Vol. 108 2024 Issue 2 (Mar/Apr)

51st Annual Midwest Agricultural Banking School

The Midwest Agricultural Banking School, a partnership between Purdue University and the Indiana Bankers Association in coordination with Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan bankers associations, was held on the campus of Purdue University Nov. 27-29, 2023. This program equips bankers and agribusiness professionals with the practical knowledge and skills needed to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of agricultural finance. Twenty-three agricultural bankers participated in the school.

Since 1973, the Midwest Agricultural Banking School has been a cornerstone for ag finance education, serving agricultural bankers from across the Midwest. This year’s program welcomed a new generation of learners eager to deepen their understanding of critical topics like emerging technologies and their impact on agricultural production and risk management, analyzing and managing farmland values and lease arrangements, and building strong relationships with agricultural clients and understanding their unique needs.

The school’s curriculum, crafted by agricultural economists and experienced bankers, offers a blend of classroom instruction, real-world scenarios and networking opportunities. Faculty members, chosen for their expertise and engaging teaching styles, included Purdue University agricultural economists and extension faculty, bankers with extensive experience in agricultural lending and risk management, agricultural consultants, and specialists with insights into the latest trends and challenges.

The Midwest Agricultural Banking School is an investment in your career and the future of agricultural finance. Whether you’re a seasoned banker seeking to refine your skills, a young professional building your expertise, or an agribusiness professional seeking a deeper understanding of the financial landscape, this program offers valuable knowledge and connections. The next Midwest Agricultural Banking School will be held Dec. 2-5, 2024, at Purdue University.

Contact me at (765) 494-4324,, or Laurie Rees at (317) 387-9380, for more information about the 2024 Midwest Agricultural Banking School.

We congratulate the graduates of the 2023 Midwest Agricultural Banking School!

Students of the 2023 Midwest Agricultural Banking School gathered at Purdue University in November 2023.

Brady grew up on a family farm in Oklahoma that raised wheat, soybeans, alfalfa and cattle. He is now director of the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management dual degree program at Purdue University. His research agenda includes the broader topics of agribusiness and profitability, agricultural finance and production/supply chain issues at the farm level.

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