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    What is Agribusiness Lending?

      Agribusiness Lending examines the unique factors associated with lending to farms and farm-related businesses and teaches participants how agribusiness financial statements are constructed.
      It also discusses the importance of evaluating management’s effectiveness and integrity, and assesses the economic, environmental and market conditions that influence an agribusiness. Finally, it provides the framework for assessing a borrower’s loan repayment sources and identifies credit structuring techniques aimed at mitigating the risks identified during the risk assessment process.

    What will you learn by taking this course?

    • Assess agribusiness lending opportunities
    • Differentiate the accounting practices and financial statements of agribusinesses from those of other commercial enterprises
    • Recognize the components of and evaluate a cash budget
    • Perform sensitivity analyses to determine how deviations from projected performance might impact credit risk
    • Explain the role of field inspections and property appraisals in evaluating an agribusiness’s operations and identifying security
    • Perform qualitative risk analyses that reflect the current economic, environmental and market conditions impacting the agricultural sector
    • Use loan covenants and other credit enhancements to mitigate risk

    With Moody’s Analytics eLearning:

    • You will remain engaged in training, thanks to our interactive lessons and quizzes.
    • You complete module-level pretests that will help you identify where to focus your studies.
    • You develop skills you can immediately apply on the job, instantly transforming your performance.

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