Farm Credit East’s GenerationNext seeks young ag leaders

Farm Credit East

Eight, 90-minute sessions will be held online once per week starting December 2

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 virtually this winter, and currently seeks interested young leaders to attend. There will be eight, 90-minute sessions held online once per week starting December 2, covering a range of farm business management topics.

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 90-minute web 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 son or daughter who’s returned to the home operation or an entrepreneur looking to grow your ag business, GenerationNext can help prepare you to be successful.”

Each session will include a presentation, group discussion, idea sharing and networking opportunities. In addition, participants receive access to a self-paced, computer-based course that reinforces the concepts covered in the live sessions and a portfolio with handouts and worksheets that support the topics covered by the program.

Whether just entering into a management role or an experienced manager, participants will gain valuable insights from Farm Credit East farm business consultants and from their GenerationNext colleagues. For more information and to sign up, visit It is not necessary to have an existing relationship with Farm Credit East to attend. Contact your local Farm Credit East office, or call (800) 562-2235 for more information or to sign up.

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