Events & Webinars

Farm Credit East supports customer education through a variety of events and webinars. Check out topics of interest here.
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Business Tips and Tools

Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

Join Harris Beach PLLC and Farm Credit East for a series of four webinars focusing on getting the seasonal workers you need, legally.

One of the most pressing issues facing seasonal businesses continues to be labor – specifically how to secure reliable employees to fill seasonal and permanent needs. In this webinar series, presenters will navigate the complex maze of the H-2B non-agriculture and H-2A agricultural visa programs to provide an overview of visa requirements, procedures, compliance and employer obligations. Foreign labor options to fill permanent labor needs at farms and seasonal businesses will also be discussed.

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November 30, 2022

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Upcoming Webinars

Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series


H-2A: Getting the Agricultural Workers you Need Legally - Wednesday, November 30 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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Permanent Foreign Labor Options for Seasonal Businesses - Wednesday, December 7 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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I-9 Compliance: What Every Seasonal Business Needs to Know - Wednesday, December 14 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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H-2B: Navigating the Maze - Wednesday, January 11 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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Past Events and Webinars

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Business Tips and Tools
New York Tax Incentives for Farm Employers: Overtime, Investment and Employee Retention

Farm Credit East, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development outlined significant tax credits that are applicable to many farmers in New York state. View the recording to find out what's new, what these tax credits cover and how to apply.

June 21, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Teen Employment: What Farm Owners Need to Know
Employees under 18 years of age can make great employees. However, there are certain rules that apply when employing anyone under the age of 18. This webinar covered the rules that apply in New York, New Jersey and New England. View the recording for a comprehensive presentation from employment lawyer, Michael Harrington, of FordHarrison.

May 25, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
OSHA Update - Hazard Communications in a Dairy Farm Setting

Farm Credit East, the OSHA Workgroup, and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) recently held a webinar regarding recent OSHA dairy farm updates. This year’s OSHA update featured topics on farm visitor safety, safety equipment and training, serious incident reporting and OSHA farm inspections, as well as hazard communications in agriculture, presented by guest speaker, Michelle Baker. Along with the overview of OSHA Hazard Communication regulations, various important reminders about other farm safety topics were discussed.

February 17, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Is a Methane Digester Right for your Dairy Farm?

If you are interested in adding a methane digester to your dairy operation, view the recording for a webinar on renewable natural gas methane digesters for dairy farms. Paul Sousa from Western United Dairies presented an overview of digester economics, policy considerations, incentives and operational factors. Paul also discussed climate policies and legislation and how dairy methane gas fits in. Whether you are considering partnering with a renewable energy developer, operating a facility yourself, leasing space for a digester, or just want to learn more about this opportunity, give the recording a watch.

October 20, 2021

Other Industry Events And Webinars

There are no upcoming events scheduled, but we’re always looking for new topics to cover! Have a suggestion? Then let us know!