Farm Credit Announces Registration Deadline for the AgBiz Masters Educational Program

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Local Agricultural Lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Announces the Deadline to Register for the AgBiz Masters Educational Program as October 31.

Tom Truitt, President and CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit

This program consists of a variety of lessons that are very beneficial to young and beginning farmers. We encourage anyone looking to further their education in agriculture to consider registering for our next class.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announced the deadline to register for the AgBiz Masters educational program as October 31. The two-year program is available to young, beginning, small, and minority farmers located within the association’s five state territory who are interested in obtaining business and marketing skills that will help them enhance their agriculture career.

“Our staff is always available to lend support to those just starting out in the industry, and AgBiz Masters is another way we are here to help,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “This program consists of a variety of lessons that are very beneficial to young and beginning farmers. We encourage anyone looking to further their education in agriculture to consider registering for our next class.”

The AgBiz Masters program was developed by Dr. David Kohl, professor at Virginia Tech. The two-year educational program combines both interactive online sessions with face-to-face learning seminars hosted by experts in the agriculture industry. A variety of topics are covered during the course of the program, including trends in agriculture, strategic business planning, developing a balance sheet, constructing an income statement, understanding lending decisions, and leadership skills.

The next AgBiz Masters class begins in November and will run through March 2017. The registration fee is $225, with full reimbursement available to those who successfully complete year one and/or year two of the program. For more information about the AgBiz Masters program, please visit mafc.com/startright-education.php or agbizmasters.com, or call 888.339.3334.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 11,100 members and over $2.5 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic Farm Credit has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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