We've teamed up with agricultural experts to offer continuing education for our young, small, beginning and minority AgCarolina member-borrowers.

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Ag Biz Basics

Ag Biz Basics is a short, four module e-Learning course being offered to young, beginning, small, and minority farmers to assist them in launching, growing, managing, and transitioning a business.  

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Why Ag Biz Basics?

The program functions to assist young, beginning, small and minority farmers in launching, growing, managing, and transitioning a business.  The fast-paced online program will aid the participant in understanding financial concepts and how to prepare to meet with a lender.  

Curriculum Topics

  • Side by Side with your Lender
  • Do you Cash Flow? Cash Flow Planning
  • What are you worth financially? Business and Personal Balance Sheets
  • Did you make a profit? Income Statement

Interested applicants residing within AgCarolina Farm Credit's North Carolina service area must complete an application to be considered. Download Application

Ag Biz Planner

Ag Biz Planner is an e-Learning course designed to inform farmers about current agriculture trends and help them create business plans.  

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Why Ag Biz Planner?

The program helps young, beginning, small and minority farmers become more successful business people by increasing their knowledge about marketplace, financial and business management topics. Each participant will also develop valuable skills that will enable them to develop a useful, meaningful and strategic business plan for their own business.

Curriculum Topics

Megatrends of Agriculture Strategic Business Planning

 

Interested applicants residing within AgCarolina Farm Credit's North Carolina service area must complete an application to be considered. Download Application

  • Preparing for Your Lender
  • Constructing a Balance Sheet
  • Constructing an Income Statement and Cash Flow Projections
  • Understanding Lending Decisions
  • Farm Business Management Factors / Benchmarks
  • Growth and Transition Management
  • Personal Financial Management 
  • Communications, Ethics and Leadership

Ag Leadership Institute

Ag Leadership Institute is an educational weekend conference that features farm-related discussions, networking opportunities and more at no cost to participants.

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The Ag Leadership Institute is a weekend educational conference facilitated by Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech.

The conference brings together young, beginning, small and minority farm customers from all over AgCarolina’s 34-county North Carolina servicing territory to give them a chance to meet and network with others in the industry.

Highlights

  • Designed for young, beginning, small and minority farm couples and/or individual
  • Interactive discussions regarding the state of global economies, land values, alternative energy and other farming related topics
  • Networking opportunity for farmers across eastern North Carolina
  • Facilitated by Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Virginia Tech and a leader in providing cutting-edge programs to agricultural organizations worldwide
  • No cost to participants

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AgCarolina Farm Credit has been pivotal to our farm and family for over forty years. With [two] generations participating in the Ag Leadership Institute, crucial and necessary conversations can begin to take place and help with starting points in making decisions for the future.