Agricultural Banking and Finance

Agricultural Banking and Finance

2016 Ag Banking and Finance


The UNL Department of Agricultural Economics has established a reputation of preparing students for careers in agricultural finance. While that hasn't changed, the way that high school students find out about careers in agricultural banking has. With increasing requests from banks for students with interests in agricultural finance and banking, the Department worked with the Nebraska Bankers Association to develop a new major, complete with scholarships and internships, to identify students with these interests and to prepare them to be agricultural banking career-ready upon graduation.


The Nebraska Bankers Association has directed scholarship funds for freshmen, upperclass and transfer students in the Agricultural Banking and Finance academic program. The scholarships are available for students in the program. Scholarship applications are due in April.


Students who are at the junior level in the Agricultural Banking and Finance program are required to complete an internship through the Nebraska Bankers Association. Students must have taken accounting and the agricultural finance course to meet eligibility for an internship. Students planning an internship for the following summer will be identified during the fall semester. The Nebraska Bankers Association will work with member banks to identify those banks interested in sponsoring a student summer intern. Interviews and arrangements for internships will be completed early in the spring semester prior to the summer the student internship is to be completed. Internship guidelines are linked below.

Internship Guidelines

If you have questions regarding the Agribusiness-Agricultural Banking and Finance program, contact Rosalee Swartz (email or call 402-472-5234).