Carolina Farm Credit announced the participants who graduated from the 11th annual Ag Biz Planner program and the 4th annual Ag Biz Basics program.
The graduating participants from Carolina Farm Credit were: Catherine and Rick Topel from Waynesville.
The programs included a total of 54 participants from five Farm Credit Associations throughout North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
The Farm Credit University (FCU) Ag Biz Planner and Ag Biz Basics programs were developed and led by David Kohl, Professor Emeritus from Virginia Tech. Dr. Kohl is considered an agricultural finance and business management expert.
The courses teach young, beginning, small, veteran, and/or minority farmers new business skills to successfully manage and grow their operations.