Events & Webinars

Farm Credit East supports customer education through a variety of events and webinars. Check out topics of interest here.
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Featured Events

Business Tips and Tools

2023 Crop Insurance Strategies and Outlook

As we begin a new year, producers need forecasts and strategies in order to solidify their 2023 risk management strategies. Crop Growers LLP, in conjunction with Watts & Associates Economic Consultants, are hosting a webinar providing a market outlook, March 15 Farm Bill decisions and ERP payments.

January 18, 2023

Upcoming Webinars

Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series


H-2A: Getting the Agricultural Workers you Need Legally - Wednesday, November 30 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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Permanent Foreign Labor Options for Seasonal Businesses - Wednesday, December 7 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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I-9 Compliance: What Every Seasonal Business Needs to Know - Wednesday, December 14 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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H-2B: Navigating the Maze - Wednesday, January 11 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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Past Events and Webinars

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Business Tips and Tools
Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

Join Harris Beach PLLC and Farm Credit East for a series of four webinars focusing on getting the seasonal workers you need, legally.

One of the most pressing issues facing seasonal businesses continues to be labor – specifically how to secure reliable employees to fill seasonal and permanent needs. In this webinar series, presenters will navigate the complex maze of the H-2B non-agriculture and H-2A agricultural visa programs to provide an overview of visa requirements, procedures, compliance and employer obligations. Foreign labor options to fill permanent labor needs at farms and seasonal businesses will also be discussed.

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November 30, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
New York Tax Incentives for Farm Employers: Overtime, Investment and Employee Retention

Farm Credit East, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development outlined significant tax credits that are applicable to many farmers in New York state. View the recording to find out what's new, what these tax credits cover and how to apply.

June 21, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Teen Employment: What Farm Owners Need to Know
Employees under 18 years of age can make great employees. However, there are certain rules that apply when employing anyone under the age of 18. This webinar covered the rules that apply in New York, New Jersey and New England. View the recording for a comprehensive presentation from employment lawyer, Michael Harrington, of FordHarrison.

May 25, 2022

Ag Economy
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. Dr. Charlie Hall, of Texas A&M University, gave an overview of the Green Industry outlook for 2022.

February 22, 2022

Other Industry Events And Webinars

There are no upcoming events scheduled, but we’re always looking for new topics to cover! Have a suggestion? Then let us know!