Led by a premier faculty consisting of industry experts and analysts, the Mid-South School of Advanced Agricultural Lending is designed specifically for professionals with two or more years of experience in Ag or related lending. The MSAAL is a service of the Horace and Sara Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking and the Gil Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture in collaboration with the regional lending community. The curriculum provides the most up-to-date and relevant skills needed to assess risk, improve profitability, and serve customers in today’s highly competitive market. The School’s purpose is to provide Ag lenders across the Mid-South with the comprehensive tools and analytical methods needed to make the best loan decisions for their institution and its customers. Held on the picturesque campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin, the MSAAL focuses on high-quality and interactive instruction for a select group of students.
Dr. David M. Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University
Dr. Freddie Barnard, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Mr. Richard Brock, Owner and President, Brock Associates
Dr. Steve Isaacs, Extension Professor, University of Kentucky
Dr. Thomas H. Payne, Dean, Tennessee Tech University
Bruce Williams, Senior Account Representative, The Andersons Inc.
Worth Eubanks, Crop Insurance Specialist, Farm Credit Mid-America
Vince Bailey, VP Credit Agribusiness, Farm Credi Mid-America
Dr. Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Dr. Tim Cross, Chancellor, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Ms. Jennifer Schlicht, MSAAL Program Coordinator
Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture, MSSAAL Co-Director
Mr. John Clark, Interim Director, Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking, MSAAL Co-Director