GET THE MOST CROP
FOR THE BEST COST
ACHIEVE NEXT-LEVEL PRODUCTION WITH AN INDEPENDENT
If you’re a generational farmer, you have decades of experience informing all your production decisions. You’re good at growing a crop cost-effectively, and nobody could ever claim otherwise.
But many growers with plenty of know-how have been struggling in recent years. It’s not their fault – being good has simply stopped being good enough to turn a profit. The prices just aren’t there these days.
But there is a path forward. It requires an even higher level of precision than what many growers are achieving. It’s like going from algebra to calculus. That may sound daunting, but it’s doable with the support of a well-equipped, expert personal agronomist. And growers willing to adapt have the opportunity for a level of ROI unprecedented in row crop farming.
We’ll help you take your operation to that next level of precision with Iowa crop yield data management and advisory services designed to raise your crop production. Growers Axis® builds on the tried-and-true methods you’ve developed for the land you know best.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
CUSTOMIZED GROWING SYSTEM AND EXECUTION: Armed with a complete analysis of every field and all your expenses, we get to work creating your acre-by-acre seed and fertility plan for maximum ROI.
And we don’t just create the plan — we execute on it, uploading the scripts, validating accuracy, monitoring progress, and ensuring proper adjustments as conditions change. We have lots of experience raising crop production for farmers in Iowa with crop yield data management and consultation, and we can help your farm too.
A TRUE PARTNER IN YOUR FIELD: It used to be that as a farmer, you could make do with free ag advice from suppliers and experts who weren’t involved in your operation.
But this “free” advice carries a hidden price tag that can eat up your profits. It’s incomplete and generalized, so you’re on your own to put the pieces together for your unique situation.
When you work with us, you get a complete plan customized to your situation, and we’re with you every step of the way to implement and adjust it. If your plants come up together, we can evaluate the opportunity for bumping your yield. And if there’s excess rain, we’ll be with you working to protect your investment.
INDUSTRY-LEADING EXPERTISE: Our grower advisors have decades of experience working with farmers and top companies. They’ve been the go-to experts in their regions for years, troubleshooting the most complex production problems and creating customized plans for maximum ROI. And our 2.7 million-acre database of independent yield information lets us objectively assess your operation against similar ones.
WORKING ONLY FOR YOU: We work for you and only you, not a supplier or any third party. We have the flexibility to suggest the best solutions to raise crop yields for your Iowa farm regardless of brand or source. We will serve as that unbiased resource for everything from seed selection to fertilizer and chemical purchases. Our success is dependent on your success.
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYTICS GAUGE EVERY ACRE’S ROI: Our best-in-class software lets us drive all plans, decisions, and adjustments down to the acre. If we write a script to increase fertility on one area of the field and decrease another, we tie those expenses back to each specific acre. If you make an in-season adjustment on certain acres, we track it and account for it in that land’s ROI.
SEED AND FERTILITY PLAN
TO MAXIMIZE ROI
You will get a hybrid Rx plan and VRT fertility Rx plan, taking into consideration all the controllable variables and ROI on each acre.
Your plan stems from your soil sampling results, yield removal, and yield goals, with the best product recommended for each area. Our expertise with analyzing and managing Iowa farm crop yield data combined with our software applies the best on-farm knowledge to each scenario.
Your grower advisor will evaluate your operation and each acre on its own merits, discuss a plan that fits your needs and constraints, then work with you to implement it and stay on task. He’ll take into consideration your equipment, capabilities, weather, and all other relevant factors to produce a plan that will give you the greatest ROI.
He’ll handle all the pulling of data, analysis, and summarization to create the plan, then collect the as-applied data to evaluate the results.
Throughout the year, we’ll ground-truth your operation to ensure all the details of your plan are implemented and validated. We’ll also monitor your situation as needed to make in-season decisions.
We understand what Iowa crop yield data can mean for your farm and look out for potential issues with your crop’s general health, pressures from disease and insects, and weather patterns. And if you need advice on a new idea or adjustment you’d like to try, we’ll be your in-house experts!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I pay for a prescription?
Prescriptions might look like an extra cost, but when done correctly, they can save you money by making sure you’re putting your inputs where they’re needed, in the optimal amounts. Some farmers get by with blanket spreading, but they’re literally throwing money on the ground – money that could mean the difference between profit and loss.
Okay, but I can get a prescription from my supplier. What’s different about this?
It’s true you can get a prescription from just about any supplier, but there’s a potential conflict of interest that pits their advice against the possibility of selling more product. Many suppliers do a great job, but by definition, they’re there to sell you things. Wouldn’t it be nice to know your advisor had no potential bias?
Also, while some supplier reps have significant agronomy knowledge, the nature of their job doesn’t usually allow them the time to make it their primary focus. Their compensation comes from selling product, so they have limited time for pure education or digging into any one client’s operational details.
And once your prescription is set, they typically have other clients to move on to. They can’t stick around to be your onsite expert. That leaves you on your own to implement the scripts and deal with changing situations during the growing season.
We create comprehensive growing plans that consider every aspect of your operation and your historical data. We tie everything back to your cost per bushel and ROI per acre to ensure profitability. And we execute and adjust the plan for you, freeing up your time and energy.
Suppliers get compensated by selling you more. We get compensated by making you more.
Why can’t I just get the software and do it myself?
Software and algorithms are only as powerful as the knowledge and experience of the person inputting the data, the quality of the data being uploaded, and the execution of the results.
Growers have been told for years they should embrace precision equipment and software, but many have yet to capitalize on that investment. They haven’t gotten reliable, tangible results from the money they’ve spent.
We get paid on results, so we make sure you get them.
This sounds like a lot of work for me. Why should I bother? The market will bounce back. Why can’t I just tighten my belt for a while like I always have?
There’s no telling when the market will improve, but historical data suggests it could be many years. And even if it happens tomorrow, you lose nothing by getting your operation working in a more efficient and profitable manner today.
And remember, we guarantee our service. If you partner with us, and we don’t earn your operation dollar-for-dollar the amount you invest with us, we’ll give you an equitable refund.
We know your time is your most precious asset. So we’ll handle all the details, from plan creation to execution to validation, leaving you free to focus on running your operation.