The University of Missouri Agricultural Lenders School was developed to provide in-depth training in agricultural finance for lenders seeking to make good loan decisions in today's marketplace.
Early career lenders (zero to five years experience) or experienced lenders who are assuming new agricultural loan responsibilities are the intended audience for this school.
Since the MU Agricultural Lenders School was founded in 2000, it has successfully trained more than 400 agricultural lenders from Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Participants typically work in banks, farm credit associations, agribusinesses, state agencies and finance companies.
Here's what some previous participants had to say about the school:
"The Agricultural Lending School helped me understand why we take all of the information that we do from our customers. It brought everything together and showed me the bigger picture."
- Greg Gard, PCSB Bank, Clarinda, Iowa
"I had a wonderful experience with the Mizzou Ag Lending School. The variety of agricultural topics and tools given have already helped me understand our customers better. The material will become even more useful as I get deeper into ag lending."
- Brandon Pylate, Montgomery Bank, Jackson, Missouri
"As a fairly new loan officer, I felt the school offered valuable tools and insight into the business of ag lending and I know I will use the information learned for the rest of my career."
- Stephanie Tyler, FCS Financial, Missouri
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If you have questions regarding specific program content, please contact Ryan Milhollin at (573) 882-0668 or MilhollinR@missouri.edu. For more information or special accommodations, please contact Jewel Coffman at (573) 882-4349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is sponsored by the Commercial Agriculture Program at the University of Missouri, Missouri Independent Bankers Association and FCS Financial.