The Top 12 Credit Risks in Agricultural Lending

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Managing agricultural lending risk and opportunities require practices that have stood the test of time, regardless of the economic cycle. The agricultural industry is now in the fifth year of an economic reset. What are the domestic and global macro-economic factors that will impact the individual credit and overall loan portfolio? International trade, interest rates, and mega trends, such as consumer trends and technology, are variables that can influence the direction of agriculture and ag lending. What are the latest agricultural lending practices in determining sound credits and those that offer opportunity for growth, versus those that are incurring portfolio risk? What are the top credit risks in agricultural lending?

Recorded April 26, 2018

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  • Status of the economic drivers of change in the current cycle, domestically and globally
  • Wisdom of lending practices, regardless of the economic cycle
  • Dashboard of economic and financial ratios for managing credit risk
  • Agricultural lending practices that represent opportunities for growth versus those that incur portfolio risks
  • A blended approach to agricultural credit analysis
  • Answers to the most common questions Dr. Kohl receives

    • Macro-economic dashboard for determining the status and direction of the economy (domestically and globally)
    • Business and financial characteristics of various degrees of credit risk
    • Seven major questions to ask when conducting accrual analysis
    • Refining request filter guide
    • Case examples to illustrate concepts such as working capital, core equity, burn rate, and balanced approach to agricultural credit analysis
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This informative webcast is a prime learning environment for new and experienced ag lenders, board members, management, and your customers (the growers and producers).

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Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
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