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AgCarolina Farm Credit Announces 9th Annual

Raleigh, NC, June 29 – AgCarolina Farm Credit is currently accepting applications for the ninth class of Ag Biz Planner. Ag Biz Planner features an e-learning curriculum including financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s success.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact and benchmark with producers from the other associations throughout the program and network at a conference at the conclusion of the program in Raleigh, NC.

AgCarolina Farm Credit will accept up to five participants for the program which will begin in September 2017 and run through January 2018.The application, a course outline, and program information are available via our website.Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2017. Individuals selected for the program will be notified. The course will conclude with a group conference in Raleigh, NC January 10-11, 2018.

“AgCarolina Farm Credit continues to support programs like Ag Biz Planner because of the proven track record graduates have in growing their operation,” states President and CEO Dave Corum.“Investing in young, beginning, and small farmers is the best way to ensure agriculture remains the number one industry in North Carolina.”

The tuition, hotel, speaker fees and meals bring the total cost of this program to approximately $1,500 per participant, of which, up to $1,400 of the cost will be paid by AgCarolina Farm Credit. Upon acceptance into the program, each participant will be asked to pay $200.We will refund $100 to the participant upon successful completion of the 10 modules and presentation of their business plan. The final program cost to those completing is only $100.

AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. They are the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina. AgCarolina Farm Credit has over $1.4 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment, as well as other purposes. Credit life insurance, appraisal services, and leasing are also available through AgCarolina Farm Credit.

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