Registration open for MU ag lenders school

  • Published: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registration is open for the University of Missouri Agricultural Lenders School, June 5-8 on the MU campus in Columbia.

The school is a unique opportunity for early to mid-career agricultural lenders, says MU Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin.

“The Agricultural Lenders School provides in-depth training in agricultural finance for lenders seeking to make good loan decisions in today’s marketplace,” Milhollin says. “Sessions use practical examples to demonstrate concepts focused on issues critical to successful agricultural lending. Speakers use a balance of presentations, exercises and case studies.”

Topics include an introduction to agricultural financial statements, keys to agricultural credit analysis, financial benchmarks and comparative data, communication with farmer clients, practical servicing issues specific to agriculture, emerging issues in agricultural finance, legal review and lien documentation, managing agricultural risks, completing the agricultural loan, and Farm Service Agency programs and perspectives.

Instructors include Freddie Barnard, Purdue University professor emeritus of agricultural economics and a pioneer in the development of Farm Financial Standards. Other speakers include lending professionals, industry experts and MU faculty members.

Since 2000, the school has trained more than 600 agricultural lenders from institutions across the United States, Milhollin says.

For details and registration, go to Registration deadline is May 15. For registration assistance, contact the MU Conference Office at [email protected] or 573-882-8320.

MU Extension, FCS Financial, Missouri Bankers Association and the Missouri Independent Bankers Association sponsor the program.

Writer: Linda Geist

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