Educational Programs

Farming for the future 

It can feel overwhelming when starting a farming operation. We understand the unique needs of young, beginning, and small farmers. Our educational programs are designed to help farmers develop strong business principles to last a lifetime. 

Ag Biz Basics

Our Ag Biz Basics course is a fast-paced online program designed to help participants develop an understanding of basic financial statements, credit scores, cash flow sheets, and their impact on a farm. The course time commitment is approximately 3 months. 

Ag Biz Planner 

Our Ag Biz Planner Course is designed to help participants develop a successful farm business plan, strengthen communication, and increase knowledge of the marketplace. The course time commitment is approximately 6 months and it is required that course participants complete a business plan for their farm.

What you'll learn: 

  • Megatrends
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Preparing for Your Lender
  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Projection
  • Farm Business Management
  • Growth & Transition Management
  • Personal Finance Management
  • Communication
  • Leadership 

Download Ag Biz Frequently asked questions

The application period for the 2022-2023 Ag biz program has closed - check back june 15, 2023

Ag Leadership Institute

Our association’s Agricultural Leadership Institute is held in the spring for a group of young, beginning, and small farmers which are community leaders and highly respected by their peers. This event is an intense weekend of management, transition, and business planning seminars.

Each year, Carolina Farm Credit accepts around 18 YBS famers/farm families to participate in this weekend. Contact us for more information.

Check back for the application in the near future.

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What Participants Have to Say
“The online flow with paralleling the financial statements and bringing that together, made everything at the end, number one comforting and empowering to go about operating your business.”
Jeremy Smith, Ag Biz Basics Participant

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