Cape Fear Farm Credit donates $30,000 to Bladen Community College for the purpose of building a greenhouse.
Cape Fear Farm Credit (CFFC) partners with Bladen Community College to provide resources to build a greenhouse that will enhance agricultural programs and enrich the lives of those in the community.
“This donation is going to provide a greenhouse for our students and for our community,” said Dr. Amanda Lee, Bladen Community College President. “It is going to help our agribusiness technology students and just so many other people that are anxious to learn and anxious to put their fingers in the soil and see what happens in a functioning greenhouse.”
Bladen Community plans to use the greenhouse to compliment existing programs for the high school, really making this a benefit to the entire community.
“I wish I could put in words the impact this gift is going to have on our college. This is so significant not just to the college but to our community,” said Dr. Lee.
Cape Fear Farm Credit feels that investing in the next generation of agriculture is of great importance, and that the greenhouse project will provide numerous opportunities for the community and those interested in agriculture.
“Our donation to the greenhouse project at Bladen Community College will add knowledge, depth and experience to these students as they continue their agriculture education, said Jon Pope, 2020 Chairman and CFFC Board Member
Evan Kleinhans, CEO of CFFC shared that the investment of both time and resources into Ag education is one way that Cape Fear Farm Credit is fulfilling their shared purpose of serving agriculture to enrich the lives of others.
Kleinhans went on to say that, “Collaborating with Bladen Community College to enhance their Ag programs and to grow Ag leaders is a true honor. The greenhouse project will allow these students to continue to enhance their skill sets while also gaining hands-on experience, learning practical and innovative farming techniques.”
The greenhouse project at Bladen Community is an exciting initiative for agriculture, the community, students, and those involved.
“I think the partnership that we are starting with Cape Fear Farm Credit is going to change everything,” said Dr. Lee.
About Cape Fear Farm Credit
Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides loans for land, equipment, livestock and production as well as rural home mortgages and rural living. Cape Fear Farm Credit has branches serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties. It 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. To locate a branch near you, visit www.capefearfc.com or call 1.800.368.5819