June 5-9, 2017 • Columbia, Missouri


The five day curriculum was developed to educate and challenge participants in the school. All sessions and activities focus on practical applications critical to an agricultural lending operation.

The first two and half days will be taught by Dr. Freddie Barnard from Purdue University. Dr. Barnard was a pioneer in the development of the Farm Financial Standards and is a leading agricultural finance professor in the US. Other speakers for the rest of the week will be a variety of lending professionals, university faculty and other experts who will share their expertise and experiences on topics important to agricultural lenders. Speakers use presentations, exercises, and case studies to provide a variety of educational learning experiences. On day four, participants in the Agricultural Lenders School will join the Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium, a two-day annual program focused on current topics in agricultural lending.