Farm Credit to Offer Free Financial Training for Local Farmers

AgGeorgia Farm Credit and AgSouth Farm Credit are pleased to announce that both Associations are offering AGAware® workshops this summer.  AGAware is a national award-winning program whose purpose is to promote and educate the next generation of farmers.  Young, beginning, small, and/or minority farmers are encouraged to sign up to attend this FREE training.

“The Farm Credit System has a mission to serve agriculture and rural America, and its been doing that for nearly a century,” said Van McCall, director of the AGAware program.  In support of that mission, AgSouth Farm Credit and AgGeorgia Farm Credit provide loans and supporting services to young, beginning, small, and minority farmers in our territory. Our hope is that our council along with the support of other key agricultural entities will help ensure that future farmers will be prepared and financially strong so they may continue doing what they love and providing something so vital to our survival.”

Topics of the workshop include: Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Family Finance & Family Budgeting, Risk Management, Accrual Income, Applying for Financing, Preparing a Business Plan, Technology & Record Keeping, Marketing Assistance Available through the Department of Agriculture, FSA/SBA, and other programs. Applications for scholarships for continuing education through Farm Credit University will be available to graduates of AGAware. AGAware is certified for FSA Direct Borrower training credit.

Seminars are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations, and a free lunch is provided. Space is limited. Sign up today:

Friday, July 17
UGA Tifton Conference Center
15 RDC Rd.
Tifton, Georgia
Register for this class

Friday, August 28
University of West Georgia
The Coliseum
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, Georgia
Register for this class

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