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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Ag Economy
USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Impacts to the US Food System

Significant disruptions to U.S. agriculture, including shutdowns at a number of meatpacking plants and major declines in food service markets have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the USDA developed a number of relief programs to assist producers who have been impacted by the loss of markets and the general economic downturn. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, John Newton, discussed these issues in a webinar on June 4, 2020.

June 04, 2020

Ag Economy
COVID-19 Impact and Economic Outlook for the Northeast

Dr. Ed Seifried, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, gave his take on what’s happening with the economy and what might be in store as the Northeast moves toward a gradual reopening.

May 27, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Paycheck Protection Program – Understanding the Basics of Loan Forgiveness

These webinars, held on May 21 and 22, provided initial guidance on the requirements to apply for loan forgiveness after Paycheck Protection Program funds have been spent. The identical presentations included a discussion of expense tracking and documentation requirements based on initial SBA guidance.

May 21, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
The Top 5 Tools of Winery Online Marketing

In a webinar May 6, sponsored by Farm Credit East’s Winery Benchmarks program, Sandra Hess, founder of DTC Wine Workshops Consulting Agency, conducted a 2-hour workshop to discuss established methods to improve online wine marketing.

May 06, 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!