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Get Your Farm Finances on Course with AGAware®

5/4/2021
Get Your Farm Finances on Course. FREE Workshop! Space is limited.

Most farmers would never consider themselves a CEO – but that’s exactly what they are. Farming today truly is a business, and requires knowledge not just of how to grow crops and raise livestock, but also how to manage both finances and risk.  

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

Farmers are CEO’s

Most farmers would never consider themselves a CEO – 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, and 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, 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® consists of both farm 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 2011, more than 800 farmers in Georgia and South Carolina have taken the classes and graduated from the program.

2021 Farm Finance Trainings

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 23 ǀ Elloree, SC ǀ Camp Daniels, SC State ǀ 116 Camp Daniels Rd.  
Friday, July 30 ǀ Waycross, GA ǀ Ware Co. High School Ag Center ǀ 700 Victoria Dr.  

Register Now for AGAware® to save your seat! 

For more information about AGAware®, visit our website or contact Heather Brannen at hbrannen@agsouthfc.com or 912-764-9091.