Clay events support youth clubs


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FAYETTEVILLE — Four-H and FFA clubs throughout the state will share evenly in $103,000 raised by Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.

AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit recently announced the fundraising results of the inaugural Pull for Youth Charity Sporting Clays events.

A donation of $103,000 will be split evenly among North Carolina 4-H and FFA from the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina. Funds were raised in conjunction with the three Pull for Youth sporting clays events held across North Carolina with more than 350 shooting participants and 150 volunteers.

More than 150 businesses and organizations contributed to the pool of funds, including statewide $5,000 sponsors — American Forest Management, Hog Slat, House of Raeford — and the three Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.

“The Pull for Youth sporting clays shoots across our state have been an overwhelming success,” the three Association CEOs said in a joint statement. “The response by those who participated, volunteered, and donated to the cause are a clear indicator that agriculture will remain the leading industry in our state. By providing funds to NC 4-H and FFA, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina and our Pull for Youth sponsors are working together to make sure tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture have a bright future.”

A full list of businesses and organizations who sponsored Pull for Youth are available via www.farmcreditofnc.com/pullforyouth. The Farm Credit Associations of NC are AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit. They are farmer owned financial cooperatives with headquarters in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Statesville respectively.

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