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Farm Credit of the Virginias Accepting Applications for Ag Biz Planner Program

Farm Credit of the Virginias’ Knowledge Center is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 Ag Biz Planner course. 

The Ag Biz Planner course is put on by Farm Credit University and facilitated by the Knowledge Center and is designed for young, beginning and small farmers and agribusinesses. The program contains 10 online 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.

The program is ideal for producers looking to take a closer look at the future of their business. 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 course begins in August 2021 and wraps in January 2022. 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, 2021. 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

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