Farm4Profit Podcast

David Whitaker, Corey Hillebo, Tanner Winterhof

Our mission is to provide farms and operators an independent and unbiased outlet for information related to increasing the profitability of their farming operation. We will be providing farms and operators of all sizes and experience levels access to the latest trends, projections, and the tools necessary to increase farming profitability. We will take each episode to deliver latest news, what's working for active farms, and a topic of focus each episode. Remember, if you aren't farming for profit you won't be farming for long. read less
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Financial Independence in Farming w/ Mary Jo Irmen
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Financial Independence in Farming w/ Mary Jo Irmen
Building Financial Independence in Farming: A Conversation with Mary Jo IrmenIntroduction:Today, we're excited to have Mary Jo Irmen, founder of WithoutTheBank.com, joining us to discuss how she helps farmers achieve financial independence.Mary Jo, could you start by giving us a brief overview of your background and how you got involved in helping farmers with their finances?It was never my intent to teach the world about the Infinite Baking Concept much less write two books. However, sometimes in life things find you and in the 2008 the stock market crash lead me to the Infinite Banking Concept.That was all I needed, FiscalBridge, LLC was born then and there. I quickly found people were not comfortable with handling their own finances because the industry leads us to believe we are not smart enough. This was a truth no one told me about, it is my mission to share it with all and make sure it’s done so in a way you understand and succeed. Understanding the Concept of Financial IndependenceMary Jo, many farmers may not be familiar with the idea of financial independence. Can you explain what it means in the context of farming?How does achieving financial independence differ from simply turning a profit in farming?What if I am skeptical?What is Human Life Value? How much insurance can I have?What if you are not insurable?How old is this concept?Can I use policies I already have?Where do I find my money to start?The Role of Banking and Finance in FarmingHow does your approach differ from conventional banking?What are some common financial challenges that farmers face, and how do you help them overcome these challenges?With your program where do traditional banks fit now?Building Wealth and StabilityWhat are some key strategies you recommend for farmers looking to secure their financial future?Can you share any success stories or examples of farmers who have significantly improved their financial situation through your guidance?Addressing Common MisconceptionsWhat are some of these misconceptions, and how do you debunk them?What advice do you have for farmers who may be hesitant to explore alternative financial strategies?Can you mix and match?Looking AheadAs the agricultural industry continues to evolve, what trends do you see emerging in terms of financial management for farmers?Conclusion/Summary/ChallengeDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
Beyond Drones: Unveiling the Agronomic Benefits
May 20 2024
Beyond Drones: Unveiling the Agronomic Benefits
IN-STUDIO INTERVIEW GUESTS:  Sue Brakhane, Chief Agronomist  Travis Biggs, Imaging Services DirectorINTERVIEW FLOW AND TOPICS (OR GOALS)-  Circle back to who we are as a company, reference founding partners Danny Assman and Ryan Schroeder and their original Farm4Profit interview.-  Emphasize the differences of Terraplex as a drone sales company (our emphasis on service) REALLY deep dive into services. More than just servicing and repairing drones when they crash, but the after-sale service aspect too. Our customers learn SO MUCH more by spending time with our team at drone delivery. We’re so much more than just a “drone-in-a-box” company. (Expand on how *some* companies sell a drone, then ship ‘em...and you’re done).-  Our customers will learn more about they’re buying from us, working with our team members – than they will going it alone, watching YouTube videos.-  Additional Terraplex services expanding into imaging and crop analysis. (Enter importance of having Sue and Travis on our team – what other drone sales company is doing that - ? )  What can farmers learn about their operations with our imaging drones? Gonna learn more about what you’re buying from us - with our team members – than you will go alone, watching YouTube videos.  Touch on agronomic insights of crop analysis. How understanding MORE about crops can lead to better decision making with fungicide or foliar application. Ability to go back of WHERE we need to spray, WHAT we need to spray (and how often)-  Agronomic update. What is the incredibly wet start to this planting season doing right now? Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
F4F - Jen Hartmann - Corey's CTO Campaign Updates
May 16 2024
F4F - Jen Hartmann - Corey's CTO Campaign Updates
