Knowledge Exchange

Upcoming Webinars

  • 2022 Northeast Forest Products Industry Outlook

    Join Farm Credit East on Tuesday, January 25 at 11:00 am, for a discussion of lumber markets, pulpwood and biomass, as well as the health of the forest industry supply chain going into 2022. Eric Kingsley, a forest industry consultant with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, will present his data and perspective on the region’s forest products markets and potential impacts of the economy.

    CEU Credits have been approved for: MA (1.0-Cat 1), SAF (1.0-Cat 1), CT (1.0). Other NE States applied for.

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  • 2022 Green Industry Economic Outlook

    2021 was a remarkable year for the nursery, sod and greenhouse industries. After initial disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, customer demand for lawn and garden products surged, and sales were generally up overall for the green industry. As we enter 2022, there is optimism, but a great deal of uncertainty as well. Join Dr. Charlie Hall, of Texas A&M University, for a 2022 outlook webinar on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 11:00 am.

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Past Webinars

  • 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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  • New York Dairy OSHA LEP Update

    OSHA presenters Nick Donofrio and Mike Scime of the Buffalo office and Jeff Prebish from the Syracuse office reviewed the Dairy LEP, provided an overview of OSHA findings and violations on dairy farms and explained OSHA’s ability to expand an inspection. The webinar also detailed what happens after an inspection and provided information on the New York state Onsite Consultation Service and how it can help your farm.

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  • 2021 Dairy Outlook

    2020 was a crazy year with the impact of COVID-19 on schools and foodservice markets. What does 2021 look like? Farm Credit East and Dr. Chris Wolf, Cornell University, presented a webinar on Thursday, January 21 to 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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  • Dairy Markets: 2020 and Beyond

    2020 saw dramatic price swings in dairy markets due to COVID-19’s global impact on foodservice markets. What have we learned from this? What will 2021 bring? While the precise answers are still unknown, we are sure to see volatility. Are you sure you’re ready? Crop Growers, LLP, Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit hosted a webinar December 1 for a timely discussion led by Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota along with Farm Credit East business consultant Gregg McConnell.

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