Educating the next generation


AGAware is a program that seeks to promote and educate the next generation of young, beginning, small and underserved farmers. AGAware is comprised of three divisions:

  • Educational workshops
  • Proactive community involvement projects to promote agriculture
  • Speakers bureau to promote agriculture and educate

The AGAware program will offer insight into topics that include the following:

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements
  • Personal Finance
  • Credit Bureau Scores
  • Risk Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Building a Budget
  • Accrual Income
  • Available Finance Programs for YBSM

Upcoming AGAware events:

Friday, July 26, 2019

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Charleston, SC

USDA-ARS Vegetable Lab
2700 Savannah Hwy

Friday, August 23, 2019

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Statesboro, GA

AgSouth Farm Credit
40 S Main Street

A free lunch will be provided for all attendees. Seating is limited, so register today!

Register for AGAware

FSA Direct Borrower Certification:  The AGAware® Full Workshop is certified in Georgia and South Carolina for USDA’s FSA Direct Borrower Education Certification.  FSA Direct Borrower Education Certification is the education required by USDA FSA Direct Loan Borrowers within two years of obtaining a FSA Direct Loan or in advance of obtaining this type loan from FSA.  The FSA Direct loans option is a lending resource provided by USDA that is an option when other sources of credit are not available and is at a very reasonable interest rate.  FSA Direct Borrowers are required to be graduated to other lenders eventually as the operation sees success.  AgSouth offers this Certification program through AGAware in order to give an opportunity to move to Farm Credit eventually if eligibility and credit requirements are met.

Contact your local, trusted financial partner in the land, farm, and home buying process.