October 19, 2023

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


ENFIELD, CONN. — 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 hosting GenerationNext seminars this fall and winter. Anyone who would like to sharpen their management skills is encouraged to attend. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.

GenerationNext is optimal for those producers who will be the rising leaders 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 next generation of leadership in your organization, a key employee who’s ready to take on more responsibility, or an entrepreneur looking to grow your ag business, GenerationNext can help prepare you for success.”

Whether you are just beginning a management role or are an experienced manager who would like to further develop your skills, participants will gain valuable insights from Farm Credit East business consultants and from their GenerationNext colleagues. Starting in November, in-person sessions will be held in northern New Jersey, Burrville, Geneva and Greenwich New York, and White River Junction and St. Albans Vermont. The virtual program consists of eight weekly two-hour sessions, starting in January and running through February.

For more information, session dates, or to sign up, visit FarmCreditEast.com/GenerationNext. It is not necessary to have an existing relationship with Farm Credit East to attend. Contact Chris Laughton at Chris.Laughton@farmcrediteast.com or call (800) 562-2235 for more information.



Tags: GenerationNext, young & beginning farmers