Paths to Profitability

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Hear growers share their paths to profitability

Growers 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.


Meet Iowa Grower Steve Anderson

For fifth generation Iowa grower Steve Anderson, 2013 marked the beginning of a challenge. “The ag economy really started going south,” Steve notes. Crop prices were falling faster than the input prices, making turning a profit hard to impossible. The changes he made helped him make a profit and have more time with his family.

A little here and a little there adds up to profitability. Now that the marketing is closing out from last year, I’m suddenly seeing, I’ll be darned, I made money.

Steve Anderson, Co-owner SR Anderson Farm


Meet Iowa Grower Kyle Schnell

Iowa grower Kyle Schnell is transitioning 700 acres to regenerative organic, with 300 acres that are just regenerative. He's 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.

Just the savings themselves have increased my income a lot.

Kyle Schnell, Owner Iowa Organics


Meet Kansas Grower 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.

When it makes money and helps the cause of the family moving forward, it just makes sense.

Tony Hein, Co-owner Tony Hein Farm

The benefits

Be resilient to economic and environmental changes

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 proof is in the numbers

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