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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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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Fruits and Vegetables: An Early Season Check-in

Farm Credit East hosted a webinar that gave an outlook on the Northeast fruit and vegetable season. This webinar covered the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Northeast growers, market disruptions, and how production and marketing has shifted to reflect the current environment. Managing workers and their health was also covered. The webinar was co-sponsored by the New York State Vegetable Growers Association.

June 25, 2020

Ag Economy
Beef and Beyond: A Look at Local and National Animal Protein Markets

On June 18, 2020, Farm Credit East hosted a livestock and meat markets outlook featuring Will Sawyer of CoBank, who gave a national perspective on animal protein markets. Dr. Michael Baker, Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University, spoke about Northeast markets and what the rest of the year has in store.

June 18, 2020

Ag Economy
Economic Trends in the Northeast Forest Industry

Eric Kingsley, a forest industry consultant with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, presented his outlook on the region’s forest products markets—primarily biomass, pulpwood and sawlogs—and potential impacts of the slowing economy on June 16, 2020.

June 16, 2020

Ag Economy
Feed, Grain and Dairy Markets Around the World and Here in the Northeast

Farm Credit East's webinar on June 11, 2020, presented an outlook for feed, grain and dairy markets. Ken Zuckerberg, lead analyst and senior economist at CoBank, presented insight into what’s happening with feed and grain markets both locally and around the world. Dr. Chris Wolf, professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University, covered dairy markets and what the rest of 2020 has in store.

June 11, 2020

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!