skills and knowledge that will improve their farming operations.” ~ Vance Dalton Jr., CEO, Carolina Farm Credit

For more information and to apply, please visit carolinafarmcredit.com.

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.

For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.

High Country Home Show Oct. 1

Thinking about adding on, updating, or building a new home?

If so, mark your calendars for the 14th Annual High Country Home Show in Ashe County, put on by Main Street Marketing and High Country 365.

For 14 years, we have hosted the previously named, Ashe County Home Sweet Home Show, with great success in this market.

We work with some incredible businesses and they are gracious enough to offer some great door prizes. Entrance to the show is free and parking will be $5 per car. Make sure to bring some extra cash to buy door prize tickets, we’ll have some great prizes to give away!

This year, the show is going to be held on Saturday, October 1st at Westwood Elementary School, located at4083 US Hwy 221 South in West Jefferson, NC. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We have access to plenty of parking and overflow parking.

We assure you that the High Country Home Show will be well worth your time! So come on out to Ashe County on Saturday, October 1st!

For more info, check us out at mainstreetmarketingboone.com!

Yonder Mountain String Band Oct. 9

Yonder Mountain String Band heads out on their Fall Tour 2016 to headline venues throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and the South. Yonder Mountain performs at Legends (Boone, NC) onSunday, October 9, 2016. YMSB tours in support of their latest full-length album, Black Sheep, and recently released a music video for their new song “Alison” that’ll be featured on their upcoming studio album due out in the first quarter of 2017. The video for “Alison” premiered with Rolling Stone Country and can be viewed at the following link. Please feel free to post the video via this YouTube link.

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Sept. 21-25

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am-12:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Friday, September 23, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am -12:00– Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00-11:00 – King of the Butterflies

Stop by the ranger table to see the amazing metamorphosis of our amazing and regal Monarch Butterfly.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

11:00 am -Upstairs Guided Tour at Cone Manor

Ranger led tour of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Sunday below for details.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

1:30 pm-3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Cone Cemetery Walks Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 21

Join Rangers Chuck and Susan for a walk

to the Cone Cemetery

On Friday Sept 30, Oct 7 & Oct 21

3:00 p.m. until 5:00p.m.

Meet at the front steps of the Cone manor

Susan G. Komen: Pink 4 Lunch Oct. 6

October 6th, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library will be hosting a Pink 4 Lunch event with the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northwest North Carolina on Thursday, October 6th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

The Susan G. Komen Pink 4 Lunch program was designed to educate community members about breast health and the importance of early
detection of breast cancer. A presentation will be given while participants
eat lunch and guests will have the opportunity to win special giveaways!

Food will be served!


To reserve a spot, please call the Reference Desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2.