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Agribusiness Finance Part 1: Financial Analysis of Operating Decisions

June 17-19, 2019


Based on feedback from previous attendees, The Center for Food and Agricultural Business is pleased to present its Agribusiness Finance workshop in two parts for the first time ever.

If you’re unsure if part 1 or part 2 is right for you, Program Manager Emily Hoeing would be happy to assist.

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 can impact company profitability.

Part 1 of Agribusiness Finance is designed to help you improve decision-making that will lead to increased profitability and enhance communication of financial results with CEOs, CFOs, leadership peers and employees through deep understanding of financial terminology, statements and ratios.

Parts 1 & 2 of the Agribusiness Finance workshop package cover the fundamentals of financial management in ways that reveal the story behind the numbers. Case studies and team-based assignments allow participants to immediately apply classroom concepts to real-world scenarios.

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

Key Benefits

Part 1: Financial Analysis of Operating Decisions

  • Understand how your daily decisions impact company profitability.
  • Learn key financial terminology to better communicate with financial managers.
  • Discover how to make more informed decisions using financial statements.
  • Apply practical financial tools for examining profitability to relevant agribusiness industry situations.
  • Learn about and discuss the current financial market and its impact on agribusinesses.

Who Should Attend?

If you are an agribusiness professional responsible for a budget or building a case for business budgeting decisions within a team, this workshop is for you!

Agribusiness Finance Parts 1 & 2 are intended for non-financial mid- to upper-level managers. Those who want to develop their understanding of business from a financial standpoint will benefit from both parts of this workshop.

Past attendees have included leaders who typically focus on sales, marketing, operations, or human resources, and also have responsibilities managing and maintaining budgets, capital purchases and personnel costs or other decisions that affect the company's bottom line.

Participants have found additional benefit in attending with a team from their organization. For information on team pricing, please contact program manager, Emily Hoeing.

Not exactly what you’re looking for in a financial management workshop? Check out Agribusiness Finance Part 2: Investment Analysis for Future Success.

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Program Dates

June 17-19, 2019


Krannert Building Room 758
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Registration Fee

Part 1: $2,195/person (June 17-19)
Part 1 & 2: $4,390/person (June 17-21)

Is this program for you?

For questions about registration fees and more information about the program, contact:
Emily Hoeing, Key Account Manager

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