June 17-21, 2019
ICBND School of Agricultural Lending
Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

ICBND is very excited to work with Bismarck State College (BSC) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) to offer our members a two-year School of Agricultural Lending. This year’s session will be held June 17-21, 2019 at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.

The ICBND School of Agricultural Lending will provide:

  •  Practical, hands-on curriculum designed for learning by doing and for easy application at the bank
  •  Case studies—Ag Bank Sim
  •  Gabe Brown Presentation and Tour of Brown Farms
  •  Small class size to increase networking opportunities and personalized instruction
  •  A school designed and governed by bankers and taught by experienced bankers, consultants and college professors
  •  Reasonable enrollment fees and an academic atmosphere conducive to a simulating learning experience.

The curriculum for the ICBND School of Agricultural Lending is designed to provide you with the practical aspects of agricultural credit & finance, farm management, marketing & related subjects. The core curriculum was developed by local North Dakota Community Ag Lenders in conjunction with NDSU and BSC Agribusiness faculty.

Registration Fees*

ICBND Member: $1,650.00 per student per year

Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota Member: $1,650.00 per student per year

Montana Independent Bankers Member $1,650.00 per student per year

Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota Member $1,650.00 per student per year

NON-ICBND Member: $2,500.00 per student per year

*Last Minute registration fee of $100 will be added to all registrations received after May 31, 2019

Individuals canceling 10 days prior to seminar date will receive 100% refund; 9 to 5 days prior to seminar date will receive 50%; less than five days prior to seminar date will receive no refund.


Registration 12:30 PM
Class: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Evening on your own
Class: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Evening Social at The Lodge—
Appetizers and Drinks
Class: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday Evening on your own
Class 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Gabe Farms Presentation & Tour
6:15 PM Bismarck Larks Baseball game - Tickets, food, and drinks
Class: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

For a full schedule of events/classes see the Session Information below.


Lunch will be provided at BSC Tuesday - Thursday as part of the registration fee.

Both Tuesday and Thursday evening events/meals are part of the registration fee and no additional fee will be charged. Family members and guests are welcome to both of these events.


Rooms have been secured at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2020 Schafer Street, just down the road from BSC.  Discounted rate is $123 plus tax per night.  The Hampton Inn offers free Wi-Fi and a free hot breakfast in the morning.  To book your room call 701.751.5656 and mention that you are with the ICBND block of rooms.  Block will be held until June 1, 2019.

        Sponsored in part by Bell Bank BB Horz Block RGB


To register: Click HERE

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