AgBiz Masters Class Begins in January

Are you a young, beginning, small, minority, or veteran farmer? Are you interested in growing your business and financial management skills? If you are looking for a hands-on educational program that tackles the questions and challenges you have about managing your agricultural business, then AgBiz Masters is your answer.

AgBiz Masters recently opened registration for its next class, which begins in January 2023 and ends in mid-April. This nationally recognized and FSA Certified program helps young and beginning farmers develop skills to ensure the long-term sustainability of their businesses.

AgBiz Masters delivers hands-on business and financial management training to young and beginning farmers. Topics covered in the program include:

Year One

  • Megatrends of Agriculture
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Preparing for Your Lender
  • Constructing a Balance Sheet
  • Constructing an Income Statement and Cash Flow Projection

Year Two

  • Understanding Lending Decisions
  • Farm Business Management Factors and Benchmarks
  • Growth and Transition Management
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Communications, Ethics and Leadership

Program content is designed specifically with young and beginning farmers in mind. The following are just a few of the comments that summarize the experience:

“AgBiz was helpful in building our understanding and increasing our knowledge of business planning and finance management.”

“AgBiz taught me to think of the farm as more of a business, not just a job.”

“The hands-on exercises and worksheets that were on-farm examples were extremely helpful.”

“AgBiz has made me think about areas I was previously not thinking about. The business plan is such a great tool.”

To learn more about AgBiz Masters and register online, visit The registration deadline is December 23, 2022. For more information, contact