Investing in the knowledge and financial literacy of our community is critical to successfully supporting the future of agriculture. Through our Grow Ahead program, we provide a variety of educational resources and tools for the next generation of farmers - and you don't have to be a customer to benefit!
Ag Biz Basics
Ag Biz Basics is a fast-paced educational course that allows you to establish written goals, prepare a projected cash flow statement, update a balance sheet, and create a cash income statement. This is a fully virtual and on-demand experience. Ag Biz Basics Educator option is a teacher subscription that provides access to online modules, a workbook, and quizzes. This annual subscription allows educators to access the content through a single login with the ability to show modules in a group setting.
Ag Biz Masters
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. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about strategic business planning, constructing a balance sheet, income statements, cash flow, and how to prepare for your lender while building your personalized business plan.
Ag Mentor Program
Through a collaboration of organizations, the Mentor Program was created as a new free and confidential resource to help farmers. The ag mentor program connects mentors with agriculture backgrounds with beginning farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs. Visit SCORE to request a mentoring session with someone with similar farm or food business involvement. The mentoring is free, confidential, and administered by SCORE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Development Center.
Within the application, note your involvement in a farm or food business, or request an agricultural mentor.
Learning Center News & Resources
News & UpdatesJune 01, 2023
Farm Credit Invites New and Beginning Farmers to Apply for Grant FundingHorizon Farm Credit announced the 2023 kick-off of its JumpStart program, which provides grant funding to help new farmers establish and grow their operations. The JumpStart grant program awards $10...
BlogMay 26, 2023
Grow Ahead: Resources for Success in AgricultureA successful farming operation doesn’t happen by chance. It takes tremendous expertise, exceptional commitment, a great deal of planning, and a tireless work ethic. Maximizing farm profitability also...
News & UpdatesMay 01, 2023
Farm Credit Announces New Program to Assist the Next Generation of FarmersHorizon Farm Credit announced the launch of its Grow Ahead program, which features new financing options to help the next generation of farmers access the capital they need, as well as educational...