@jenalyson    Twitter 24.3KWhere are they fromHow’s the family Quad CitiesMarried w/ 2 children Herself and spouse both work for DeerePat has worked for Deere 20+ years - He’s 2nd generation DeereLyric’s GraduationJohn DeereDirector of PR & SocialLeading the CTO campaign Received her 15th anniversary ring at DeereAttended AGRITECHNICA - Future Ag Expo in Germany Her team is all over:2 in Des Moines, 1 in Vermont, 1 in California, 5 in Quad Cities, 1 in Chicago, Germany Previous roles at JD2008: Public Relations Specialist and Gold Key Tour Lead2011: Communication Manager2016: Marketing Communications Manager | Compact Construction Equip.2018: Public Relations and Social Media ManagerJan. 2020: Associate Director, Strategic Public RelationsMar. 2020: Global Director Strategic PR and Enterprise Social MediaHas faced a global pandemic, social unrest, election chaos, and a United Auto Workers strike at John Deere all while in this roleAutism AdvocateFounder and President of Royal Ball Run for Autism 2011: she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was wrapped around her vagus nerve - manages ability to speak, swallow, and eatWent through surgery believing she would never talk againIdea came to her while she was in recovery from her surgery to remove a brain tumor Held every June in Milan, IL - June of 2024 will be the 13th runGoal:   Increase awareness and acceptance of autism - a neurological disorder that impacts 1 in 59 childrenSupport local autism programs in the Quad Cities area        Daughter is autistic3rd yr student at UIowa In 2022 they became rental property ownersGoal is to convert apartments into independent living units for autistic adults                      Start, bench, cutMuffin types: blueberry, choc chip, lemon poppyseed Music, sports, tvEast coast, West Coast, Gulf ShoreCocktail, Seltzer, MargaritaHeated steering, sun roof, heated seatsTikTok, Instagram, Twitter (X)Fries, onion rings, cheese curdsBreakfast, lunch, dinnerWhat’s the best food have you ever had and where did you get it? Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
Understanding the Cattle Market: Navigating Challenges with Cattle Business Systems
May 13 2024
Understanding the Cattle Market: Navigating Challenges with Cattle Business Systems
Balance 4 WardCattle feeding company based out of SW Iowa, focused on helping and creating more opportunities for the mid-market cattlemenLevel the playing field for them so they can compete in the industryWe primarily do two things as a company – We Feed Cattle. Provide Additional Services to Cattle Feeders to help them make more moneyOne of those services being our Cattle Business SystemsAddressing Challenges in Cattle Ranching: Could you elaborate on the various challenges cattlemen face on a daily basis? In what ways were these challenges impacting your profitability and competitiveness in the industry?As we record in Spring of 2024 what type of a market are we coming out of and what type of market are we currently sitting in?Cattle Business SystemsWhat is it? Well, we recognize that cattlemen wear multiple hats every day and deal with lots of different people : Examples (scrap the pens, processing cattle, oh and your order buyer is calling you saying he’s got a good deal on cattle, while your broker is wanting you to trade the crush and hedge cattle…etc..)We faced the same thing in our operation, and therefore we weren’t competing in the industry. So we spent time and focused on who was winning in the industry and concluded that we needed to develop a team of people to help us align all of our decisions in our operation and keep us accountableWhy does CBS work?The Concept Behind Cattle Business Systems: What inspired you to develop a team-based approach to tackling these challenges? How does Cattle Business Systems aim to align decisions within a cattle operation and ensure accountability?Empowering Cattlemen:What are ways we can empower cattlemen to make informed decisions?What advantages do some producers have over others?What is the vision of Balance4Ward for the future of the cattle market?What indicators have your crew/team been paying attention to?The SaleSo, Cattle Business Systems, is a monthly membership, that includes a monthly meeting and gives them full access to our team along with full transparency of what we are doing in our own operation to help give them confidence to make decisions and get more of an equal advantage in the industryOur job is to meet with our clients every month, identify opportunities, help them prioritize those, and execute if needed. And if guys need help executing on those decisions, we have additional services through our platform that we can help them do that – B4W Advantage, B4W Feeders, New Balance Commodities, B4W Operations Why Balance4Ward?We do it, we have skin in the gameTotally transparent on what we are doing in our own operation at B4WEverything from risk management, feed, operations, buying/selling of cattle, cornThere is no conflict of interest – not trying to margin you into something elseExample: How does this decision affect all the other ones I have to make in my operationProactive in everything we do (18 months) – we try to maximize/ be the best at profit per head – not about to volume to usSeparate the farmer vs. The feeder Contact us for more information. What are the next steps in learning more about us and what we have to offer?What is the best food you have ever eaten and where did you get it from?  Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
