Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative hosted its fall Agribusiness Seminar Oct. 23 at the Carroll County Agriculture-Education Center. The bi-annual seminar is known for bringing together individuals and groups in the agricultural community from the cooperative’s seven-county footprint and across the state.
More than 100 farmers, National FFA Organization students, association representatives, business leaders and elected officials were represented and in attendance at the fall seminar. Guest speaker Van McCall spoke on the subject of Leadership in Agriculture.
McCall is a graduate of The University of Georgia School of Agriculture and the Georgia Banking School at the University of Georgia. He currently serves on the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board and is Chair of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture Advisory Board. McCall spent 36 years at AgSouth Farm Credit where he served as Chief Lending Officer and co-creator and administrator of AgSouth’s AGAware program.
“We have got to keep the family farmer as a part of the fabric of the American society,” said McCall. “The soft skills they bring – integrity, character, hope, faith, patience. We need that in our communities as an example to our young people.”
Since the introduction of the biannual Agribusiness Seminars, Carroll EMC has continued to be a constant presence in the agriculture community. The co-op has participated in and hosted numerous agriculture events such as conventions, FFA Day, beef tours, wiring competitions and career expos. Carroll EMC plans to hold its next Agribusiness Seminar in spring 2018.
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to more than 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.
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