AgBiz Masters will open enrollment for next class

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio — AgBiz Masters, the nationally-recognized, award-winning learning series for young and beginning farmers, will open enrollment for its next class, to be held November 2013 through March 2014.

The program helps young and beginning farmers develop skills to ensure long-term sustainability of their businesses. The primary objective of AgBiz Masters is to deliver hands-on business and financial management training to young and beginning farmers.

AgBiz Masters takes a blended learning approach where participants complete five online modules and attend several in-person, regional sessions during each year of the two-year program. This year’s program will also include regional farm tours.

What’s covered

Topics covered in the program include: Year one, megatrends of agriculture, strategic business planning, preparing for your lender, constructing a balance sheet, constructing an income statement and cash flow projection.

Year two

Understanding lending decisions, farm business management factors and benchmarks, growth and transition management, personal financial management, communications, ethics and leadership.

In its three years in existence, AgBiz Masters has reached more than 446 participants, including 134 graduates of the program.
Young farmers. The program is primarily targeted at young and beginning farmers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. To learn more about AgBiz Masters and enroll online, visit www.AgBizMasters.com.

The registration deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Raechel Sattazahn at rsattazahn@agchoice.com or 800-349-3568 ext. 6016.

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