Education & Events

2019 Midwest Agricultural Banking School

The Agricultural Banking School will hold its 46th annual session December 2--5, 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.

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.

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Curriculum & Faculty
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1:00 - 3:00 pm Fundamentals of Midwest Agriculture: Agronomic Factors
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Fundamentals of Midwest Agriculture: Farm Management
5:00 - 6:00 pm Hotel Check In and Social Hour
6:00 - 8:00 pm Banquet

8:00 -  9:00 am Environmental Audits: What to Look for and Why
9:00 - 10:30 am Agricultural Financial Statements
10:30 -10:45 am Break
10:45 -12:00 pm Farm Service Agency
12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch: on your own
1:00 - 2:45 pm Agricultural Credit Analysis
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 5:00 pm Customer Relationship Development 

8:00 - 9:00 AM Marketing Alternatives
9:00 - 10:15 am Structuring Agricultural Loans
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Problem Loans: Indicators
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch: on your own
1:00 - 2:30 pm Alternatives Used to Control Land and Facility Resources
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm Crop Insurance
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 6:00 pm Farm Bill: Impact on Decisions


Registration & Schedule
Registration and Social hour will be Monday, December 2nd  from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Students will then attend a dinner followed by a short program. On Tuesday and Wednesday classes will be held at Purdue University (Kranner Building, Room 278) from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Students will be housed at the Hilton Garden Inn, 356 E. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906. One student is assigned to each room.