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Submitted photoStaff and representatives from Richmond County Farm Bureau and the N.C. Farm Bureau gather with local officials to celebrate the opening of the new office in Rockingham.
Submitted photoStaff and representatives from Richmond County Farm Bureau and the N.C. Farm Bureau gather with local officials to celebrate the opening of the new office in Rockingham.
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ROCKINGHAM —The Richmond County Farm Bureau recently celebrated the opening of its new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


The event, at the Farm Bureau’s new office at 925 Rockingham Road, was sponsored by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce.


“We’re pleased to have Richmond County Farm Bureau as a chamber member,” said chamber President Emily Tucker. “We wish them much success in their new facility.”


Speakers for the ceremony also included, Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris, Commissioner Thad Ussery, Richmond County Farm Bureau President Chris Yaklin, N.C. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten, Steven Carroll, executive vice president and general manager of N.C. Farm Bureau/Mutual Insurance Company, and Willis Lamn, senior marketing executive of NC Farm Bureau and Chamber board Chairman Evans Shepard. State Sen. Gene McLaurin also attended the ceremony.


Chris Carter, district director for U.S. Rep Richard Hudson, presented Farm Bureau officials with U.S. flag.


The Richmond County Farm Bureau was incorporated on March 28, 1957. It is a non-profit organization that promotes farming and rural issues for Richmond County.


The N.C. Farm Bureau was organized in 1936 with the goal of protecting the interest of farm and rural families across the state.


In addition, Richmond County Farm Bureau provides member services, governmental relationships, agricultural education and many other services.


For information, call 910-997-5671.


The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 400 businesses, municipalities, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Richmond County.


To become a member or to learn more about the chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.richmondcountychamber.com.

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