Know to Grow

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Farm Credit young producer workshops curate the financial expertise of agriculture’s next generation

Today’s young and beginning farmers will shape the future of the industry, and they are a fast-growing segment of Farm Credit’s customer base. We created the Know to Grow program to serve their unique needs.

These special workshops provide educational opportunities and mentoring to young and beginning farmers throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

In Know to Grow workshops, participants learn to create business plans, accurately assess the financial strengths and weaknesses of their operations and work through the process of improving farm profitability and financial performance. Young and beginning farmers with developed business plans receive guidance from Farm Credit professionals and universities to evaluate their plans and benchmark them against those of others. Tailored, individualized sessions help ensure participant success.

More than 325 farmers graduated from Farm Credit’s first Know to Grow series in 2015 and the program continues to grow.