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Young Farmer Advisory Council Members Complete AgBiz Planner Class

Young Farmer Advisory Council

Central Kentucky Ag Credit recently recognized several members of the Young Farmer Adversity Council for successful completion of the 2017 AgBiz Planner Class. 

AgBiz Planner is a ten module e-Learning course that includes two face-to-face meetings with Dr. Steve Isaacs, University of Kentucky Ag Economics Professor. The AgBiz Planner course helps farmers and those living a rural lifestyle to create a successful business plan and strengthen communication with their lender. 

Those members who completed the class include: Tyler and Kelli Buckely of Anderson County, John and Kayla Rankin of Bourbon County, Michael Guilfoil of Fayette County, Terry and Jaime Lunsford of Jessamine County, Kevin and Paige Mattingly of Marion County, 

James and Julie Lyons of Scott County and Casey and Kylie Reed of Lincoln County. 

The Young Farmer Advisory Council was established in 2013 and consists of young farmers representing all counties and commodities in central Kentucky. The council meets a few times a year to learn more about the business side of agriculture, some topics include: record keeping, business planning and generational transfer issues. 

Recently, the council has been working to create the ideal program for young, beginning and small farmers in the Bluegrass. This new program is called Central Kentucky AgStart and focuses on education, mentorship, a resource base and financial services. The educational piece of this program is the AgBiz Planner class. 

Central Kentucky Ag Credit President and CEO, Jim Caldwell said, “In today’s ag environment, young and beginning farmers need a solid understanding of the financial side of the business. Our AgStart program is designed to help develop these essential skills.” 

If you would like more information on the AgBiz Planner contact Central Kentucky Ag Credit at 859-253-3249 or AgCreditOnline.com. 

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