AgBiz Masters Overview
Learning sound business concepts has never been more important, especially for today’s young and beginning farmers. AgBiz Masters is an interactive learning series designed specifically for young and beginning farmers interested in honing their business and financial management skills. It is a two-year series where participants enroll in one year of the program at a time.
Topics covered in year one include:
Topics covered in year two include:
In addition to the eLearning modules, participants take part in online discussion forums and exams as well as complete individual assignments.
What Do Participants Gain?
Practical business and financial management skills
A step-by-step guide on creating a business plan
The chance to network with fellow young and beginning farmers and industry leaders
Skills for lifelong learning
AgBiz Masters Regional Meetings
Participants can attend three in-person meetings during the program season to supplement the online learning modules. Meetings in 2021-22 will be held in-person and virtual. Content will be the same in in-person meetings and virtual meetings. Although in-person meetings will allow for networking and collaboration with others. Those attending in-person meetings will receive a free lunch.
A kick off meeting (November) and two webinar workshops (January and March) are held each year to supplement the online learning and allow discussions and feedback among participants and facilitators. One AgBiz Masters Connect sessions encourage networking among participants. A follow up Facebook Live event hosted on the AgBiz Masters Facebook participant page reviews case study information, answer questions, etc.
The AgBiz Masters virtual meeting dates for the 2021-22 season have been scheduled. See below.
Tentative Meeting Dates
Year 1: November 23, 2021; January 11, 2022; March 15, 2022
Year 2: November 23, 2021; January 20, 2022; March 24, 2022
For questions about this year's meetings, please contact Ashley Mohn at 800-349-3568 ext. 6017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.