2019 AgSouth AGAware® Workshop Dates

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Join us for AGAware® - the national award-winning farm finance workshop geared at helping future farmers maintain financial stability so they can continue doing what they love. 

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” – John F. Kennedy

2019  AGAware® Dates

Friday, July 26 ǀ Charleston, SC

USDA-ARS Vegetable Lab ǀ 2700 Savannah Hwy

Friday, August 23 ǀ Statesboro, GA

AgSouth Farm Credit ǀ 40 S Main Street 

Register Now for AGAware to save your seat! 


Farmers are CEOs

Most farmers would never consider themselves as CEOs – but that’s exactly what they are. They are the chief decision makers, overseeing a business. They also wear the hat of mechanic, meteorologist, agronomist, veterinarian, engineer, nutritionist and more. 

Farming today truly is a business that requires knowledge not just of how to grow crops and raise livestock, but also how to manage both finances and risk.  With a tight farm economy, understanding how to manage the farm finances and using records to make decisions is more critical than ever. 

At AgSouth, we want your farming operation to be successful.  Whether you are coming home to the family farm or starting a first generation business - or if you grow row crops, livestock or vegetables - we recognize the need for all farmers to know more about business and financial management.

AGAware® serves the next generation 

In 2011, AgSouth created the national award-winning AGAware® program to help ensure that future farmers will be prepared and strong financially so they may continue doing what it is they love. It’s been Farm Credit’s mission for more than one hundred years to serve farmers and rural America. 

AGAware offers finance training workshops for young, beginning and small farmers, as well as community awareness events to help make consumers aware of what farmers actually do to put food on everyone’s table. 

Since the AGAware program was established in 2013, more than 800 farmers in Georgia and South Carolina have graduated from the program.

2019 Farm Finance Trainings

White woman harvesting tomatoes with the headline "Get Your Farm Finances on Course. Free Workshop! Space is limited."

The AGAware Workshops introduce farmers to a variety of financial related topics critical to running an operation. These topics include Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Family Finance & Family Budgeting, Risk Management, Accrual Income, Applying for Financing, Preparing a Business Plan, Technology & Record Keeping, FSA/SBA and other programs.

AGAware is also certified for FSA Direct Borrower Training Credit.

The training is open to anyone who wishes to develop a better understanding of how to run a successful farming operation of any type and size. 

All classes are held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and a free lunch will be provided. Workshops will be held at the following locations:

Friday, July 26 ǀ Charleston, SC ǀ USDA-ARS Vegetable Lab ǀ 2700 Savannah Hwy

Friday, August 23 ǀ Statesboro, GA ǀ AgSouth Farm Credit ǀ 40 S Main Street 

Register Now for AGAware to save your seat! 

For more information about AGAware, visit our website or contact Heather Brannen at or 912-764-9091.