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Agribusiness Finance for Non-Finance Managers

June 17-21, 2019


Program Overview
In a world of tight margins and dynamic marketplaces, financial goals are gaining increased visibility throughout all areas of the agribusiness organization. It is more important than ever for non-financial managers to understand how their decisions impact company profitability. The two-part Agribusiness Finance workshop package covers the fundamentals of financial management in a way that reveals the story behind the numbers. Case studies and team-based assignments allow participants to immediately apply classroom concepts to real-world scenarios. Attendees establish a foundation of financial terminology useful in communicating the financial goals and performance of specific company areas to other parts of the organization, including the chief financial officer.

Part 1: Financial Analysis of Operating Decisions

June 17-19

Part 2: Investment Analysis for Future Success

June 19-21

Program Content

Part 1: Financial Analysis of Operating Decisions

  • Financial Analysis Relevance
  • Balance Sheets and Income Statements
  • Thinking Like a CFO
  • Earns, Turns, and Returns on Assets
  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Cash Conversion Cycle, Accounts Receivable, and Inventory Turnover
  • Leverage and Debt
  • State of the Financial Markets

Part 2: Investment Analysis for Future Success

  • State of the Financial Markets
  • Pro forma Cash Flow, Forecasting Sales, and Cost of Goods Sold
  • Working Capital and Fixed Expenses
  • Depreciation, Salvage Value, and Terminal Value
  • Discount Rates
  • Scenario and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Financial and Strategic Considerations
  • Customer Lifetime Value

Customize Ag Finance attendance to your needs. Attend Part 1, Part 2, or both.

Key Benefits

Part 1: Financial Analysis of Operating Decisions

  • Understand how your daily decisions impact the company's profitability.
  • Learn key financial terminology you can use to better communicate with financial managers.
  • Discover how to make more informed decisions by using financial statements.
  • Apply practical financial tools for examining profitability to relevant agribusiness industry situations.

Part 2: Investment Analysis for Future Success

  • Assess long-term asset investment opportunities for financial, operational, and strategic fit.
  • Perform financial analysis that influences the negotiations of merger or acquisition opportunities.
  • Transform marketing analysis using Customer Lifetime Value to deliver the most value to key customers.

All attendees will learn about and discuss the current financial market and its impact on agribusinesses.


Who Should Attend?

Non-financial mid- to upper-level managers who want to develop their understanding of business from a financial standpoint will benefit from both parts of this workshop. The sessions are intended for leaders who typically focus on sales, marketing, operations, or human resources activities; and whose responsibilities may include budgets, capital purchases, personnel costs, or other decisions that affect the company's bottom line. Past participants have told us they got even more benefit from Ag Finance when they attended with team members, because they were able to hold one another accountable and more easily implement concepts back at the office. 

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Program Dates

June 17-21, 2019


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Registration Fee

Part 1: $2,195/person
Part 2: $2,195/person
Part 1 & 2: $4,390/person

Is this program for you?

For questions about registration fees and more information about the program, contact:
April Sauer, Managing Director

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.

Registration fees include all program materials, refreshments and some meals. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the program is full, names will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Registration fees are due upon receipt of registration. Read the cancellation policy.

  Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an excellent program. It helped me understand the CFO role and improve my ability to interpret and interact with financial drivers.  

Joe Nail

Marketing Operations and Risk Mitigation Manager

  Agribusiness Finance is a great program! It was very applicable and will be useful in making decisions. It helped me better understand our business.  

Trent Torrance

Managing Director
JBS United