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  • Summer 2019

    Over the past decade, the Northeast has seen a significant boom in the craft beverage industry – from wineries to cideries and breweries, and even distilleries producing spirits from farm-grown products. How are producers taking advantage of the “farm-to-bottle” movement and consumer interest in buying local? Find out in this issue’s cover story, which interviews industry experts and entrepreneurs in the various craft beverage sectors to learn more about the trends they’re seeing and how businesses are evolving to differentiate themselves in this growing market.
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  • Summer 2018

    Established during a time of tremendous growth and industrialization in our nation, the land-grant system intended to educate a broader population in the agricultural and technical skills that directly impacted their daily lives. 150 years later, this founding principle holds true, but society has evolved significantly. Learn more about current initiatives of Northeast land-grant universities and how they're working to address producers’ challenges and prepare the industry for the future. Also in this issue, meet Farm Credit East's 2018 scholarship recipients.
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  • Spring 2018

    Every business has a life cycle. At some point the owner will need to relinquish control, and there are decisions that need to be made and plans that need to be put into place for that transition of control to happen successfully. Yet, this topic too often put off. There’s a cost to procrastination — a cost greater than just monetary, and it could put a business’s legacy at risk. What are some of the steps businesses can take to meet the challenges of generational transfer? Find out in this issue of Financial Partner magazine.

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  • Summer 2017

    Bill Lipinski has been in the Farm Credit family for nearly 40 years, and has served as Chief Executive Officer for more than half of those years. But his passion for agriculture began long before his time with Farm Credit East. In this issue, Financial Partner’s editor Kristie Schmitt chats with Bill Lipinski on his experience, lessons learned, changes in agriculture and the Farm Credit System, and the importance of leadership.

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