Texas Tech University

Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute

Mission

The primary mission of the Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute is to focus faculty research on important topics in agricultural finance; providing support for courses and research in agricultural finance and related areas; and assisting with conferences, workshops and other public service functions related to agricultural finance and banking.

The Director of the Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute is Dr. Phillip Johnson.

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Outreach

Banker's Agricultural Credit Conference

The Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute Co-Sponsors the Annual Bankers Agricultural Credit Conference. The conference program each year address issues and topics related to agricultural lending, the agricultural economy, legal and regulatory issues, commodity outlook and other issues of interest to rural bankers and lenders. The conference is directed by a board of directors made up of representatives from area banks. Dr. Phillip Johnson, Director of the Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute, is the conference coordinator.

Research

Agricultural Finance Research

The Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute provides a focus for research on important topics in agricultural finance. Agricultural finance is a broad area that relates to many of the research projects within the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. The Institute provides resources to assist in several research areas.

 

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics