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
How New Research is Helping New York Dairy Farms Use Less Antimicrobials

In its last of four sessions, the New York Farm Viability Institute featured the researchers and educators that are working to help farmers adopt Selective Dry Cow Therapy (SDCT) in their operation. Attendees learned what they think is working well and where the “watch outs” may be.

March 05, 2021

Business Tips and Tools
Green Industry Economic Outlook for 2021

2020 was a remarkable year for the nursery, sod, and greenhouse industries. After initial disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, customer demand for lawn and garden products surged, and sales were generally up overall for the green industry. Entering 2021, there is optimism, but a great deal of uncertainty as well. Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gave a 2021 outlook.

March 02, 2021

Business Tips and Tools
2021 Grain Markets: New Year – New Opportunities – New Risks

This informative Spring Grain Markets webinar featured valuable insights on a global and national level from Rich Morrison (NAU Country) with regional perspectives from Zach Harding (The Andersons Trade Group) to help you navigate the market turbulence of the 2021 season.

February 10, 2021

Business Tips and Tools
New York Dairy OSHA LEP Update

OSHA presenters Nick Donofrio and Mike Scime of the Buffalo office and Jeff Prebish from the Syracuse office reviewed the Dairy LEP, provided an overview of OSHA findings and violations on dairy farms and explained OSHA’s ability to expand an inspection. The webinar also detailed what happens after an inspection and provided information on the New York state Onsite Consultation Service and how it can help your farm.

February 09, 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!