Agricultural Credit Risk 2017: Answers to Critical Questions

Thursday, April 20, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

The agricultural economic picture can challenge even the best lenders who are providing debt capital to agriculture and rural America. What are the global economic forces and mega trends that will impact profits and cash flows of farm/ranch businesses and suppliers providing products and services to the farms? What is the interest rate environment and what impact will the rise of rates, strength of the dollar, and oil and domestic economic environment have on agricultural customers and those that lend to agriculture? Will land values continue to hold? What factors may result in a correction? What are the financial characteristics of high-risk customers? What are other factors that ag lenders need to monitor on the radar screen?

To customize this webinar, registrants may submit up to two questions each concerning agricultural issues. Questions will be addressed during the webinar in the order received, so submit your questions early! Email your questions to Dr. Kohl at sullylab@vt.edu by Monday, April 17th with “Webinar Questions for 04/20/17” as the subject line.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request


  • Global trends and variables that will influence economics for 2017 and beyond
  • Summary of factors and variables that can be used as a dashboard for economic changes
  • A new dashboard of financial factors that are often observed in resilient and growth-oriented customers, those in recovery, and vulnerable ones
  • New discussion on burn rate on working capital and core equity
  • Answers to the most commonly asked questions Dr. Kohl receives

    • Financial dashboard with calculations for resilience and growth, recovery, and vulnerable customers
    • Management dashboard for resilience and growth, recovery, and vulnerable customers
    • Checklist of questions for customers
    • Case example of new burn rate on core equity
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


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

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