Lorenda Overman graduated with an associate degree in science from Mount Olive College. Afterward, she and her husband, Harrell, formed a corporation with his mother and father. Overman and her husband have worked with swine and row crops for 34 years. Their farm is diversified with row crops of corn, wheat, and soybeans. She is a member of the Women’s Committee for the Wayne County Farm Bureau, the current past chair for the NC Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee, and serves as a member of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee – representing the Southern Region. Through the Farm Bureau “Ag in the Classroom” program, she helps educate community children about agriculture. She is a member of the Wayne County Agricultural Board and works with the Wayne County Extension Service on the “We Dig It” campaign for Wayne County agriculture.