Biannual Spring Agribusiness Seminar Held by Carroll EMC
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative hosted its spring Agribusiness Seminar March 26 at the Carroll County Agriculture-Education Center. The bi-annual seminar is known for bringing together individuals and groups in the agricultural community from across the state.
More than 200 farmers, FFA students, associations, business leaders and elected officials were represented and in attendance at the spring seminar. This seminar’s guest speaker was Carroll EMC’s very own CEO, Tim Martin. Martin spoke about the cooperative’s humble beginnings and its ties within the agricultural community.
“At Carroll EMC, we believe in honoring our past and we truly do treasure our heritage,” said Martin. “In 1936, when the co-op was formed, a group of people came together in this community to make a better place for people in the west Georgia area. What a great thing that they accomplished. We treasure and honor that and we never want to forget.”
The seminar also featured videos of the local agriculture community and businesses, the Carroll EMC FFA Day and most notably, a video featuring the co-op’s earliest Members. The latter video highlighted two Members who remembered what it was like when “the lights came on” and their experiences before and after electricity. All of the videos presented showcased the co-op’s commitment and continued influence in the agricultural community in the past, present and future. Carroll EMC plans to hold its next Agribusiness Seminar in the fall.