Ag Biz Planner

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Guides farmers and ranchers through the process of developing a business plan and working with agricultural lenders

This college-level course is available nationwide in an on-demand, online training format for farmers to use from their home or place of business. Farm Credit University is making this program widely available to serve Farm Credit’s mission to help prepare young, beginning, small and minority (YBSM) farmers and ranchers for a more successful and fulfilling business, family and personal life by improving their management and business planning skills.

“The program Ag Biz Masters course helped us to understand what we have to do in order to get where we need to be… It really opened our eyes to the things a banker is looking for.”

— Lynn Hoover, Triple L Farm, Carlisle, PA

A hand for farmers

The Ag Biz Planner course helps farmers and those living a rural lifestyle create a successful business plan and strengthen communication with their lender.

Ten eLearning Modules:

  1. Megatrends of Agriculture
  2. Strategic Business Planning
  3. Preparing for Your Lender
  4. Constructing a Balance Sheet
  5. Constructing an Income Statement and Cash Flow Projections
  6. Understanding Lending Decisions
  7. Farm Business Management Factors and Benchmarks
  8. Growth and Transition Management
  9. Personal Financial Management
  10. Communications, Ethics and Leadership

Ag Biz Planner Info for Farmers

Farmers, download the Ag Biz Planner flyer for later reading and printing.

Ag Biz Planner Info for Associations

Associations, download the Ag Biz Planner overview to learn how you can get involved.


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