Exploring Land Investment Strategies with Justin Bruch
May 6 2024
Exploring Land Investment Strategies with Justin Bruch
In this episode of the Farm4Profit Podcast, we're honored to welcome Justin Bruch, a fifth-generation Iowa farmer and Co-Founder of AgFunder.com. With a rich background in agriculture spanning four continents, Justin brings a wealth of experience to the discussion.Justin's journey in agriculture began on his family's farm in Iowa, where he cultivated a deep appreciation for the land and its potential. After earning his bachelor's degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University in 2000, Justin embarked on a remarkable career that has taken him across North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Along the way, he has gained invaluable insights into different agricultural practices, market dynamics, and investment opportunities.As the Co-Founder and Chairman of AgFunder.com, Justin has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing agriculture crowdfunding. With a 100% focus on funding agriculture projects, AgFunder.com has become one of the largest platforms of its kind in the world, empowering farmers and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life.In our conversation with Justin, we explore the intriguing topic of land investment and its significance in securing the farming future. We delve into the reasons why people invest in land, examining its long-term benefits and potential for growth. Justin shares his insights on alternative methods for land acquisition beyond traditional means, such as inheritance, cash purchases, or bank financing.Furthermore, we discuss the economics of purchasing land in the current environment, addressing common concerns about cash flow and record-breaking land prices. Justin sheds light on how implementing organic practices can affect access to land, highlighting the challenges and considerations involved in transitioning to organic farming.One particularly fascinating aspect we explore is the role of land investment in the carbon market. Justin explains how investing in land can contribute to carbon sequestration and water conservation, aligning with sustainable farming practices and environmental stewardship.Throughout our conversation, Justin emphasizes the enduring appeal of land investment, despite potentially lower returns compared to other market options. We examine the non-monetary benefits of land ownership, including lifestyle factors, legacy considerations, and the satisfaction of preserving the environment.As we look to the future, Justin shares his predictions for emerging trends in land investment and sustainable practices. He discusses potential challenges and opportunities on the horizon, offering valuable insights for farmers and investors alike. Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
F4F - Bridgette Readel
May 2 2024
F4F - Bridgette Readel
@bmreadel      Instagram 1.6k    TikTok 661  Facebook 1.2k   Twitter 14.6kSukup Booth 2/29/2024 11:00 AM Bridgette ReadelHow’s the family - do they farm with family?Wife, mom, passionate agriculturalist, NDSU Bison & rhubarb advocateWhat do they want to make sure they see before they leaveAbout BridgetteFarm kid extraordinaire…..NDSU gradBoth herself and husband are heavily involved in agriculture and have two adult childrenGraduated as a high school ag teacher….Now active teaching adults about agriculture product+25 years of industry experience in sales and technical agronomyWorked for Corteva for 10 yrs (until 2022) - market development specialist, enlist field specialistServed as mentor and trainer for +70 students and new hires in salesActive public speaker, radio host, sales mentorAg director at WDAY 970 AM - broadcasting and media productionLilac Lane MediaAgriculture sales training…Negotiations training for ag sellers, personality styles, media trainingWeekly Ag EducationVoice OversPartners: Rural Minds: mental health … Ag Mafia … Agronomy on IceNooner Chats on twitter - little podcast episode with different guestsRight now, who inspires you? Would you ratherBe constantly itchy or constantly stickyEat cold pizza or hot cereal for breakfastHave a cow or horse living in your houseBeen the oldest or youngest child in your familyLive in a boat or a treehousePublicly speak or do a voice overGo to a trivia night or go to a standup show Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
Unveiling the Power of Micro-Captive Insurance - The 831(b) Advantage
Apr 29 2024
Unveiling the Power of Micro-Captive Insurance - The 831(b) Advantage
