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.
Who Should Take This 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.