Course Length: 8 weeks
Designed for individuals who are new to Ag Lending or who have limited experience, Introduction to Ag Lending will provide participants with the basic skills needed to begin to undertake credit analysis, loan structuring, monitoring, and provide guidance on dealing with problem loans.This course was developed in conjunction with the Schools of Banking, Inc., a jointly-owned subsidiary of the Kansasand Nebraska Bankers Associations.
Audience: Those new to agricultural lending or with limited experience.
After successfully completing this program, you will be able to:
- Describe the size and scope of U.S. agriculture and the characteristics of the four main classifications of farm size
- Describe the purpose of the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC) and the impact of the FFSC recommendations on agricultural lending
- Recognize and identify the key financial statements as recommended by the FFSC
- Define the classification of assets and liabilities for two category and three category balance sheets
- Calculate deferred taxes and the impact of such taxes on agriculture financial analysis and lender decisions
- Understand the differences between cash and accrual income statements
- Have a working knowledge of accrual income statements and their impact on proper financial analysis and lender decision making
- Understand the statement of owner equity
- Understand the role of cash flow analysis in an agriculture operation and in making lending decisions
- Have a working knowledge of the “Sweet Sixteen” ratios, specifically: Repayment, Liquidity and Solvency Analysis
- Describe the importance and purpose of a loan policy in your bank.
$475 - Members
$575 - Non-members
Students must register 1 week prior to the start of the course.