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Upcoming Webinars

  • There are no upcoming webinars scheduled, but we’re always looking for new topics to cover! Have a suggestion? Then let us know!

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Past Webinars

  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 2020 Dairy Farm Summary & 2021 Mid-Year Dairy Outlook

    Farm Credit East’s Northeast Dairy Farm Summary is the most comprehensive economic analysis of the region’s dairy industry. The 2020 edition marks the 41st year of the report, which looks at the financial results of 204 Northeast dairy farms. Chris Laughton, editor of the report, reviewed and discussed the year that was for dairy. Jeremy Forrett, manager of Crop Growers LLP, discussed risk management options for current market conditions, and finally, Catherine de Ronde, of Agri-Mark delivered a price and market outlook for the second half of 2021.

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  • 2021 Lumber Market Outlook

    North American lumber markets soared to record levels in 2020, driven higher by strong end-use market consumption and supply side constraints. Will we see another record year in 2021? Paul Jannke of Forest Economic Advisors discussed demand side drivers for lumber markets, whether or not supply will respond to the high prices and what he expects for lumber markets in 2021-22.

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  • 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.

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