YOUR FIELD DATA HOLDS
THE KEY TO PROFITABILITY
DO YOU HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO EXTRACT THE FULL VALUE?
While we honor the farming achievements of past generations, things have changed. To make even a small profit these days, you have to get the absolute maximum ROI out of every square inch of ground. This takes a whole new level of precision in the field.
Many Iowa farmers we work with have been collecting crop field data for years, but they’ve lacked the tools to organize it and translate it into actions that drive results. They’re sitting on a gold mine, but they haven’t been able to extract the riches!
Do you believe you should be getting more out of your data? If so, we can help. Our farming advisors are experts on Iowa crop and field data analysis and can pull together data from across your operation, integrate it, clean it, and distill it into an easy-to-understand asset that will increase your farm profits.
We’ll determine your exact costs down to the bushel, so you’ll have certainty about your breakevens. We’ll also hand you a complete picture of the health and potential of each acre you farm, including:
Complete ROI analysis
Field profitability analysis
Yield needed to break even
Expense reduction to breakeven
Historical VRT effect on net revenue
This is the foundational work that paves the way for creating a comprehensive growing strategy for your operation.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
WORKING ONLY FOR YOU: Most ag advisors are tied to your inputs, your seed, or your machinery. Even though most are honest and well-intentioned, whenever there’s a commission involved, there’s always some chance of bias. As your dedicated advisors, we have in mind only your interests.
PROVEN RESULTS: We live and breathe agriculture, with over 80 years of combined knowledge and intensive work with hundreds of family farms. Our grower advisors have the training, the experience, and the track record to help you boost your bottom line.
MAKING IT SIMPLE: We turn jumbles of raw field data into useful information that drives results. We remove the complexity and hand everything to you in a form that makes sense. You’ll know exactly where your operation stands and be empowered to make growing plans and decisions with confidence.
Most growers are getting soil analysis and fertility reports, but few have the in-house capability to pull everything together into a unified picture of every acre.
Without skilled analysis of your Iowa farm’s field data, you can end up with data that’s not only less useful, but also potentially harmful to your operation if it’s used to drive important decisions.
Our team will ensure your field data is as accurate and complete as possible. And we’ll work with you to compensate for any gaps that might be clouding your view of your land. We’ll compile soil type, pH/BpH, organic matter, CEC, phosphorus, potassium, drainage, and all other essential markers for every acre.
To avert losses from insects, crop disease, weeds, and nutrient deficiencies, we also provide high-precision aerial surveillance imagery. This new technology combines satellite, plane, and drone (leaf-level) imagery, and uses AI deep learning technology to recognize potential or active crop health issues.
Our promise to you is simple: the clearest and most complete picture you’ve ever had of the soil that makes your whole operation possible.
PERFORMANCE DATA AGGREGRATION
As a grower, you have a lot to manage and track. You know your yields, but do you get accurate information for each field 100% of the time? Are you able to see how each growing decision has affected your production?
Much like an accountant helps you pull together all your financial info for filing taxes, we’ll help you as needed to compile and clean your yield data, and put it into a usable format. If any errors show up, we’ll correct or compensate as needed to ensure you end up with as accurate a picture as possible of every acre’s performance.
We can also help you improve your data collection going forward. We’ll identify any best practices that might help you avoid errors, get your yield monitor calibrated and set up correctly prior to harvest, and work with you throughout the season to verify accuracy.
You’ll get a final report that accurately and completely describes what has happened in your field and combines it with historical data to give you clear insights for improving your growing plans.
Having accurate and complete information about your own operation puts you in a much stronger position for optimizing your production strategies. But your farm isn’t the only one out there. Comparing it to others, as well as university recommendations, gives you an additional set up valuable insights for assessing your operation.
But to make use of these benchmarks, we’ve got to be able to compare apples to apples. Calculating your acre-by-acre ROI and your costs per bushel with field data analysis of your Iowa farm gives us the best measures for comparison. We’ll compute these essential figures for you based on your costs for machinery, land, labor, fuel, cost of living, property taxes and any other production expenses.
These two figures play a major role in all your decisions not just in production, but on the grain marketing and business development sides of your operation as well. We’ll work with you to ensure you always have them up to date, so we can best protect your bottom line.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This sounds great, but complicated, and I just don’t have a bunch of time to put into this. How involved do I need to be?
Our goal is to make your life easier while optimizing your operation. We’ll do the heavy lifting for you. While we always welcome your involvement, the only thing you’ll need to do is provide access to your data and equipment and meet with us at key junctures so we can keep you in the loop.
I’ve got a thousand different kinds of data. Are you going to help me figure out how it all fits together?
Yes! We will compile all your data from soil analysis, combine, tractor, university and government sites, input application, and all other sources. Like a puzzle with all its pieces in place, you’ll finally have a clear view of your operation.
I know my data isn’t perfect, and I don’t need to pay someone to throw that back in my face and tell me it’s not usable. How are you going to handle data errors?
No grower has perfect data, and that’s okay! We’ll correct what we can and remove what’s not usable. We’ll work with what you have to provide the most complete analysis possible. And we’ll help you improve your data collection going forward.
I’ve been looking at data outputs for years. What’s going to be better about the information I get from you?
Have you ever looked at the code for a website? It’s a bunch of lines of symbols that look vaguely like English, but most of it makes no sense to the average person. A programmer can look at it and understand what it means, but the rest of us need it presented in an organized format, like this page you’re reading.
That’s what we’ll do with your data – put it into a format you can easily understand and use. With clear insights in hand, you’ll be ready for the next step of making well-informed decisions for improving your operation and maximizing your ROI.