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Generation Next

GenerationNext is a series of seminars, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance your management skills and business knowledge. Each seminar includes group discussions, idea sharing and networking opportunities.

In addition to each seminar, you’ll receive a self-paced, computer-based course that supports the skills covered by the program, as well as a portfolio with handouts and worksheets.

This program can help you:

  • Identify areas for personal growth and development
  • Acquire tools to help manage an agricultural business
  • Network with other young industry leaders

Who should attend? GenerationNext is optimal for producers, ages 20 to 35, who will be the next generation operators of a family business.

Registration for the 2022, GenerationNext series is now closed. Please check back for 2023 course information. 

Interested in attending a future GenerationNext seminar?

Contact your local branch office or send us an email to let us know.

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  • Generation Next Seminars

    GenerationNext is a seminar series, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance the management skills and business knowledge of the next generation of farm operators. Each seminar includes group discussions, idea sharing and networking opportunities. If you're interested in attending an upcoming seminar, click below.

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  • I’m new to agriculture. Will I be able to keep up with the discussions?
    GenerationNext is more about the dollars and cents aspects of ag businesses than about plants or cows. You can expect intermediate or college-level instruction, but no prior knowledge of financial terms is necessary.
  • I’m on a budget. Is the program worth the investment of my time and money.
    Good management separates top performing farms from those that fall behind. This course will give you the tools to manage your business profitably. Past participants speak highly of the program, but investing is a decision that only you can make.
  • I’m an experienced manager. Will I benefit?
    Experienced managers can also benefit from a refresher course, even if you have a college degree or years of management experience. You will pick up valuable insights from our farm business consultants as well as from your GenerationNext colleagues in the class.
  • When and how long are the seminars?
    Seminars take place over a period of three months, one per month, and are generally held in the fall or early winter. They run from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.; lunch and refreshments are included. Check with your local Farm Credit East branch office for specific dates in your area.
  • Do I need a special computer or software?
    In addition to seminars, we supply the GenerationNext computer course on a flash drive. The course runs on a PC or Mac computer and works with most web browsers. No special software, Internet access or specialized computer skills are necessary. It is helpful to be familiar with Microsoft Excel, but not necessary.