GenerationNext is a series of seminars, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance your management skills and business knowledge. Each seminar includes group discussions, idea sharing and networking opportunities.
In addition to each seminar, you’ll receive a self-paced, computer-based course that supports the skills covered by the program, as well as a take-home portfolio with handouts and worksheets.
GenerationNext seminars are typically offered during the winter months.
Who should attend?
GenerationNext is optimal for producers, ages 20 to 35, who will be the next generation operators of a family business.
This program can help you:
- Identify areas for personal growth and development
- Acquire tools to help manage an agricultural business
- Network with other young industry leaders
Day 1: Becoming a better boss, coach and mentor
- Team building
- Effective communication
- Problem Solving
Day 2: Using financial records to manage and develop business goals
- Interpreting and understanding financial records
- Using financials to test and achieve goals
- Inventory management
- Capital investment
Day 3: The third seminar is tailored to each participant group. Possible topics include:
- Customer service
- Risk management
- Dealing with change
- Business plans