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Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

  • 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.

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  • OSHA Update - Hazard Communications in a Dairy Farm Setting

    Farm Credit East, the OSHA Workgroup, and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) recently held a webinar regarding recent OSHA dairy farm updates. This year’s OSHA update featured topics on farm visitor safety, safety equipment and training, serious incident reporting and OSHA farm inspections, as well as hazard communications in agriculture, presented by guest speaker, Michelle Baker. Along with the overview of OSHA Hazard Communication regulations, various important reminders about other farm safety topics were discussed.

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  • 2022 Grain Market Outlook

    Farm Credit East and speaker Zach Harding from The Andersons, Inc., recently presented a grain and oilseed outlook webinar. Zach reviewed the 2021 corn and soybean markets and shared projections for 2022 markets. Discussion included the recent January WASDE report, biofuels production and demand, current South American production and Chinese demand.

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  • 2022 Northeast Forest Products Industry Outlook

    Farm Credit East recently hosted 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, presented his data and perspective on the region’s forest products markets and potential impacts on 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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  • Farm Finance for Beginning and Part-time Farmers

    Are you interested in starting a farm? Or, do you have a farm already and would like to learn more about managing it profitably? Are you considering approaching a lender to obtain credit? Farm Credit East and the Worcester County Conservation District offered a free webinar that dove into farm finance for beginning and part-time farmers. Topics covered included recordkeeping, understanding financial statements, cash flow budgeting, and financing and credit/working with lenders.

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  • 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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