Locally Tailored for the Farmer – Grain Marketing Options
One simple equation: Price Grain can be sold at – cost of production = PROFIT
The team at Landmark creates each grain marketing plan to be built around the farmer’s goals so that they can be successful. Our cooperative is here to bridge the gap between the farmer and the end market, which isn’t quite reachable for our members. Giving the best customer experience we can, the local team concentrates on doing business in the most convenient way to serve the farmer and the community.
Landmark is a cooperative. We are farmer owned and locally operated. The idea behind the cooperative is that we bridge the gap between the local farmer and the end-users where the market isn’t quite reachable.
When we are working with the farmer to do marketing plans, we understand each operation is different. Each marketing plan needs to be built specifically for the farm. They are not one size fits all.
Our biggest goal is to build a plan around your operation to help you become successful. When we start doing a marketing plan, the first thing we look at is the cost of production because our goal is to figure out how much profit we can make after we find out our breakeven. To get our cost production we look at how much the farmer spends on inputs per acre and then divide it by their average bushel per acre yield that they have. So if the farmer spent $600 on input to put corn in the ground and they get an average of 180 bushels per acre, their cost of production is around 3 dollars and 34 cents so we know that we need to get at least 3 dollars and 34 cents to break-even. So, to get our profit when doing great marketing plans, we do the price that you can sell for an app minus their cost of production which equals their profit.
One thing we take pride in at Landmark is providing the best customer experience we can and part of that is being flexible. When it comes to harvest hours if you need to get one last load in we’re just a phone call away and whether its crawling in the combine during harvests to try to help them get their sales made or riding along in the cab with the tractor during planting, we try to be available in the most convenient way for the farmer.
When you do business locally, your money, your business is staying here whether it be job opportunities for the community members, scholarships that Landmark or other local businesses give back. Also, we use our profit margins here to re-invest in our facilities so that we can bring you the best experience possible. That’s why we really think that farmers should do business with the local cooperative because it really is all for the farmer.