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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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  • Sun, Apr 26

  • Mon, Apr 27

  • Tues, Apr 28

  • Wed, Apr 29

  • Thu, Apr 30

  • Fri, May 1

Sun, Apr 26

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

School Registration

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Orientation

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Banking, the Economy and Credit Outlook

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Reception

Mon, Apr 27

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Ag and Rural Bankers Update

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Market Intelligence: Making Good Use of Borrower Interviews

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Integrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Integrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis (Cont’d)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Integrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis (Cont’d)

Tues, Apr 28

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Case Studies in the World of Ag Loan Workout

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Cast Studies in the World of Ag Loan Workout (Cont’d)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Electives (Choose One)

  1. Financing Beef
  2. Financing Dairy
  3. Financing Row Crops

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Electives (Choose One)

  1. Financing Beef
  2. Financing Dairy
  3. Financing Row Crops

Wed, Apr 29

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

US Agricultural Outlook 2020

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Case Studies in Agricultural Risk Management

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Case Studies in Agricultural Risk Management (Cont’d)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Case Studies in Agricultural Risk Management (Cont’d)

Thu, Apr 30

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lender Risk Management Tools

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Unique Features of Agricultural Appraisals

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Unique Features of Agricultural Title Work

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Clause and Effect: Good Deal Gone Bad

Fri, May 1

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Ag Portfolio Management NEW

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Collateral Fraud: Navigating Risk in Ag Lending NEW

11:30 AM

School Adjourns

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