July 17, 2017
East Georgia farmers have an opportunity to attend a free, nationally award-winning financial training workshop in August. The program, AGAware®, has been developed with the purpose of promoting and educating the next generation of farmers. AgGeorgia will be hosting the AGAware workshop Friday, August 25th at the Burke County Office Park in Waynesboro. This is the third year AgGeorgia has offered the program, with a classes being held earlier this year in Perry and Valdosta.
The program is tailored for young, beginning, small, and/or minority farmers. Young farmers are defined as those 35 years of age or younger; beginning farmers are defined as those having 10 years or less of experience; and small farmers are defined as those having annual gross agricultural sales of $250,000 or less.
Topics covered in the program include: Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Family Finance & Family Budgeting, Risk Management, Accrual Income, Applying for Financing and Preparing a Business Plan with bonus video topics on Record Keeping, Marketing, and Technology available for continued education. The AGAware educational program is certified for FSA Direct Borrower Training Credit. The workshop is also now accepted as Part 1 of UGA’s Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program. AGAware participants are eligible to enroll in Part 2 of the program. For more information about the Journeyman Program, contact Lindsay Davies at 706-542-1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The free training is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and a free lunch is provided. Those who would like to attend can register at aggeorgia.com. Seats are limited, so be sure to register today!
Burke County Office Park
715 W 6th St
Waynesboro, GA 30830
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