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. 

Faculty and Featured Speakers:

Dr. David M. Kohl, President, AgriVisions, LLC
Dr. Matthew Roberts, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, The Ohio State University
Dr. Daryll Ray, Blasingame Chair of Excellence & Director, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee
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