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
Cybersecurity Awareness: Protecting Your Personal and Business Data

Learn the best security practices that apply both at home and in your business. In this webinar held on January 12, 2021, Michael Levin, the founder of the Center for Information Security Awareness, discussed cybersecurity awareness and provided information to keep your devices and data safe.

January 12, 2021

Business Tips and Tools
Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

Farm Credit East cosponsored Harris Beach’s three-part webinar series on seasonal labor and immigration in the fall of 2020. Click read more below to view the recordings from each 90-minute webinar session, including a webinar on H-2A, a webinar on H-2B and one on permanent foreign labor options.

December 15, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Incorporating Behavioral Science Insights into Agricultural Programs

The New York Farm Viability Institute kicked off a 4-part series exploring the factors that influence a farmer’s decision to adopt a new practice. The first session featured behavioral sciences expert John Pickering with Evidn as he discussed how behavioral insights can be applied to further enhance your own work. Julie Sorensen with the Basset Healthcare’s New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health shared her experience using “behavioral nudging” to influence safety practices.

December 11, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
The USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Part 2: What Specialty Crop Producers Should Know.
Farm Credit East and the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency presented a webinar on November 6, 2020, discussing CFAP 2. The webinar focused on specialty crop producers, including floriculture and nursery crops, fruit and vegetable growers, aquaculture producers, tobacco growers, maple, and others. Farm Service Agency Program Specialists reviewed key details applicable to operations, like eligibility requirements, payment limitations, records required, application procedures, and payment rates for each commodity.
 

November 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!