Release date: 7/13/2017
Tarboro native Cutchin Anderson is working this summer as an intern at AgCarolina Farm Credit in the Raleigh and Smithfield branches.
RALEIGH, NC—Tarboro native Cutchin Anderson is working this summer as an intern at AgCarolina Farm Credit in the Raleigh and Smithfield branches. Cutchin’s family farms in the Leggett and Whitakers areas of Edgecombe County where they grow tobacco, sweet potatoes, and other row crops.
An agriculture business management major at North Carolina State University and Eagle Scout, Cutchin is proud of his farming background and his school. “I grew up working in and around agriculture and knew I always was interested in having an ag-related career. NC State provides an opportunity for me to stick close to eastern North Carolina, while being able to study at a world-class institution of higher learning,” said Anderson.
The internship at AgCarolina Farm Credit was introduced to Cutchin when Loan Officers Brian McLamb, Preston Sutton, and Robert Winders came to speak to his class with Dr. Arnold Oltmans at NCSU. “Those guys really intrigued me because you could tell their admiration of Dr. Oltmans and their appreciation for the education they received at NC State. Understanding their level of success made me want to get involved with AgCarolina and I began seeking the internship soon after their talk,” he said.
Cutchin has now been with AgCarolina for a little over a month and notes a few highlights of his internship thus far. “I’ve learned a lot and been exposed to many different types of loans and customers in just a few weeks. I never really thought about the value of the relationships between customer and their lending institution, but you can tell the customers and employees at AgCarolina are really in tune with one another. The AgCarolina team truly values agriculture and the farmers they serve and you can see the customers value the agriculture specific knowledge the Farm Credit folks have. Customers have been happy to have me on their farm. They have let me see how much research and preparation they put into their crops. On the other hand, I have seen how much research and preparation goes into making a loan,” Cutchin said.
In his free time, Cutchin enjoys live music. He notes his favorite concert was when the Rolling Stones came to Carter Finley Stadium. He is also a duck hunter and loves to travel.
AgCarolina Farm Credit is proud to have Cutchin Anderson this summer as an intern!