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Curriculum | Commercial Lending School - Agricultural

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The Agricultural Lending School provides expert instruction on effective lending within the industry's specialized needs. Students will hone their skills in building reliable projections in an environment of commodity price volatility as well as employ agri-business-specific techniques to better analyze and evaluate opportunities. The school features real-life case studies, networking and group participation to help reinforce learning

Students will:

  • Explore the risk and rewards of both specific and general areas of Ag lending.
  • Investigate risk management tools that help minimize potential losses.
  • Develop tactics for early detection of deteriorating credits and how to manage out of them as well as best practices for preparing work-out loans.
  • Evaluate agricultural cycles and gain a solid understanding of analyzing and projecting ag-related financials, including cattle, field crops, poultry and dairy operations.

Schedule

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Sunday, April 28
12:00 pm - 2:30 pmSchool Registration
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmOrientation
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmBanking, the Economy & Credit Outlook
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmReception
Monday, April 29
8:00 am - 10:00 amMarket Intelligence: Making Good Use of Borrower Interviews
10:15 am - 12:00 pmIntegrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmIntegrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis
Tuesday, April 30
8:00 am - 12:00 pmCase Studies in the World of Ag Loan Workout
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmElective Courses: Students choose one each time period.
  • Financing Cattle
  • Financing Field Crops
  • Financing Poultry (Broilers/Egg Layers)
  • Financing Dairy
3:15 pm - 5:15 pmElective Courses: Students choose one each time period.
  • Financing Cattle
  • Financing Field Crops
  • Financing Poultry (Broilers/Egg Layers)
  • Financing Dairy
Wednesday, May 1
8:00 am - 12:00 pmCase Studies in Agricultural Risk Management I
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmCase Studies in Agricultural Risk Management II
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm2019 US Agricultural Outlook: Where Are We in the Credit Cycle?
Thursday, May 2
8:00 am - 12:00 pmAgricultural Lending Risk Management Tools
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmUnique Features of Agricultural Appraisals
2:45 pm - 4:15 pmUnique Features of Agricultural Title Work
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmThe Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Being an Ag Lender
Friday, May 3
8:00 am - 11:30 amClause & Effect; Good Deal Gone Bad
11:30 am - 12:00 pmStudent Wrap Up
12:00 pmSchool Adjourns

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