Agriculture News

May 18, 2017

July seminar to focus on ag finance for non-financial managers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host a four-day seminar in July to help non-financial managers better understand how their decisions impact profitability.

Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers is July 18-21 on the university’s West Lafayette campus. Instructors include Michael Gunderson, associate professor of agricultural economics and associate center director; Michael Boehlje, distinguished professor of agricultural economics; and Jaclyn Kropp, assistant professor of food and resource economics at the University of Florida.

“Sometimes there can be a bit of a disconnect between chief financial officers and non-financial managers,” Gunderson said. “But it doesn’t have to be this way. By learning to speak the CFO’s language, non-financial managers can better communicate the value and projected outcomes of their decisions.”

Program content includes thinking like a CFO, interpreting financial statements, financial evaluation, financial concepts, profitability analysis, and financial management. It is geared toward mid- to upper-level managers who want to develop a better understanding of business from a financial standpoint. Participant responsibilities might include budgets, capital purchases, personnel costs, or other decisions that affect the company’s bottom line.

Learn more and register at http://agribusiness.purdue.edu/seminars-and-events/agfinance. The early bird registration rate of $2,295 per person runs through May 26. After that, the rate is $2,495 per person.

For more information, contact Betty Jones-Bliss, associate director and program manager, at 217-549-2883 or bettyso@purdue.edu.

Gunderson’s article, “Speak your CFO’s language,” is available at http://agribusiness.purdue.edu/blog/speak-your-cfos-language.

Writer: Jennifer Stewart-Burton, 765-496-6032, jsstewar@purdue.edu

Sources: Michael Gunderson, 765-496-2010, mgunders@purdue.edu

Betty Jones-Bliss, 217-549-2883, bettyso@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
Shari Finnell, Manager/Media Relations and Public Information, sfinnell@purdue.edu  
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