In this insightful episode of the Farm4Profit Podcast, we explore the fascinating world of Micro-Captive Insurance with none other than Van Carlson, the esteemed Founder & CEO of SRA. With over twenty-five years of experience in the risk management industry, Van brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, sharing valuable insights on how small to mid-market businesses can leverage 831(b) Plans to effectively manage their property and casualty risks while enjoying significant tax benefits.Van's journey in the industry began with Farmers Insurance Group, where he started as an agent and swiftly rose to prominence, growing his book of business to become one of the largest in his home state of Idaho. Today, his primary goal is to continue the upward trajectory of SRA, constantly innovating and developing new products to meet the evolving needs of the market.The heart of this episode lies in understanding the intricacies of 831(b) Plans and how they offer a unique opportunity for business owners to retain up to 50% of their risk and premiums. By placing funds in a tax-deferred 831(b) Plan, businesses can build a funded reserve for potential losses, thus gaining greater control over claims and even participating in underwriting profits within their plan. It's an ideal strategy for savvy business owners willing to take calculated risks for greater rewards.Van also draws parallels between 401(k) and 831(b) accounts, shedding light on their similarities in terms of tax benefits, contribution limits, and compliance requirements. However, the real magic of 831(b) Plans lies in their ability to mitigate various business risks that may not be covered by traditional insurance, such as supply chain interruptions, cybersecurity attacks, and even brand damage.Delving deeper into the history of 831(b) Microcaptives, Van discusses the legislative milestones and regulatory framework that have shaped their evolution over the years. From the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to the more recent PATH Act of 2015, which increased premium amounts and introduced inflation riders, these legislative developments have made 831(b) Plans an increasingly attractive option for businesses seeking comprehensive risk management solutions.Join us as we unravel the complexities of Micro-Captive Insurance and discover how it can be a game-changer for your business's risk management strategy. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this episode offers invaluable insights into safeguarding your assets and maximizing rewards in today's dynamic business landscape. Tune in now to learn from the best in the industry and take your risk management strategy to the next level.Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
Farm4Fun w/ Farmer Froberg!
Apr 25 2024
Farm4Fun w/ Farmer Froberg!
In this episode of the Podcast, we sit down with Farmer Froberg, a fifth-generation farmer hailing from Alvin, TX. With a rich history in farming and a passion for educating consumers about modern agricultural practices, Farmer Froberg shares insights into their family farm, Froberg Farms.We delve into Farmer Froberg's background, including his time as an Army veteran and his experience working at a nonprofit farm that trained veterans—a venture that unfortunately lost its grant funding. Now, Farmer Froberg channels his passion for agriculture into managing Froberg Farms' social media presence and bridging the gap between consumers and the realities of farming.Froberg Farms is a year-round operation, offering a wide array of homegrown fruits and vegetables, along with other goodies like eggs, jellies, and even Christmas trees. Their farm is a hub of activity, boasting an in-store bakery and snack bar, as well as opportunities for visitors to pick their own produce, including strawberries and blackberries.With a rich history dating back to 1936, Froberg Farms has evolved over the years, from its humble beginnings of growing strawberries to a thriving enterprise spanning hundreds of acres. Farmer Froberg shares touching anecdotes about the farm's journey, from family milestones to pivotal moments in its growth and expansion.Don’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
From Farmhand to Featuring Agriculture - Clayton Lind's Big Goals
Apr 22 2024
From Farmhand to Featuring Agriculture - Clayton Lind's Big Goals
In this episode, we sat down with Clayton Lind, founder of Atlas Media Solutions, who shared his inspiring journey of transitioning from a farmhand to a media entrepreneur dedicated to spreading awareness about agriculture. Clayton's passion for storytelling drove him to scale his business, aiming to reach 100 million people online by 2024 and produce Netflix-level pro-ag documentaries by 2025-2026. Through Atlas Media Solutions, Clayton crafts high-quality digital media to showcase the agriculture industry's story, helping clients better connect with consumers. We explored Clayton's background and how his farmhand experience during the pandemic shifted his perspective on agriculture. He highlighted the importance of addressing misconceptions about food origins and empowering consumers through knowledge. Clayton also discussed the role of technology in shaping agriculture's future and shared tips for supporting sustainable practices. Transitioning from a one-man operation to a team of three posed challenges, but Clayton overcame them, offering advice to aspiring entrepreneurs in agriculture. Tune in as we unravel Clayton's journey and the challenges and opportunities of bridging the gap between consumers and the agricultural industry.www.johndeere.comwww.meridianmfg.comwww.terraplexag.comwww.agleader.comDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
