MECHANICSBURG – AgBiz Masters, the nationally recognized learning series for young and beginning farmers, is now enrolling for its next class. The deadline to register is October 31, 2020.
The two-year educational program is available to young, beginning and small producers who are interested in refining their business management, financial and marketing skills to help them as they launch their businesses.
Year 1 focuses on trends in agriculture, strategic business planning, financial management, constructing a balance sheet and income statement. Year 2 features modules on understanding lending decisions, growth and transition management, personal financial management and leadership skills.
Following are just a few of the comments that summarize the experience:
AgBiz was helpful in building our understanding and increasing our knowledge of business planning and finance management.
AgBiz taught me to think of the farm as more of a business not just a job.
The hands on exercises and worksheets that were on-farm examples were helpful.
AgBiz has made me think about areas I was previously not thinking about. The business plan is such a great tool.
The next AgBiz Masters class begins in November 2020 and will run through March 2021. The registration fee is $225, with full reimbursement available to those who successfully complete Year 1 and Year 2. For more information about the AgBiz Masters educational program, please visit agbizmasters.com, or call 800-349-3568 ext. 6017.