FamilyFarms Group benefits deliver peace of mind

Comprehensive benefits to fit all your family farm needs

To be successful, your family farm needs to operate in an effective manner, with hundreds of parts working together smoothly and consistently. If just one part of your operation malfunctions during your peak season, your yields and financial health will suffer.

At FamilyFarms Group, we are committed to helping family farms across the nation. The benefits of membership are specifically tailored to help family agriculture producers succeed throughout the year as well as in the coming years ahead. We work with each producer to tailor individualized strategies to ensure effective implementation for success today, tomorrow and all the years to come.

Learn all about the benefits you can count on to help keep your family farm legacy alive.

Training

Membership in FamilyFarms Group provides you with additional skills to give you a competitive edge and drive your business forward.

Education opportunities for FamilyFarms Group members include:

  • Dozens of educational courses offered in both webinar and classroom formats
  • 2 conferences per year with industry experts and other producers
  • Advanced training for General Managers, Operations Managers, Business Leadership
  • Peer group training for Young Farmers, Dads, Farm Financial Specialists, and Growing Farms
  • Conference call training on specific topics (crop sales, HR, business development)
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Management

Our Member producers benefit from organized and goal-oriented management consulting services.

FamilyFarms Group will help you:

  • Organize under the most fitting entity structure for your farm
  • Assemble an action plan to achieve your goals and actually help you implement that plan
  • Benchmark your operation with others to identify improvement potential
  • Refine human resources efforts so you can hire and retain more reliable employees
  • Improve crop sales management by developing a marketing plan tailored to your business objectives
  • Train key positions in your operation
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Operations

FamilyFarms Group gives you the tools your business needs to keep it operating effectively and efficiently.

  • Efficiency involves replacing wasteful functions and processes with new, more efficient ones. This may include adapting new standard operating principles, training your team and enacting new protocols.
  • Technology solutions include work order systems, inventory control systems, data backup, CRM (customer relationship management), ERP (enterprise resource planning), GPS/GIS data analysis & standards, chemical/fertilizer prescription system.

We’ll help you access and master them all, so your business gains competitive advantages not available outside the group.

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Finance

Healthy finances are imperative to your farm’s survival and success.

Whether consulting on invoice processing, cost analysisaccounting practices or inventory management, FamilyFarms Group will help you streamline and improve your farm’s finances.

You’ll get access to our established tolerance levels for various metrics while we help you monitor them. And while fully audited financial statements seem rare in agriculture, we help our member producers do it on a regular basis to keep their finances finely tuned and secure the loans they need.

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Group Leverage

A collective group representing 600,000+ acres in North America, FamilyFarms Group provides relationships, leverage and economic benefits that individual farm operations never could attain on their own.

We are dedicated to helping family-owned farms lower costs and increase revenues. As a Member, you will have access to:

  • Grants: With 13 different grants you might qualify for, we’ll help you identify options and write the applications.
  • Crop contracts:  Crop contracts that can lead to private supply agreements with end-users and inclusion in an elite group of sellers.
  • Vendor relationships: Relationships with established partners offering rates based on our acreage as a group.
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Networking

Consistently deemed one of our most powerful benefits, FamilyFarms Group is a peer group of producers with shared values and goals.

Members share operational processes, best practices, and even financials to continually help each other make improvements. Since Members are not from the same area, there is no risk of divulging info to your competition.

FamilyFarm Group Members build relationships with other operators based on trust and camaraderie, and often the relationships become personal friendships.

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Land

Simply put, your farm grows as you add acres. FamilyFarms Group provides the plans, training and even templates you need for healthy acre retention and growth.

Learn how to run separate site locations and manage multiple landowners more effectively.  In fact, before joining FamilyFarms Group, Members grew an average of just 464 acres per year. After joining FamilyFarms Group, Members are growing an average of 1,149 acres per year.

It’s not about growing quickly. It’s about growing at a pace you can manage effectively and remain profitable. We’ll help you create the plan, and keep you on track.

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A comprehensive system that provides sustainable growth.

By joining FamilyFarms Group as a Member, you are investing in a system that’s both strategic and innovative, while stocking your shelves with endless resources to keep your family farm running smoothly.

It’s a cooperative and collaborative solution that paves the way for greater sustainability, success and peace of mind – for generations to come.