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Farm Credit Knowledge Center Accepts Applications for 10th Anniversary Ag Biz Planner Course

The Farm Credit Knowledge Center is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Ag Biz Planner course, marking the program’s 10th anniversary.

The Ag Biz Planner course is put on by Farm Credit University and facilitated by the Farm Credit Knowledge Center for young, beginning and/or small farmers. The program contains 10 modules taught by Dr. David Kohl. The modules range in content from constructing financial documents, communication and leadership, and strategic business planning. Additional learning opportunities may include, advocacy education, legislative visits, both on a state and national level, and localized agricultural tours. 

Participants can expect to come away from the program with a better understanding of the major role finances play in managing an operation. Participants will have the opportunity to develop detailed plans for expansion and/or diversification. The program is ideal for producers looking to take a closer look at the future of their business. Learn more about the program from our past participants, access their testimonials at the following link:

The course begins in August 2020 and wraps in January 2021. The graduation event includes a networking conference with participants from five other Farm Credit associations.

The Farm Credit Knowledge Center is currently accepting applications and will continue to do so through July 9th 2020 for the upcoming course. For more information on the course or to request an application, contact Sarah Scyphers at If you are a Farm Credit of the Virginias customer, you can also contact your loan officer for more information or an application.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias 

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them.  In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years.  Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending,  expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit or

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