What to Expect

Is this for me?

Community Bank Presidents, Senior Credit Officers, Commercial Portfolio Managers, Ag Lending Officers, Loan Administration/review Managers.
Also: Senior Bankers responsible for lending functions or have a desire to implement Ag lending into their portfolio.

What will it be like?

Great lectures, roundtable discussions, numerous case studies, and opportunities to network. Enrollment will be limited to ensure greater interaction with the instructors and peers. Twenty hours of instruction are scheduled.

Attend all days or mix & match days

We heard your feedback, and the registration process is now more streamlined and tailored to your needs.

Where to stay

A block of rooms will be available at the all-suite Holiday Inn on Central Avenue, a short drive from CBU. Book a room by calling 901.678.8200 and give the booking agent the event name Barret School of Banking to receive your discounted rate.

Two days of intensive workshopping designed to provide senior management with immediate, tangible strategies to improve risk management within the bank’s commercial lending portfolio. Dec 5 & 6th. Your choice of one or both days.

dec 5th
  • Review of Current Industries and Economic Trends
  • Loan Pricing and Structuring
  • Internal Loan Review
  • Portfolio Management and Trouble Asset topics
dec 6th
  • Intervention
  • Enforcement Options
  • Lender Liability
  • External Loan Review

Enhance your bank’s agricultural lending approach. Dec 7th

  • Agricultural Environment
  • Farm Bill Implications
  • Ag Lending Best Practices
  • Collateral Review (including farm land prices)

Includes everything - both days of Senior Lender Summit + Ag Lending Conference. Dec 5-7th

  • Senior Lender Summit (Dec 5 & 6)
  • Ag Lending Conference (Dec 7)

Decide your days, then pick a pass

  • All-Access Pass: $895
  • 2-day Passes: $695
  • 1-day Passes: $395

All tuition options includes all instructional material plus breakfast, lunch, and snacks for days attended.  Dinner is not included.


Senior Lender Summit

Richard Hamm

Richard Hamm

President of Advantage Consulting and Training

  • Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin 
  • Pittsburgh RMA Commercial Lending School
  • BAI Graduate Schools of Banking
  • Published 20 articles in The RMA Journal
  • On the RMA Journal Editorial Advisory Board
  • ABA Commercial Lending Graduate School
  • Over 15 years as a Commercial Lender
  • Received MBA from the University of Alabama
  • Southwestern Graduate School of Banking

Senior Lender Summit

Jeff Germany

Jeff Germany

Founder/Attorney at Morton and Germany PLLC

  • 20 years of law practice
  • Specializes in Commercial Litigation and Creditor Rights
  • Represents/has represented several banks throughout Mid-South
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Tennessee by ASLA
  • Included in 2015 Tennessee Super Lawyer list.

Ag Lending Conference

Dr. Bert Greenwalt

Dr. Bert Greenwalt

Professor of Agricultural Economics at Arkansas State University

  • Co-founder and director of A-State Agribusiness Conference since 1995
  • A-State Faculty Award for Professional Service
  • Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Agribusiness Award
  • 2 term director of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • 8 year member of St. Louis Fed Agribusiness Council
  • Current director of Arkansas Agribusiness Council
  • Partner in his family’s farm in Hazen, AR producing rice, soybeans, corn, and winter wheat 
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Barret School of Banking
650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 321-4000
Email: barret@barret.ws

Where the past, present and future of Community Banking Education connects.


Barret is the only Graduate School of Banking in the country officially endorsed by ICBA

Barret School of Banking
650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 321-4000
Email: barret@barret.ws

Where the past, present and future of Community Banking Education connects.

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