ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference

November 11-14, 2018  •  Omaha, Nebraska
 
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New Ag Banker

These sessions offered at the conference are targeted to bankers relatively new to agricultural lending with between one and seven years of lending experience or professionals transitioning to ag banking from other careers. The New Ag Banker sessions are the perfect way to get an update or refresh your knowledge on key areas of operations.

Look Back at the 2017 Sessions:

  • Analyzing Collateral: "Show Me the Money"
    We will look at new and longstanding considerations for assessing collateral for new and existing borrowers including strong, marginal and problem borrowers. Learn how collateral weighs into the perceived credit risk of a borrower including real life examples.

    Speaker: Giulio Camerini, CRC, Crowe Horwath LLP, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
  • Loan Documentation – How to Avoid Pitfalls
    This session will cover loan documentation tips and strategies to maximize enforcement of rights as well as avoid pitfalls. Topics to be discussed include collateral descriptions, crop insurance assignments, entity authority issues, intercreditor issues and production money priority loans.

    Speaker: David I. Cisar, Von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Advanced Credit Analysis
    All too often agricultural producers show a loss on their tax returns to minimize their tax obligations and then assure the lender the operation is doing well. However, during difficult financial times, a true assessment of firm profitability is needed and a complete evaluation of repayment capacity is essential. This session will build on the foundation laid in previous conferences for basic credit analysis, with the addition of the calculation of key financial ratios and the use of comparative data.

    Speaker: Freddie L. Barnard, Ph.D., Professor/Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Top Ten Things to Do (Or Not Do) to Survive Agricultural Problem Loans and Bankruptcy Cases
    Many bankers are currently (or may soon be) dealing with problem agricultural loans. This session will provide an overview of issues bankers should be aware of when facing a problem loan. You’ll learn strategies that can maximize recovery in the shortest period of time and with the least cost and expense. This presentation will also highlight the unique loan structure issues and problems associated with dealing with a workout of agricultural loans or bankruptcy cases.

    Speaker: Steven C. Turner, Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, Nebraska