F4F - Michelle Martin - AG Mag
Apr 18 2024
F4F - Michelle Martin - AG Mag
Welcome back to another episode of the Farm4Profit podcast! Today, we're joined by the incredible Michelle Martin, a powerhouse in the agricultural industry with a fascinating journey to share. Michelle hails from South Texas, where she and her husband Clayton farm vegetables, raising their son Knox almost on the border with Mexico. Despite her marine degree from A&M, Michelle found her passion in media and reporting, eventually starting her own ag magazines and hosting the popular TV show, Ag On Wheels. With her Ag Marketing company and FarmHer Who initiative, Michelle is revolutionizing how consumers connect with their food, using QR codes to share farmer stories. From growing over 50 varieties of vegetables to spreading ag awareness and even overcoming personal challenges, Michelle's story is one of resilience, innovation, and a deep love for agriculture. Tune in as we delve into her inspiring journey and glean insights from her wealth of experience in the industry. www.johndeere.comwww.sowerlegacyfarmlandfund.comwww.brandt.cawww.agleader.comDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/
Staying on Top of Today's Ag Economic Dynamics
Apr 15 2024
Staying on Top of Today's Ag Economic Dynamics
Fastline: 1:00Economics Show 10:00www.johndeere.comwww.brandt.caDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/Guest:David WidmarAgricultural economist specializing in ag trends and the farm economy Co-founded Ag Economic Insights in 2014Prior: Researcher with the Department of Agricultural Economics at PurdueWho is Ag Economic Insights?History, Mission, VisionFounded in 2-14 by Dr. Brent Gloy and David WidmarBegan writing weekly articles focused on insightsRegularly spoke at famr and agribusiness eventsProvides the Crop Budget OutlookWhat is the current “state of the union” for agriculture?What have been some key factors that have led us to where we are?What needs to happen to help things rebound?How does now differ from the “80’s”?How are global food systems evolving in response to population growth, urbanization, and changing dietary preferences?How are changing consumer preferences influencing agricultural production and marketing strategies, and what opportunities do these trends present for farmers and food producers?How are demographic shifts and labor market trends influencing the availability and composition of the agricultural workforce, both domestically and internationally?What role do immigration policies play in shaping the labor supply and demand dynamics in agriculture, and how might they evolve in the future?How have trade policies and international relations affected the agricultural markets and trade flows?How are policies and incentives evolving to address environmental challenges such as soil degradation, water scarcity, and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture?What are key challenges and opportunities for rural development in agricultural regions, particularly in terms of infrastructure, access to markets, and rural poverty alleviation?How are digital technologies such as blockchain being used to improve supply chain efficiency and traceability in agriculture?Looking ahead, what do you see as the most promising opportunities and potential disruptions in agricultural economics, and how can stakeholders prepare for the future?What did we miss?Summary and Challenge
F4F - Master Pipe Layer - Randy Nessman
Apr 11 2024
F4F - Master Pipe Layer - Randy Nessman
Randy NessmanWest Central MNWife and two boysLikes to camp and be on the lake, down hill skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishingKids in hockey? – other sports?What do they want to make sure they see before they leave Drain Tile ContractorOther jobs16/17: worked for agronomy center and then got his CDL Has also done custom harvesting, spraying, fertilizing, and building grain handling equipment FarmerBorn and raised on a dairy farm that was run by his parentsFamily quick dairy farm when he was 18 yrs old FirefighterJoined the fire department at 19 years oldPodcasterco-host “Off The Husk” w/ the millennial farmer (why no recent shows?)Mission to become a national voice for agriculture, provide farmer to farmer education and facilitate a collaborative conversation between farmers and the public Last episode was 6/28/2022If you were an animal, what do you think you would be?Right now, who inspires you?If you could make anything bigger on your body what would it be?www.johndeere.comwww.meridianmfg.comwww.terraplexag.comwww.agleader.comDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/Start, bench, cutMilk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolateCurly fry, waffle fry, totsZach Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean Sea, snow, sun Planting, Combining, Laying PipeBeer, Whiskey, Seltzer/Cider
