Farm Credit East’s GenerationNext helps young leaders identify areas for personal growth and development, improve business management skills and network with other young industry leaders. It is optimal for those producers who will be the next generation operators of a farm business. 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.
“A key take-away of many participants is effective communication across generations,” said Chris Laughton, Farm Credit East Director of Knowledge Exchange. “GenerationNext helps to develop a balance of respect for the accomplishments of the older generation and trust in the ability of the next generation to take over the business.”
Each seminar includes group discussion, idea sharing and networking opportunities. In addition, participants receive a self-paced, computer-based course and a take-home portfolio with handouts and worksheets that support the topics covered by the program.
A complete listing of upcoming GenerationNext session dates and locations is available atFarmCreditEast.com/GenerationNext. 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.