FAYETTEVILLE — Three southeastern North Carolina agribusiness leaders were recently elected to fill positions on the board of directors of Cape Fear Farm Credit. Ronald J. Allen of Bladenboro, P. Jart Hudson Jr. of Turkey, and Gene S. West Jr. of Newton Grove were elected to serve four year terms as directors for the Association.
Ronald Allen is a lifelong resident of Bladen County where he has farmed since 1990. His farming operation consists of swine, poultry, cattle, hay, and a hunting preserve. Allen is retired from Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He has been a Farm Credit member for 21 years, and has served as a director for nine years. He is a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Allen also serves on the boards of the Four County Electric Membership Cooperative and the Bladen County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Jart Hudson Jr. is a native of Sampson County where he has been farming for 29 years. Hudson’s farming operation consists of row crops, tobacco, cotton, swine, sweet potatoes and peanuts. He has been a Farm Credit member for 20 years, and he has served as director for nine years. Hudson serves on the boards of Tri-County Gin and the Tobacco Growers Association of NC. He is also a member of First Baptist Church.
Gene West Jr. is a lifelong resident of Sampson County and has been farming for 30 years. His operation consists of row crops, swine, cotton, and he is the owner of a cotton gin. West has been a Farm Credit member for 27 years and director for 1 year. He is also a member and deacon at Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
About Cape Fear
Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production as well as rural home mortgages. 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.capefearfarmcredit.com or call 1-800-368-5819.