Cultivating Stability: How Sower Legacy Farmland Fund Supports Farmers
Apr 8 2024
Cultivating Stability: How Sower Legacy Farmland Fund Supports Farmers
www.johndeere.comwww.brandt.cawww.agleader.comDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/Cultivating Prosperity: How Sower Legacy Farmland Fund Nurtures Farmers' FuturesJohn Deere Booth – Wednesday 11:00 AM Sower’s Legacy Farmland Fund is a first-of-its-kind solution to one of the largest threats to American farmers – succession. Contributing your farm into the Legacy Farmland Fund allows farm owners to receive financial gain, farms to stay in production and legacies to be preserved. Introduction:Eric Mueller, Founder and CEO of Sower Legacy Farmland Fund.Briefly introduce the mission of Sower Legacy Farmland Fund.Eric shares the story behind the inception of Sower Legacy Farmland Fund.“I saw succession planning issues tear families apart time and time again along with producers losing acres to farm.I felt called to create a solution that preserves family legacies and helps farmland owners benefit financially from their land.”            What motivated him to establish a company focused on farmland investment?Discuss the core values and vision driving Sower Legacy Farmland Fund.Understanding Farmland InvestmentDefine the concept of farmland investment and its significance in today's agricultural economy.Explore how Sower Legacy Farmland Fund approaches farmland investment differently.Highlight the benefits and opportunities for both investors and farmers in this model.Empowering FarmersHow does Sower Legacy Farmland Fund directly benefit farmers?Ability to offer an innovative and powerful solution to maximize estate assets Can be used as an alternative to 1031 exchange to defer capital gains Greater means of preserving the family legacy IMPROVED CONTROL & FLEXIBILITY OF A FARMLAND ASSET DIFFERENTIATING ESTATE PLANNING TOOLUnit ownership won't trigger capital gains & leaves the estate intact, with the flexibility to gift, bequest, or liquidate in flexible increments. Unit holders have access to liquidity after the 1-year contribution period has expired; access that doesn't require the sale of the asset.Discuss the support, resources, and opportunities provided to farmers through the fund.Unit holders immediately diversify their holdings, insulating against indirect factors & expenses that are often outside of an individual landowner's control. Professional farm managers maximize returns with proper lease structures and oversight, discounts, capital improvements & progressive partnerships.Share success stories or examples of farmers who have been positively impacted.Overcoming Challenges and Future OutlookAddress common challenges faced by both investors and farmers in the agricultural industry.Discuss strategies employed by Sower Legacy Farmland Fund to mitigate risks and ensure long-term success.Share insights into the future of farmland investment and the role of Sower Legacy Farmland Fund in shaping it.Summary/Challenge
F4F - Kelsey Banks Overcoming Obstacles
Apr 4 2024
F4F - Kelsey Banks Overcoming Obstacles
www.johndeere.comwww.meridianmfg.comwww.terraplexag.comwww.agleader.comDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/Kelsey BanksHow’s the family - do they farm with family?Morrisburg, ONPregnant Currently with Ceresco as a Buyer and Agriculture Advisor covering south eastern OntarioPreviously with NexusBioAgOntario Grain farmers is sponsoring her to take part in the 2023-24 cohort of the ASA Corteva AgriScience Young Leaders program Two phases1) in november came down to Johnston to Corteva2) conjunction with the Commodity Classic Agronomist Grew up in the ag industryLikes to work with canolaLicensed Seed Crop Inspector - as of September, 2023Laurel Lea FarmsGrew up growing pumpkin and asparagus…..Known as the Pumpkin Queen 2016: moved and began cash cropping and pumpkin farming2021: farm in 2 counties on family’s farm Farms 300 acres corn, soybeans, wheat, and canola Runs share-cropping on 2 farmsGoals:Expanding the land she farms Expanding her involvement as a leader within the ag industryBrain Cancer Survivor Diagnosed in February, 2020 Named the tumor BobA seizure and pneumonia ended up being a brain tumorTold she couldn’t drive A first wanted to keep it secret but figured it was better to share everythingJoined a group with people diagnosed with similar tumorsWas able to spend more time with her dad in the fields February was the first time she drove to the farm 5 hrs away from home since being diagnosedSpoke with oncologists about cancer from an adolescent and young child perspective Hot takes - agree or disagree with the statement and why Pineapple goes on PizzaPeanut butter and eggs make a good burgerGetting up at 6 am is too early Apple music is better than SpotifyFrench fries dipped in ice cream is goodMaking an itinerary ruins a trip How have they figured out how to learn something new the quickest?
