AgBiz Masters: Educating Farmers
Are you looking for a way to hone your business planning and financial management skills? Registering for AgBiz Masters is the perfect way to do exactly that!
Learning sound business concepts has never been more important, especially for today’s young and beginning farmers. AgBiz Masters is a two-year interactive learning series, in which participants enroll one year at a time. The program was developed by Dr. David Kohl, a professor at Virginia Tech and it takes a blended learning approach of eLearning modules and activities, as well as face-to-face regional seminars led by local experts (including us at Farm Credit!)
Year one offers modules in the following areas: megatrends of agriculture, strategic business planning, preparing for your lender and constructing a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow projection. In year two, you’ll find modules about understanding lending decisions, farm business management factors and benchmarks, growth and transition management and communication, ethics and leadership.
The AgBiz Masters program is regularly $375 per person, but with MidAtlantic Farm Credit, you’ll only pay $125 registration fee – and we’ll pick up the rest of the tab because we want YOU to be successful within your farm operation. But HURRY, the deadline to apply for AgBiz Masters this year is October 31st.
If you have any additional questions, leave us a comment or give us a call at 888.339.3334 and we’ll be happy to help you!