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ABA Commercial Lending School - Agricultural

April 26 - May 1, 2020 • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

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Curriculum

2019 Course Catalog  |  Advisory Board

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.

​​​2019 Schedule

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Sunday, April 28
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm School Registration
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Orientation
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Banking, the Economy & Credit Outlook
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception
Monday, April 29
8:00 am - 10:00 am Market Intelligence: Making Good Use of Borrower Interviews
10:15 am - 12:00 pm Integrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Integrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis
Tuesday, April 30
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Case Studies in the World of Ag Loan Workout
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Elective Courses: Students choose one each period.
  • Financing Poultry
  • Financing Cattle
  • Financing Field Crops
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm Elective Courses: Students choose one each period.
  • Financing Diary
  • Financing Field Crops
Wednesday, May 1
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Case Studies in Agricultural Risk Management I
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Case Studies in Agricultural Risk Management II
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2019 US Agricultural Outlook: Where Are We in the Credit Cycle?
Thursday, May 2
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Agricultural Lending Risk Management Tools
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Unique Features of Agricultural Appraisals
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Unique Features of Agricultural Title Work
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Being an Ag Lender
Friday, May 3
8:00 am - 11:30 am Clause & Effect; Good Deal Gone Bad
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Student Wrap Up
12:00 pm School Adjourns

Schedule and course offerings subject to change.

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​Program Questions? Please contact Susan Bonney for more information.

 

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