Farm Credit of the Virginias is accepting applications for the Ag Biz Planner program

Credit Agricole des VirginiasFarm Credit of the Virginias’ Knowledge Center has announced that applications are being accepted for the 2022-2023 Ag Biz Planner course.

The Ag Biz Planner course is offered by Farm Credit University and facilitated by the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. Programming is designed for youth, beginners, and small-scale farmers and agribusinesses. The program contains ten online modules taught by Dr. David Kohl. The modules vary in content from construction of financial documents, communication and leadership and strategic business planning. Additional learning opportunities may include advocacy education, legislative tours, both state and national, and localized agricultural tours.

The program is ideal for producers who wish to look into the future of their business. Participants can expect to emerge from the program with a better understanding of the major role finance plays in running an operation. Participants will have the opportunity to develop detailed plans for expansion and/or diversification.

New for 2022, participants can choose one of the following program schedules:

  • Start in May and end in November
  • Start in August and end in January 2023

Each program schedule will include a kick-off meeting, a mid-term check-in, and an individual farm tour. All participants will attend the final conference in January to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The graduation event includes a networking conference with attendees from five other farm credit associations.

The Farm Credit Knowledge Center is accepting applications and will continue to do so until April 28 for the start of May. For more information about the course or to request an application, contact Sarah Scyphers at SScyphers@FCVirginias.com.

If you are a Farm Credit of the Virginias customer, you can also contact your loan officer for more information or a request. Additional information can also be obtained at the following link: bit.ly/3rG66Jv.

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