A Seasonal Message
As 2010 draws to a close, it appears that we may have begun to recover from the economic blows delivered in 2008 and 2009. We are well aware, however, that many of our members are still hurting. We look for reassurance that the future will prove more secure.
North Carolina Farm Bureau seeks to offer a measure of reassurance by pointing to 75 years of fulfilling our mission: improving the quality of life for agricultural and rural families across the state. Our organization has been blessed, leading to our commitment to GIVE BACK to North Carolina. We do so in many ways.
We are the unified voice of agriculture, representing the industry’s concerns in our state’s legislature and in the U.S. Congress. It takes profitable and productive farmers to ensure the abundance of safe and affordable food.
We are the experienced and professional agents, adjustors and employees who live and work in the communities we serve. North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company strives to protect lives and property, safeguarding the futures of thousands of North Carolina families.
We are the conscience that demands health care resources be available to as many people in our state as possible. The launch of Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative, which provides health care screenings at no cost to the residents of rural communities, has proven a tremendous success already.
We are grassroots energy within our state’s educational system. We deliver Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program. We host the Institutes for Future Ag Leaders at North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University. We also sponsor 28 university and community college scholarships each year.
We are the contributions to 4-H and FFA programs, to youth livestock shows and to the promotion of agriculture at our state fairs. We embrace our role as part of the business community in every county, as evidenced by the large number of sponsorships by local Farm Bureaus and our agents.
The Farm Bureau footprint is large across North Carolina. Our Board of Directors, our Employees, and all of our Companies feel the responsibility each day to provide service that makes a difference within our state. Farm Bureau must be synonymous with the words service, integrity and compassion. These qualities will help North Carolina Farm Bureau assure a more secure 2011.
During this Holiday and Christmas Season, we wish you and your family peace, good health and a renewed appreciation of the important things in life.