ENFIELD, Conn. — A successful manager is required to master many aspects of the farm business. To help the next generation develop the necessary business and financial skills, Farm Credit East is hosting GenerationNext seminars this fall and winter. Anyone who would like to sharpen their management skills is encouraged to attend. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.
GenerationNext is optimal for those producers who will be the next generation operators of a farm business or for entrepreneurs starting their own business. The sessions will cover a range of topics, including leadership and management, human resource development, financial management, production economics, marketing, risk management, and farm transfer and estate planning.
“The management skills in the GenerationNext program can be helpful regardless of your role in the operation,” said Chris Laughton, Farm Credit East Director of Knowledge Exchange. “Whether you are the next generation of leadership in your organization, a key employee who’s ready to take on more responsibility, or an entrepreneur looking to grow your ag business, GenerationNext can help prepare you for success.”
Whether you are just beginning a management role or are an experienced manager who would like to further develop your skills, participants will gain valuable insights from Farm Credit East business consultants and from their GenerationNext colleagues. Starting in November, in-person sessions will be held in central and western New York and eastern Connecticut. Starting in early 2023, in-person sessions will be held in northern Vermont, central New Jersey, and western and northern Maine. The virtual program consists of eight weekly two-hour sessions, starting January 12 and running every Thursday through March 2.
For more information, session dates, or to sign up, visit FarmCreditEast.com/
Farm Credit East is a member owned cooperative with 25 locations in its eight-state service area. In addition to loans and leases, the organization also offers a full range of specialized financial services, such as tax preparation, payroll, record keeping, appraisal and consulting for farming, forest products and commercial fishing businesses. Farm Credit East is governed by a 19-person board of directors, comprised of 15 customer-elected, two customer appointed and two outside appointed directors. For more information, visit FarmCreditEast.com.
–Farm Credit East