LFCC Offers Agribusiness Course Fall 2012

For Immediate Release:
May 23, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will offer a new course for Fall 2012, AGR 143: Introduction to Agribusiness and Financial Management. The course is designed to assist individuals who are interested in starting their own business (farm or otherwise), and those who would like to become better employers and employees through enhanced understanding of management and finance concepts.  The class will be taught by Melissa McDonald, NBCT, a full time Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at James Wood High School.

 The course can provide students with credits toward an agriculture degree through a four-year school, such as Virginia Tech, or with practical knowledge for their own business enterprise.  Topics covered will include understanding consumer demand, marketing, forecasting and budgeting as planning tools, understanding financial statements, selecting and motivating employees, and understanding different business legal structures.

 The course will be offered on Monday nights, 6-9 p.m. at the Middletown campus.  Students interested in having the class distanced to the Fauquier or Luray LFCC locations should contact Dr. Morgan Phenix at [email protected] .  Financial aid is available for those who qualify.  More information on LFCC registration and financial aid can be found on the College’s website, www.lfcc.edu .


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.