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Agriculture Lenders Workshop


For more than 35 years, the Agriculture Lenders Workshop has been a professional development experience for beginning and continuing lenders and other financial professionals in the agricultural industry. This 4-day workshop provided by Olds College will give each participant a window into today’s agriculture and instruction about how to be an effective farm lender.

Dates: June 3 - 6, 2024

Length of Workshop: 4 Days

Delivery: In-Person

Cost: $1095

* includes all the sessions and materials required for the workshop. 

Credentials: Non-credit

Content Overview:

  • Keynote speakers on the industry today, market outlook and succession planning
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Presentations from industry leaders on production, and key success factors in the cash crop, beef, poultry, dairy and greenhouse enterprises
  • Real time interactions with presenters
  • Interactive “How To” sessions dealing with client interviews, farm calls, sales and hard conversations
  • Hands on lending experience through Case Study group work featuring a real producer and real lending scenario
  • Networking with other ag lenders


2024 Keynote Speaker: Ben Campbell

Ben Campbell started Grazed Right in 2013 with a goal of bringing people back to the land and to the ranch to see firsthand where your food comes from. Being a short 30 minute drive from the Calgary city limits, he invites all to come and see how cattle are raised, handled and how they live. Ben is both a third generation farmer and a first generation farmer. Being disconnected from the family farm growing up Ben started from scratch learning about agriculture and has quickly grown in knowledge, winning Alberta's 2022 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. His ranch is rooted in sustainable and ecological agriculture, sitting in the convergence of four main ecological zones in Alberta. His passion is to work with animals on the land, reconnecting with nature and sharing that experience with others. Along with his wife and three sons, Henry, Charles and William, Ben and Steph are redefining the agriculture industry through environmental sustainability and maintaining the idea that cattle serve the needs of the grass and the soil.

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