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:
- Strategic Business Planning
- Preparing for Your Lender
- Balance Sheets
- Income Statement
- Cash Flow Projection
- Farm Business Management
- Growth & Transition Management
- Personal Finance Management
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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.
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