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Kohl honored by NABA

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 20 - February 12, 1998

David M. Kohl, professor of agricultural finance and small business and entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, was honored recently at the 54th National American Bankers Association's (NABA) Agricultural Conference.
Kohl was recognized for his leadership in education, research, and service to North American agricultural lenders. He is the first person from academia to receive this honor.
Kohl was instrumental in his role as facilitator of both the American and the Canadian Agricultural Financial Standards Task Force in the development and implementation of financial standards. His applied research in the areas of credit scoring and risk rating and customer expectations was noted as being instrumental to the competitiveness of the industry.
In making the award, the NABA noted that Kohl, throughout his tenure, has been a major national and international force in agricultural banking education. He serves as instructor at the prestigious Graduate Banking Schools of the South and Colorado. This year represented the 20th consecutive year he has addressed the National Agricultural Bankers Conference. In his career he has conducted over 1,800 seminars and written more than 200 articles on financial and management-related areas.