November 23, 2021

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Farm Credit East offers Seminars for the Next Generation of Agricultural Producers

November 23, 2021

A successful manager is required to master many aspects of the farm business. To help the next generation develop the necessary business and financial skills, Farm Credit East is once again hosting GenerationNext seminars, and is currently seeking interested young leaders to attend. In-person sessions are limited, however a virtual option is also available.

GenerationNext is optimal for those producers who will be the next generation operators of a farm business or for entrepreneurs starting their own business. The sessions will cover a range of topics, including leadership and management, human resource development, financial management, production economics, marketing, risk management, and farm transfer and estate planning.

“The management skills in the GenerationNext program can be helpful regardless of your role in the operation,” said Chris Laughton, Farm Credit East Director of Knowledge Exchange. “Whether you are the son or daughter who's returned to the home operation or an entrepreneur looking to grow your ag business, GenerationNext can help prepare you to be successful.”

Whether just entering into a management role or an experienced manager, participants will gain valuable insights from Farm Credit East farm business consultants and from their GenerationNext colleagues. Virtual sessions will be two-hour sessions that run for eight weeks, starting January 5, and running every Wednesday through February.

For more information and to sign up, visit It is not necessary to have an existing relationship with Farm Credit East to attend. Contact your local Farm Credit East office, or call (800) 562-2235 for more information or to sign up.

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