Farm Credit East is accepting applications from Northeast agricultural educators to support their attendance at institutes offered by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). Scholarships will cover up to $1,000. The application deadline is September 30.
Farmers, fishermen and forest product producers have long been saying that it's difficult to get entry-level workers. Due to increased mechanization and complexity in these operations, today's producers are struggling to find higher-skilled workers as well. Read this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner for a multi-pronged approach to find, keep and develop a strong team of skilled employees.
Farm Credit East was pleased to host 14 college students with career aspirations in production agriculture, agribusiness, accounting, finance or related fields this summer as part of its internship program. As the interns' summer experiences comes to a close, we thank each of them for their efforts which will contribute lasting value and information for association initiatives and future planning.
This year, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaimed the first week of August as "National Farmers' Market Week." In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, learn about the 1,000+ farmers' markets in the Northeast and where you can find fresh, local produce in your area.