Paths to Profitability

Getting on a path to a more profitable future often starts with one question. Take one of these next steps to help find your own path to profitability.

Hear farmers share their paths to profitability

Farmers from across the country share about the questions they asked and paths they took that led their farms to greater profitability. Some have saved costs on inputs or optimized their working capital, while others have added new revenue streams, such as grazing or carbon credits, or used digital platforms to get a better price for their grain.

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Adam Chappell

A decade after taking his first steps toward practices that benefit the soil, Adam continues to maximize his profitability and reduce his expenses by introducing new practices.

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Kasey Bryant Bamberger

On her family’s farm in Ohio, Kasey Bryant Bamberger uses digital technology and natural microbiology to enrich her soil and produce a healthier crop. In their first year of using cover crops and no-till, they have already seen a large-scale weed reduction.

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Kyle Schnell

Iowa farmers Kyle Schnell found the more he applies beneficial practices such as cover crops, grazing, reduced inputs, no no-till, the more his profits increase. He spends less and earns more.

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Mike Bretz

Mike Bretz's point of view was: “If we can actually make agriculture more profitable and improve soil health, why not go do it?” Mike jumped in headfirst with all 450 acres into regenerative practices, planting cover crops last fall and going for another round this spring.

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Steve Anderson

In 2013, crop prices were falling faster than the input prices, making turning a profit hard to impossible. The changes Steve made helped him make a profit and have more time with his family.

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Tony Hein

With mounting chemical prices, Tony Hein thought to himself, “I’ve got to do something different.” Reducing inputs and enrolling in Indigo Carbon have helped Tony save costs while improving their soil health.

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Ken Rulon

Indiana farmer Ken Rulon has been using no-till and cover crops for decades—and has the data to shows benefits. Some of those benefits include increasing his profitability by reducing costs on pesticides and insecticides and focusing on having something in the ground all year.

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The benefits

Making your farming economics more resilient

From saving costs to earning additional revenue streams, adopting beneficial practices and optimizing your grain marketing strategy over time can help you to create a more resilient, profitable operation.

The economics of farming

See results from real growers who have made changes to their approach from soil to sale.

These case studies are provided for general informational purposes only. A number of variables can affect profitability. Individual results will vary. Indigo does not guarantee any results with respect to profitability of regenerative practices with respect to any individual grower.

*Source:  Progress Report July 2020