Dakota School of Lending Principles

The Dakota School of Lending Principles is held every other spring and alternates between North and South Dakota. The school provides basic instruction appropriate for loan officer trainees, loan support personnel and personal bankers. It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of six months lending experience or one year of loan department experience. 

The Dakota School of Lending Principles allows bankers to learn the theory and process of basic lending and then put this knowledge to work in hands-on sessions.  

Future Dates:

April 14 - 17, 2020


 

SDBA National School for Beginning Ag Bankers

The SDBA's National School for Beginning Ag Bankers is an intensive school designed to train in all facets of agricultural lending with emphasis on credit analysis, credit scoring, risk rating, problem loans and group case study. The school is held on odd years at the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Instructors include Denny Everson and Nate Franzen, First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, SD; Bob Craven and Dale Nordquist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota;  and Sam Miller, BMO Harris Bank in Appleton, Wisconsin. The school is limited to 72 students.

Future dates for this school:

June 24 - 27, 2019


 

SDBA National School for Experienced Ag Bankers

The SDBA's National School for Experienced Ag Bankers takes ag bankers Beyond the Fundamentals. The school is held on even years at the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Topics include the Washington influence; credit analysis troubleshooting from cash to accrual; hands-on training with live case study; the regulator's role; lender liability; the future of ag policy; futures, options, insurance; and strategic planning. Instructors include Denny Everson and Nate Franzen, First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, SD; Bob Craven and Dale Nordquist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota; Mike Swanson, Wells Fargo Economist; Sam Miller, BMO Harris Bank in Appleton, Wisconsin; and John Blanchfield. The school is limited to 70 students. 

Future dates for this school:

June 22 - 25, 2020


 

SDBA IRA School

IRAs still have unlimited potential. Fewer people are qualifying for pensions, and more than 50 percent of all employees work for an employer that doesn't offer any type of retirement plan. IRAs are the alternative, so let’s work together to see how we can increase your IRAs. The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA) offers its IRA School each September at the Clubhouse Hotel & Suites in Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Upcoming school:

September 4 - 6, 2019