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"AgChoice's AgBiz Masters Prepares YBSM Farmers for the Future"

by Raechel Sattazahn and Gary Heckman, AgChoice Farm Credit

"It is difficult to ignore that across the nation the age of farmers is climbing higher and higher. Combined with the volatility in the agricultural and general economies and the ongoing need to manage margins, it is critical that today's young, beginning, small and minority (YBSM) farmers have business and financial management skills to manage profitable, sustainable businesses. Read more.

“Vision to Reality”

by Dr. David M. Kohl, Chancellor, Farm Credit University and Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech sullylab@vt.edu

With a view out of the corner office as Chancellor of Farm Credit University (FCU), it has been a pleasure sitting back and reflecting on how a seed of vision and a concept was swept up by the winds of opportunity, fertilized by forward thinking individuals and institutions in the creation, development and evolution of FCU. Read more.

“Creating a Top-Notch Sales Team”

by Will Turner, President of Seeding Growth

Want results year after year? Meet Matt, a loan officer from Virginia. He recently shared his [very successful] sales results with me. Since completing the Mastering Sales Magnetism Program and going through quarterly sales training for the past four years, Matt has exceeded his annual sales goal by 157 percent, on average. It’s an even more impressive feat given the fact that each year Matt’s manager has increased his sales goals. So what makes Matt a loan superstar? Read more.

“AgBiz Planner Computer Course Teaches the Business End of Farming”

by Josh Davis, NC FFA Coordinator, AgCarolina Farm Credit, Leader magazine, June 2012

Acting upon its commitment to farming and rural America, AgCarolina Financial sponsored six young, beginning, small, and/or minority farmers to participate in an innovative e-learning program designed to help them successfully manage their operations. The six farmers, from central and eastern N.C., spent their winter months in the AgBiz Planner program learning financial and management skills that provide a sound foundation for keeping their diverse operations growing. Read more.

 
 

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