"We do a lot of feeding with just cracked corn, cotton seed hulls, oats, mixed with protein and dry molasses. Fed with ground grass hay and cornstalks, depending on what you want to get out of it and what equipment you have you can change this…"
"Well the big companies won't even take a look at me being a dealer, but i like the idea that there not tied to a big company so they can buy traits from other companies and cross them into there own to create a better hybrid. In our area…"
"I would be hesitant about getting into a umbrella company. As they sell mostly 2nd rate seeds as the best are reserved for their flagship lines (pioneer). They claim to be operating independently, but common sense will tell us this does not benefit…"
"I'm been talking with reps from LG, Great Lakes and Stine right now. None really have many or any dealers in my area which would give me quite the range to work with and grow. Any thoughts on these companies?"
"Look for a independent seed company. Wyffels, Renk,Kussmaul. These would be good opportinities to start. Do not expect to get rich as most all pay 5 to 10 dollars a bag on corn and about half that on beans."
"Ok i was just starting to see what was out there for oppertunities, just looking for land of my own to try and form a place for myself in our operation and thought becoming a dealer could help me get to know different area farmers and form a good…"
"I work for a seed dealer, and it depends on what company you go with on how you get payed. We are a Syngenta dealer for Garst corn and NK soybeans and you only get payed based on sales volume and its pretty low. We make most of our money treating…"
Did you ever start a custom operation to help on the farm? I saw your post on about hogs, I know very little about hogs so I can’t help there, however I did notice that since the older generation (my dad and maybe yours as well) are not as good with technology and working with numbers, I have discovered that my most valuable position on our farm was to be working numbers to find ways to improve. I don’t know if you are already doing that but sometimes having somebody checking numbers and making savings that way can be more valuable than starting another operation.
How is the weather in IA? I am in south central ND and we are in the middle of a blizzard again. It looks like we will have another late spring.