Education & Events
2018 Midwest Agricultural Banking School
Bankers demand a strong return on education, “ROE,” in terms of dollars, time, & effort spent. You can count on the Midwest Agricultural Banking School to provide:
- Practical, hands-on curriculum designed for learning by doing and for easy application at the bank;
- Small class size to increase networking opportunities and personalized instruction;
- A school designed and governed by bankers and taught by experienced bankers and consultants;
- Reasonable enrollment fees and an academic atmosphere conducive to a stimulating learning experience.
The curriculum for the Midwest Agricultural Banking School is designed to provide you with the practical aspects of agricultural credit & finance, farm management, marketing & related subjects. The core curriculum was developed by, and is maintained in cooperation with, the Kansas/Nebraska Schools of Banking, and the sponsoring state bankers associations. The development and
implementation of this curriculum has involved literally hundreds of bankers and has resulted in a nationwide system of quality banker education.
The 2018 Midwest Agricultural Banking School delivers a solid foundation in agricultural credit principles and the most timely topics of the day, all with a minimum investment of time and money!
- Economic Outlook
- Introduction to Agricultural Financial Statements
- Agricultural Credit Analysis & Decision Making
- Farm Service Agency Programs
- The Farm Bill - Impact on Decisions
- Environmental Audits - What to Look For and Why
- Marketing Alternatives
- Structuring Agricultural Loans
- Problem Loans: Indicators
- Alternatives Used to Control Land and Facility Resources
- Crop Insurance
- Customer Relationship Development
Optional Review Session
Fundamentals of Midwest Agriculture:
Agronomic and Farm Management Factors - Monday Afternoon
Agricultural production speaks its own language and follows its own production and marketing practices. To those not familiar with agriculture, the terminology, production practices, marketing & governmental programs can be confusing and may lead to misunderstandings. For those lenders who are not familiar with agriculture, and want an introductory course prior to the start of the school, a session is scheduled for Monday afternoon that will include:
- Crop and livestock terminology
- Land rental arrangements
- Crop production practices & costs
- Livestock production & costs
Faculty for the school includes academicians, bankers & agricultural professionals. These instructors have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and presentation skills. The faculty for this year's school, include: Dr. Freddie Barnard, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University; Dr. Bruce Erickson, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, Dr. Michael Langemeier, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, Dr. Larry DeBoer, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, Amanda Borne, Farm Loan Officer, Farm Service Agency; Cary Mawbey, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Dr. Chris Hurt, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University; Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service; Dan Devlin, PNC Bank; Deanna Hunt, Merchants Bank of Indiana; Craig Langley, First Farmers Bank and Trust; Howard Halderman, Halderman Farm Management; Larry Kummer, Ag One Agency, Inc., Joe Walter, Ag One Agency, Inc.; Ken Perkins, First Farmers Bank & Trust.
Monday, November 26
Optional Review - Introduction to Agriculture
1:00 pm Fundamentals of Midwest Agriculture: Agronomic Factors
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Fundamentals of Midwest Agriculture: Farm Management
3:00 pm Hotel Check-In: Four Points by Sheraton
5:00 pm School Check-In/Social Hour: Four Points by Sheraton
6:00 pm Dinner: Four Points by Sheraton: Economic Outlook with Guest Speaker: Larry DeBoer, Professor, Purdue University
Tuesday, November 27
8:00 am Agricultural Financial Statements
10:00 am Break - Class Picture Taken
10:30 am Farm Service Agency Programs
Noon Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm Agricultural Credit Analysis and Decision-making
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Farm Bill: Impact on Decisions
5:00 pm Dinner on your own
Wednesday, November 28
8:00 am Environmental Audits: What to Look For and Why
9:00 am Marketing Alternatives
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Structuring Agricultural Loans
Noon Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm Problem Loans: Indicators
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Alternatives Used to Control Land & Facility Resources
3:45 pm Crop Insurance
5:00 pm Dinner on your own
6:00 - 8:00 pm Customer Relationship Development
Thursday, November 29 - Agricultural Clinic
7:30 am Ag Clinic Registration
8:00 am Early Bird Session
9:15 am Opening General Session
10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
11:45 am Luncheon
1:00 pm General Sessions
4:00 pm Program Adjourns
The Midwest Agricultural Bank School will be held at the Purdue University Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Students will be housed at the Four Points by Sheraton, 1600 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47906. One student is assigned to each room.
$75 Monday Review
100% surcharge is applied to Non-Members.
Participation in IBA programs is limited to members, associate members, and nonmembers from an eligible membership category at applicable member or non-member rates.
The Agricultural Banking School will hold its 46th annual session November 26 - November 29, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Co-sponsored by the Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio & Michigan bankers associations and the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue. This school is designed to further enhance the education of bankers in the field of agricultural finance.
As one of the 68 land-grant colleges and universities created through the Morrill Act of 1862, Purdue has acquired a reputation as one of America’s leading universities. Agriculture was one of two divisions originally established at Purdue in 1869, and since that time, Purdue has grown to become a recognized leader in all areas of agricultural education.
Classroom work features practical aspects of agricultural credit and finance, farm management, marketing and related subjects, plus case studies and an evening seminar.
Requirements and Regulations
Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Absences may be excused only because of illness, catastrophe or extenuating circumstances, based upon a written statement submitted to and approved by the school trustees.
Registration & Schedule
Registration and Social hour will be Monday, November 26 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Students will then attend a dinner followed by a short program. On Tuesday and Wednesday classes will be held at Purdue University (Stewart Center, Room 279) from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions please contact Laurie Rees at 317-387-9380 or via e-mail at Lrees@indianabankers.org.
Any applicant withdrawing from the school before October 26, 2018, will receive a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. Any applicant cancelling after October 26, 2018 or failing to appear at the school will forfeit the entire registration fee. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a per-person basis by the trustees of the school. Requests for refunds due to extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing.