Pre-Conference Workshop

Mid-South Agricultural

Finance Conference.

216 Business Administration

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7350


Jennifer Schlicht

Pre-Conference Workshop

August 7, 2018

Financial and Management Boot Camp

Dr. David Kohl

Dr. David Kohl
Dr. Freddie Barnard

Dr. Freddie Barnard





This pre-conference event is a hands-on, once in a blue moon event with both Dr. Freddie Barnard and Dr. David Kohl together for a one day and evening to discuss the nuts and bolts of agricultural finance and business management. This is a special opportunity for both lenders and producers to sharpen their skill set concerning financial principles in today’s challenging but opportunistic environment. However, young farmers are highly encouraged to attend.


The sessions will specifically address:

  • How the balance sheet and income statement can give you better reads on financial and management performance.
  • The golden rules of management and finance that sets apart the performing businesses.
  • The latest credit and financial analysis benchmarks to measure business success.
  • How to effectively grow the business by utilizing financial and management rules of the road.

Participants will get to engage and discuss these matters with two of the leading agricultural finance economists that were founding members of the United States Farm Financial Standards Task Force.


This will be an interactive educational event with case studies, worksheets, and tool kits that can be taken back to the businesses to lending institutions.


This boot camp may be one of the last opportunities to learn from and engage with these leaders of agricultural finance that have experienced many agricultural cycles during their careers.


(Open to the first 60 to register and is seperate from the conference)


8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Workshop Begins

12:00 pm Lunch

1-5:30 pm Workshop Session

6:00-8:00 pm Dinner and Discussion with Dave and Freddie

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