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Cornell University    
  Jan 20, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 4040 - Credit and Banking in Agriculture

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: AEM 2050 /AEM 4050  or AEM 2240  or equivalent. Enrollment limited to: Farm Credit Fellows Program.

J. Woodard.

This course is restricted to Farm Credit Fellows and is dedicated to the practical application of financial management for agriculture and agribusiness. Topics include fundamentals of credit and lending risk in agriculture, and associated modeling, as well as firm modeling. Students will interact with agricultural lenders and the Farm Credit System through a one-week internship, a field trip to Enfield, CT, and will be required to complete an on-farm case study during the semester of their enrollment in the course. Students also do an internship the previous summer, and an in-depth on-site case study during the course.

Outcome 1: Students will gain an understanding of the operations and structure of the farm credit system via lectures, case studies, internship, and field study.

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