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Introduction to Agribusiness Overview

This FREE Introduction to Agribusiness course highlights the characteristics of the agribusiness value chain, its components, and typical sub-sectors. We will identify common production systems and its operations, along with the risks producers and lenders face and also the opportunities to structure financing. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the agribusiness value chain, and specific crop and livestock operations such as beef cattle, pork, poultry, egg, and dairy production systems, to name a few. You will be able to classify sub-sectors and consider their operating cycles and risks. Recognizing financing opportunities and some structuring considerations will help any lenders who wish to expand their agricultural knowledge in this course and beyond.

Introduction to Agribusiness Learning Objectives

  • Highlight the characteristics of the agribusiness value chain and its components.
  • Describe common production systems and how producers operate.
  • Identify agricultural sub-sectors that financial services professionals are likely to come across.
  • Explain cyclicality, risks, and financing opportunities for producers and lenders.

Introduction to Agribusiness is a FREE prep course of CFI’s CBCA® program

CFI’s Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills including credit structuring, documentation, and review procedures. From beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class commercial banker or credit analyst.

Who should take this CBCA® course?

This Introduction to Agribusiness course is perfect for aspiring or beginner-level ag lenders, including general business and commercial bankers, credit analysts, real estate lenders, equipment finance, loan & mortgage brokers, and other private (non-bank) lenders.

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