Events & Webinars

Farm Credit East supports customer education through a variety of events and webinars. Check out topics of interest here.
Farmers and producers attending a Farm Credit East seminar

Upcoming Webinars

2023 Dairy Outlook

Friday, February 17 at 12 p.m. EST

Join Farm Credit East and Dr. Chris Wolf, Cornell University, as he reviews dairy markets in 2022, as well as provides an outlook for 2023. Wolf will give an overview of the economy, changes to milk production and sales, dairy markets around the world and other factors that may influence the coming year for dairy producers in the Northeast. Click here to register.

2023 Northeast Forest Products Industry Outlook

Thursday, March 2 at 12 p.m. EST

Farm Credit East will host a discussion of lumber markets, pulpwood and biomass, as well as the health of the forest industry supply chain going into 2023. Paul Jannke, a forest industry expert with FEA, will present his perspective on the region’s forest product markets. Click here to register.

2023 Green Industry Forecast

Wednesday, March 8 at 12 p.m. EST

Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University, will review 2022 results for the Green Industry and discuss what we might see in 2023. Hall will give an overview of the overall U.S. economy, as well as the greenhouse, nursery and landscape sectors. Click here to register.

Past Events and Webinars

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Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Forest Products Industry Outlook

Farm Credit East recently hosted a discussion of lumber markets, pulpwood and biomass, as well as the health of the forest industry supply chain going into 2022. Eric Kingsley, a forest industry consultant with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, presented his data and perspective on the region’s forest products markets and potential impacts on the economy.

CEU Credits have been approved for: MA (1.0-Cat 1), SAF (1.0-Cat 1), CT (1.0). Other NE States applied for.

 

January 25, 2022

FarmStart and Beginning Farmers
Farm Finance for Beginning and Part-time Farmers

Are you interested in starting a farm? Or, do you have a farm already and would like to learn more about managing it profitably? Are you considering approaching a lender to obtain credit? Farm Credit East and the Worcester County Conservation District offered a free webinar that dove into farm finance for beginning and part-time farmers. Topics covered included recordkeeping, understanding financial statements, cash flow budgeting, and financing and credit/working with lenders.

January 21, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Dairy Outlook

2021 was a crazy year with the impact of COVID-19 on schools and foodservice markets still being felt. What does 2022 look like? Dr. Chris Wolf, Cornell University, presented Farm Credit East’s annual dairy outlook webinar.  Dr. Wolf gave an overview of the economy, changes to milk production and sales, dairy markets around the world, and other factors that may influence the coming year for dairy producers in the Northeast. 

January 20, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Is a Methane Digester Right for your Dairy Farm?

If you are interested in adding a methane digester to your dairy operation, view the recording for a webinar on renewable natural gas methane digesters for dairy farms. Paul Sousa from Western United Dairies presented an overview of digester economics, policy considerations, incentives and operational factors. Paul also discussed climate policies and legislation and how dairy methane gas fits in. Whether you are considering partnering with a renewable energy developer, operating a facility yourself, leasing space for a digester, or just want to learn more about this opportunity, give the recording a watch.

October 20, 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!