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Grain Producer
Elgin, NE
Customer since 2001



Why I chose agriculture

My uncle and my dad helped me get started. Dad got sick and that’s what brought me back to the farm. As a family, we work really well together. We’re all team players. We make it fun.

The future of agriculture

I think there’s way more opportunity today for young producers, and you see a lot of young producers our age coming back. The opportunity in agriculture is there if you can get your name out there and be active.

How we make decisions

We sit down with everyone including our FCSAmerica financial and crop insurance officers. We need to continue to put better plans together, especially as we expand.

Why we work with FCSAmerica

We’re on the same page as our financial officer and that is really important. He knows how we think, we talk to him a lot, and we respect what he says. It’s a good relationship. We’re very fortunate to have a financial officer who understands futures and has a farm background. It just clicks. 

The future of our operation

We’re very confident in expanding. We’re aware times could get leaner, and we need to plan for that – really hone in on our positives, find our weaknesses and become more efficient. We feel we’re very efficient today, equipment- and input-wise, but there is always room for improvement.

Working with the right team

We challenge everybody on our team and it’s something we need to do more of down the road. We challenge our financial officer and our grain broker all the time. We always talk openly whenever something comes up that may better our operation. I think it really helps our operation to keep everybody on the same page.

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