Stony Point, North Carolina
“In farming it takes a hitching pin to hold the tractor and implement together to get a job done. Farm Credit is the hitching pin that holds farmers and the rest of the consuming world together.”
Alan Smith, owner of Daddy Pete Farms, has been a dairy farmer since 1972 and is the fourth generation of Smith family farmers since 1907. In his words, “farming traditions have been passed down for many generations."
Committed to progress
According to Alan, there have been ideas that were successful and some that failed in order to create farming practices and products that have stood the test of time. "There are traditions that run deep in America," Alan said, "and many of our ancestors died to provide these traditions for us to enjoy. I believe if you find yourself reading this, it is because you are exercising that love for the soil, for gardening and for America."
Alan's hope for Daddy Pete Farms is for their story to always contribute to progress.
Farm Credit is a "hitching pin"
Alan has developed a meaningful and enjoyable relationship with Carolina Farm Credit. He says of Farm Credit, “In farming, it takes a hitching pin to hold the tractor and implement together to get a job done. Farm Credit is the hitching pin that holds farmers and the rest of the consuming world together.”
Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser, a division of Daddy Pete Farms, composts the dairy cow manure and produces a soil product line of 21 items.