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Farm Credit Knowledge Center to Host Virtual Farm Management Institute

The Farm Credit Knowledge Center announced their annual and highly-anticipated Farm Management Institute will be offered in a virtual setting on March 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The 2021 Farm Management Institute is a free offering from the Farm Credit Knowledge Center, the educational arm of Farm Credit of the Virginias. Registered participants will hear Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural and applied economics at Virginia Tech, discuss the agriculture industry as it maneuvers razor thin margins and increased volatility. Kohl will also discuss the state of trade agreements, interest rates, and coping strategies.  

Participants will also receive access to tune into an exclusive Coffee Chat with Jay Hill on March 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Hill is a farmer, public speaker, podcaster and agricultural advocate. He will share how he got started in agriculture and established his operation, Hill Farms, based in Mesilla Park, New Mexico. He will also discuss his future goals and how he’s used his wealth of experience in ag to advocate for the industry. 

The events are open to all those interested in agriculture, to include young and beginning farmers and students. There is no cost to attend. Interested individuals are encouraged to learn more and register at the following link: or by contacting the Knowledge Center team at

Kyley Clevenger, Farm Credit Knowledge Center Director, noted, “We are proud to offer Farm Management Institute virtually this year enabling the program to have a broader audience. We are also extremely excited to have Jay Hill join us for a special Coffee Chat the day following. Jay Hill is a prominent voice in the agriculture industry and we look forward to hearing and amplifying his motivational story.”

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

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