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 their AgBiz Masters program as October 31.

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“The agriculture industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and we’re excited to see growing interest from a new audience,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit.

Farm Credit has announced the deadline to register for the AgBiz Masters program as October 31, 2018. 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.

“The agriculture industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and we’re excited to see growing interest from a new audience,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “Our AgBiz Masters program is perfect for anyone considering a career in the field, or for those who may just want to learn more about how to effectively run their operation. We encourage all pursuing a career in agriculture to go through the program.”

Dr. David Kohl, an agriculture professor at Virginia Tech, developed the AgBiz Masters program with the intent to educate new farmers on what goes into creating a successful operation. Combining interactive online workshops with face-to-face learning seminars hosted by experts in the agriculture industry, the topics covered throughout the program include trends in agriculture, strategic business planning, financial management, constructing a balance sheet and income statement, understanding lending decisions, and leadership skills.

The next AgBiz Masters class begins in November of this year and will run through March 2019. 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 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 11,500 members and over $2.7 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic 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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