Farm Credit has announced the deadline to register for the AgBiz Masters program as October 31, 2019. The two-year educational program is available to young, beginning, and small producers who are interested in refining their business management, financial, and marketing skills to help them as they launch their businesses.
“If you’ve been interested in growing your operation or learning more about the business side of the industry, our AgBiz Masters program is for you,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “Agriculture is constantly growing and evolving, and this will allow you to keep up with the trends. This hands-on educational program tackles the questions and challenges you have about managing your agricultural business through a combination of online modules and face-to-face regional seminars.”
Dr. David Kohl, an agriculture professor at Virginia Tech, developed the AgBiz Masters program with the intent to educate new farmers on what goes into creating a successful operation. Combining interactive online workshops with face-to-face learning seminars hosted by experts in the agriculture industry, the topics covered throughout the program include trends in agriculture, strategic business planning, financial management, constructing a balance sheet and income statement, understanding lending decisions, and leadership skills.
The next AgBiz Masters class begins in November of this year and will run through March 2020. The registration fee is $225, with full reimbursement available to those who successfully complete Year 1 and Year 2. For more information about the AgBiz Masters educational program, please visit agbizmasters.com, or call 888.339.3334.