Knowledge Exchange

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

  • The Food Safety Modernization Act

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Produce Safety Rule is final. The rule takes effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Registry. However, depending on the size of your operation, the rule's major parts will be phased in over the next two to four years. During this webinar, Wesley Kline of Rutgers Cooperative Extension reviewed the different parts of the rule and areas where growers should pay particular attention, for instance agricultural water and biological soil amendments.


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  • Dairy Update - 2014 Summary / 2015 Outlook

    In this webinar, Farm Credit East’s Chris Laughton and Bill Zweigbaum presented the results of Farm Credit East's 2014 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary. Mr. Laughton presented data from the “Blue Book”, along with some takeaway lessons from the past 20 years of data. Mr. Zweigbaum commented on the results and provided an outlook of the 2015 dairy market.

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  • The Dairy Margin Protection Program: Procedures, decision tools and strategies

    On Friday, September 26, 2014, Farm Credit East, in conjunction with New York Farm Bureau, The Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) and Cornell Pro-Dairy, hosted this webinar featuring Andrew Novakovic, PhD, Cornell University, Mark Stephenson, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison and John Newton, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. These three dairy policy experts reviewed the rules and procedures behind the new Dairy Margin Protection Program; talked about price and margin forecasting and expectations; and finally, reviewed the decision tools available and talked strategies for making the MPP work for your operation.

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  • 2013 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary

    During this webinar, Chris Laughton, author and Director of Knowledge Exchange, presented the results of Farm Credit East’s “Blue Book.” Following, a reaction panel gave commentary on 2013 results.

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  • 2014 Agricultural Economic Outlook and Ag Labor Update

    This webinar took a look at agricultural markets in 2014 and what the road ahead looks like. Following, an agricultural labor update, including the H-2A program, was provided. Presenters for this webinar were Terry Barr, Economist with CoBank, and Monte Lake, Attorney and Agricultural Labor Expert.

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  • 2014 Dairy Outlook

    The 2014 Dairy Outlook webinar took a look at the year ahead and what’s coming in dairy economics and regulation. This webinar, featuring Dr. Mark Stephenson, dairy economist with the University of Wisconsin, and Karl Czymmek, of Cornell University, provided an outlook for the dairy industry in the coming year, an environmental update and a brief Washington update. In addition, this webinar included a “round table” discussion, featuring industry producers and consultants who discussed their view on the future of the dairy industry.

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