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Farm Credit Knowledge Center to Host Farm Management Institute in Romney

The Farm Credit Knowledge Center will host its annual Farm Management Institute at The Bottling Works in Romney, WV on March 19, 2020 from 9 AM to 3 PM.

The 2020 Farm Management Institute is a free offering from the Farm Credit Knowledge Center in which participants will hear from Dr. David Kohl, Emeritus of Virginia Tech, on the topic of ‘Economic Mega Trends for the Next Decade’ and ‘Management Tips & Tools’.  Greta Halahan will speak in the afternoon on the topic of ‘Cultivating Communication – Growing your Personality to Harvest Success.’ 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with Dr. Kohl as they learn practical tools for business management that can be taken back and implemented on the farm.  Participants will interact with Greta Halahan as they learn their DISC personality type and how to cultivate communication in the farming operation.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Marie Rothwell, Knowledge Center Program Specialist, shared, “We are excited to bring the Farm Management Institute to this area of West Virginia.  This is a great opportunity for the agricultural community to engage with and learn from these industry experts.  We hope participants will leave the event with insight they can take home to their own operations.”

Registration can be made via Eventbrite, by contacting Marie Rothwell at (540) 463-5255 ext. 5415 or by email at

The second Institute will be held at the Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, VA, on March 20, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information on the Harrisonburg event, please visit the Farm Credit Knowledge Center website:

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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