Ag Biz Masters is an FSA Certified interactive learning series designed specifically for young and beginning farmers. The two-year program takes a blended learning approach with on-demand, eLearning modules and activities, coupled with live webinar instruction.   

The registration fee is $225, however when you successfully complete the course and if you reside within Horizon Farm Credit's territory, we’ll reimburse you the whole fee, making the course FREE! 

Throughout the lifetime of the course, over 730 farmers have graduated from the educational offering.

What Do Participants Gain?

Investing in yourself is one of the best investments you can make. Throughout your journey with Ag Biz Masters you’ll build a solid business foundation by learning how to create a business plan for your own farm business, while gaining additional insight.  

  • Save time – Regular business degrees can take over two full years. Each year of the Ag Biz Masters course is approximately 12 hours of instruction of over three months.  
  • Make better decisions – Knowing how your operation plays a role in the industry will help you make the right business decisions at the right time. 
  • Learn with your peers – Gain the chance to learn with your classmates and network with past alumni and industry leaders. 
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  • Registration  
  • Live Virtual Instruction Session  
  • Module 1 - Megatrends of Agriculture  
  • Module 2 - Strategic Business Planning  
  • Live Virtual Instruction Session 
  • Module 3 - Preparing for Your Lender  
  • Module 4 - Constructing a Balance Sheet  
  • Module 5 - Constructing an Income Statement & Cash Flow Projection  
  • Live Virtual Instruction Session 
  • Year 1 Completion  

  • Registration  
  • Live Virtual Instruction Kick Off Session 
  • Module 6 - Understanding Lending Decisions  
  • Module 7 - Farm Business Management Factors & Benchmarks   
  • Live Virtual Instruction Session 
  • Module 8 - Growth & Transition Management  
  • Module 9 - Personal Financial Management  
  • Module 10 - Communications, Ethics & Leadership  
  • Live Virtual Instruction Session 
  • Graduation  
The Brown family

“Ag Biz Masters provided me with a solid foundation and network of resources to help grow my farm. “


Ryan Brown, 2018 Graduate

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Do I need high-speed internet to participate? 

High-speed internet is necessary to view the online modules, but in certain situations, we will accommodate those that do not have access with a paper copy of the course materials. An active email address is required. 

How do I sign up?  

Open enrollment runs from November 1 through December 15 each year. The registration fee is $225, however when you successfully complete the course, we’ll reimburse you the whole fee, making the course FREE!  

How many participants does the registration fee cover? 

Registration covers a single operator as well as couples and/or business partners that want to take the class at the same time. The registration fee covers up to two people per registration. Upon successful completion of the program, you are reimbursed the full tuition amount for participants in our footprint.

When do I get access to course materials? 

Once your registration is complete and paid for, you will receive a username and password to access the online modules through Farm Credit University, along with access to all webinar live instruction resources via email.