Tight margins are forcing farmers to rethink their independent business model. From high production costs to labor scarcity, collaboration with neighboring farms is a way to solve several nagging problems.
Collaborating with other farmers can help in five key areas:
- Provides a bigger, better talent pool
- Opens new opportunities for the next generation
- Provides critical labor at key times to finish key tasks
- Brings new blood into operation to combine with seasoned veterans
- Allows your operation to scale up and compete for discounts
Iowa farmer Chris Barron is set to share how these ideas can work for you at the upcoming Farm Futures Business Summit. The Iowa farmer works with eight other operations, with a single line of equipment owned by two families. Each of the nine families make their own marketing decisions and can make their own purchasing decisions (read more in-depth analysis here).
Barron will be joined by Economist Dave Kohl, market analysts Bryce Knorr and Matt Bennett, and a host of farmer panels and thought-leaders at the 2019 summit, set to take place Jan. 24-25 at Coralville Marriott hotel and conference center near Iowa City, Iowa. Hundreds of farmers will gather to reignite their passion for agriculture. Don’t miss it! Register now by following these links.