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PNC Bank Getting Out and Meeting Farmers

PNC is a relative new comer to the banking scene in the Carolinas and on the east coast, and Clark Hales, ag banker in Dunn, NC with PNC explains that the institution is dedicated to agriculture:

“In respect to the Ag Bank, which is a part of the total PNC, we have two locations- an east coast and a mid west. The east coast came about as PNC acquired RBC back in 2012 and we have ag bankers that stretch from PA to FL. Ag is something we are very dedicated to. Eastern NC and the entire east coast is a huge operation and PNC recognizes that and wants to be an industry leader and involved in all aspects in the financial needs of farmers.”

In the way of an introduction, next week, PNC is making an area-wide effort to get to know farmers explains Hales:

“Around March 19th, PNC is doing an Ag Week which is where our 300 employees, will be calling on our over 2000 ag and agribusiness client prospects in our respective markets.”

So, Hales says don’t be surprised if a PNC banker wants to spend time with you while in the field:

“We will be going to out to the field to go see them and we’ve got a little ‘thank you for your time’ gift that we will be bringing.”

And Hales says that a large percentage of PNC’s ag bankers are farmers themselves, and speak the language of agriculture:

“PNC is already one of the top 20 agricultural banks in the nation. We have an emphasis on the east coast and Midwest for agriculture. PNC as a whole is one of the nation’s leading banks. We have posted sixteen consecutive profitable quarters. And over 80% of the ag bankers that PNC has currently have or operate their own family farming operation. So we speak the farmers language and we know what they go through and value what they do every day. We are excited to partner with them.”

Dunn, NC ag banker for PNC, Clark Hales. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.