Carbon Intensity Scores w/ Mitchell Hora
Apr 1 2024
Carbon Intensity Scores w/ Mitchell Hora
Guest:Mitchell Hora is a 7th generation Iowa farmer and the Founder/CEO of Continuum Ag. His farm has stressed the importance of no-till since 1978 and has become a hub for innovation in the adoption of diverse cover crops, interseeded covers, relaying cropping, small grains, and other soil health practices. www.johndeere.comwww.meridianmfg.comwww.terraplexag.comwww.agleader.comDon’t forget to like the podcast on all platforms and leave a review where ever you listen!Websitewww.Farm4Profit.comShareable episode linkhttps://intro-to-farm4profit.simplecast.comEmail addressFarm4profitllc@gmail.comPhone515.207.9640Subscribe to YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSR8c1BrCjNDDI_Acku5XqwFollow us on TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@farm4profitConnect with us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Farm4ProfitLLC/Who is Continuum Ag?Started continuum ag while attending Iowa State → now covers 40 states and 15 countriesLaunched the first soil health data tool, TopSoil, in 2020Today Mitchell and his team are working with farmers, consultants, and sustainability focused organizations to improve the on-farm monetization of soil healthHave Mitchell provide a brief overview of what a carbon intensity score isWhat does it entail and why it’s important for farmers to understandHow can farmers measure and track their carbon intensitywhat tools or resources are available to assist themBillion Bushel Challenge helping the industry SCORE (Carbon Intensity Score) over a billion bushels in 2024drives awareness and participation around low carbon grain needed for biofuel producing, giving Farmers the visibility they need, the control of their premiums & the reward they deserve for growing low CI grainHow does the Billion Bushel Challenge drive awareness and encourage participation among farmers in producing low carbon grain for biofuel production?discuss the importance of visibility, control, and rewards for farmers participating in the Billion Bushel Challenge?What role do you see farmers playing in leading the charge with the Billion Bushel Challenge, and how does it contribute to the overall goals of the agriculture industry?With the IRS expected to reveal regulations for the 45 Z tax Credits in 2024, how do you anticipate this will impact farmers and the agricultural industry as a whole?How does the quantified low-carbon biofuel system work? What are the potential benefits and drawbacks for farmers participating in the 45Z tax credits? What strategies can farmers employ to optimize their CI score?What resources or support systems will be available to assist farmers in navigating the requirements and maximizing their benefits?Are there any potential market implications or shifts in consumer demand expected as a result of the increased production of low carbon biofuelsHow has the TopSoil program evolved since its introduction?What enhancements can farmers expect to see in the upcoming years?What sets TopSoil apart from other carbon intensity programs or initiatives in the ag industry What do you envision as the long-term impact of continuum Ag’s efforts in promoting CI awareness and adoption within the agriculture sector?How do you see carbon intensity regulations and incentives evolving in the ag industry?What impact might they have on farmers’ decision-making processWhat role do you see yourself playing in advancing the CI field?What did we miss?Summary and Challenge