Knowledge Exchange

Upcoming Webinars

  • 2021 Dairy Outlook

    2020 was a crazy year with the impact of COVID-19 on schools and foodservice markets. What does 2021 look like? Join Farm Credit East and Dr. Chris Wolf, Cornell University, for a webinar on Thursday, January 21 at 1:00PM to learn more. Dr. Wolf will give 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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  • Paycheck Protection Program: What you need to know now

    The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) ushered in several changes and renewals for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Join Erin Pirro and Keith Dickinson on January 22 at 11am for a webinar as they explain the most important changes to the program for Farm Credit East customers, including how to determine if your business is eligible for additional PPP funds.

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  • Will Farmers Do it? Helping New York Farms Evolve Their Production Practices

    Join the New York Farm Viability Institute for the third of four sessions exploring the factors that influence a farmer’s decision to adopt a new practice. This session will feature a panel of researchers and educators who have been working to develop and help farmers adopt “win-win” solutions for nutrient management and soil health practices. The last session will be held on March 5.

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  • How New Research is Helping New York Dairy Farms Use Less Antimicrobials

    Join the New York Farm Viability Institute for its fourth session in the series exploring the factors that influence a farmer’s decision to adopt a new practice. This session will feature the researchers and educators that are working to help farmers adopt Selective Dry Cow Therapy (SDCT) in their operation. Learn what they think is working well, and where the “watch outs” may be.

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Past Webinars

  • 2015 Dairy Outlook

    As we go into 2015 what lies ahead for Northeast dairy producers? This webinar took a look ahead at the coming year and what’s coming in dairy economics, policies and regulations. Our guest speakers were Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who covered the 2015 dairy economic outlook; Andy Novakovic, Cornell University, provided a dairy policy update; Karl Czymmek, Cornell University, gave environmental/CAFO and OSHA updates; and Bob Smith, Farm Credit East, provided a legislative update.

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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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  • 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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  • Dairy Policy and the Farm Bill: The Margin Protection Program

    In this webinar, Dr. Andy Novakovic of Cornell University, and Dr. John Newton, of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, talked about Dairy Policy and the 2014 Farm Bill programs, specifically the Margin Protection Program (MPP).

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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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