Classroom Workshops

A signature component of Centrec's services has been in designing, developing, and delivering training programs for the ag credit industry. Thousands of ag credit professionals have attended training programs designed and delivered by Centrec since 1982. Centrec's success in the credit training field can be attributed to the underlying philosophy inherent in all of its programs. They are intensively paced to continually challenge attendees on both conceptual and practical grounds.

Our instructors and presenters has an extensive background in both the agricultural industry and the specific functional areas being taught. This allows a strong appreciation for the practical application of the subject matter. Finally, all training programs heavily utilize actual case study situations to reinforce the learning process.

To schedule a workshop or to learn when it is available near you, contact Centrec.

  • This three-day workshop is designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s agricultural lender. Thousands of ag lenders have attended this workshop, from all segments of the ag finance industry.

    Twice a year RMA and Centrec join together to deliver this program designed to meet the needs of today's agricultural lender.  It focuses on the analysis and interpretation of historic and projected farm and ranch financial statements.

    Key workshop topics

    Measuring Profit

    Cash Flow and Repayment Capacity

    The Financial Analysis Process

    Working With Incomplete Information

    World Agriculture in the 21st Century

    The Emerging Ag Lending Environment

    Who will benefit from this workshop?

    Experienced ag lenders, loan reviewers, auditors, and examiners who want to enhance their ability to assess accurately the creditworthiness of agricultural borrowers. This program works well as either a core component of a curriculum for lenders with two to five years of experience or a refresher of ag credit concepts for experienced lenders.

    How will you benefit from this workshop?

    You will get hands-on experience working with the instructors and other experienced lenders in applying credit analysis techniques to real-life credit requests. By gaining an understanding of the mechanics and philosophies of agricultural credit analysis, you will be able to:

    Ask the right questions to get an accurate picture of the borrower’s financial condition

    Make sound credit decisions with confidence based on commonly available information

    Identify and articulate the key strengths and weaknesses of a credit request

    Establish structure of the relationship accordingly

    Build a stronger ag loan portfolio

  • This two-day workshop is designed specifically to illustrate how credit risk can be optimized through the use of effective loan structuring and focuses on working capital and repayment capacity.

  • A two-day course that focuses on the basic financial statements in agriculture: balance sheets, income statements, owner equity, cash flows, and repayment capacity.  It includes the compilation, reconciliation and interrelationships of these financial statements, as well as the data requirements for sound credit analysis.

  • This two day workshop is designed specifically to help the ag banker become more effective in lending to farm and ranch operations that use sophisticated marketing strategies.

  • These two-day workshops are targeted for experienced lending staff.  Topics are developed based on current market and lending conditions and normally contain credit, risk and/or industry-specific topics.

  • The objective of this workshop is for the audience to develop a basic mastery of the suite of system dynamics methods. To meet the objective, participants learn to articulate a problem using system thinking methods, to utilize the iThink software to model simple systems, and to communicate effectively about problems and solutions in terms of dynamic feedback.

  • Centrec has provided customized training for hundreds of organizations, including design, development, and delivery.  Please contact us to see how we can assist with your organizations training needs.