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Farm Credit of the Virginias will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting in September. Access the Annual Meeting Information Statement and related information here.

Ag Planning

Farming takes planning. That's why we provide ag planning resources, workshops and programs to help you take your operation to the next level of success.

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Ag Biz Basics and Ag Biz Planner

Are you interested in starting an agri-business or growing your current business?  We offer two e-learning courses to help you.

Both are taught by Dr. Dave Kohl and are designed for young, beginning, small and minority farmers or ranchers.  Want to know more about Ag Biz Basics and Ag Biz Planner and which one may be right for you?

Ag Biz Basics
  • Available year-round.
  • A flexible program for new, expanding or transitioning agricultural businesses.
  • An online tool to help you balance the passion of farming with the economic and financial side to help you work with your lender and be successful in your business.
  • A hands-on program that helps you to establish written goals and get your financial business documentation, cash flow statements, balance sheets and cash income statements, in order.
  • Click here to learn more about this program!

If you have any questions please reach out to Sarah Scyphers, SScyphers@FCVirginias.com.

Ag Biz Planner 
  • Annual program with an application and acceptance process.
  • Taught by Farm Credit University but administered by the Knowledge Center.
  • Participants must be young, beginning, small or veteran farmers, looking to expand, add or explore their agriculture business or adding an enterprise.
  • Applications accepted May-June each year. When available, application link will be available here.
  • The program begins at the end of August each year.
  • Download program flyer, here.

If you have any questions please reach out to Sarah Scyphers, SScyphers@FCVirginias.com.

The Ag Biz Planner celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2020.  Watch a short clip highlighting participants of the program.

Business Planning Resources

Starting a new operation or expanding an existing one? Creating a business plan is important to your success. Here are some resources to get you started.

Business Planning Resources

Farm Transition/Succession Planning

Transferring your farm soon? It's a family-centered process that requires a lot of forethought. Here are some things you should consider.

Farm Transition Planning Resources

Planning to Borrow?

You may have reached a point in your operation where you need some financial support in the form of a loan. Before you go to the bank, gather information that will show your lender that you're creditworthy and a good borrowing candidate.

Planning to Borrow Guide Sheet