Knowledge Exchange

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

  • Deciding 2016 Margin Protection Program Coverage for Your Farm

    Time is running short for producers to make election decisions on their 2016 Margin Protection Program coverage this fall. This year the environment is much different than last year's signup period with major world economies showing signs of stress and dairy product prices falling. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, joined Farm Credit East for this webinar which took a look at milk and feed markets in the year ahead, provided information to help producers determine financial stress on the farm and demonstrate new farm stress-test features of the online MPP Decision Tool.

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  • LGM vs. MPP

    Do you still need to decide between MPP and LGM? Have you been too busy with harvest to attend any margin protection webinars? This webinar provided more details on each program, as well as a discussion of key points to consider when choosing which option is best for your operation.

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  • The Dairy Margin Protection Program: Decision Tools and Strategies

    Cornell’s Dr. Novakovic provided an in-depth look at the new Dairy Margin Protection Program, the Dairymarkets.org internet decision tool and talked about strategies and options for making the MPP work for your operation, whatever size it may be. This webinar was hosted by Farm Credit East, in conjunction with New York Farm Bureau, The Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) and Cornell Pro-Dairy.

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  • Managing Family Dynamics in Agricultural Businesses

    Family business success takes structure, diligence and prioritization. This webinar took a look at some of the common challenges faced by many family businesses and provided ways to overcome those challenges, including governance structure, communication tools and other best practices. Ira Bryck of the University of Massachusetts Family Business Center and Farm Credit East Consultant Jon Jaffe joined us for this webinar to discuss some of these best practices.

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