Absentee Farming: A Farm Manager Makes It Work

The complexity of modern farming can cause many landowners to fret over whether all the i’s are being dotted and the t’s crossed in the daily operation of their farm. Now imagine how much worse that must be for landowners who live out of state. That’s when working with a farm manager is absolutely essential.

Even in this “wired world,” where virtually everyone and everything is connected via the Internet, cellular networks, and streaming data, there’s just no substitute for having “feet on the ground” – someone working on your behalf when you can’t be there yourself.

Of course, technology has made it much more practical and efficient to be a non-resident landowner. Information can be exchanged faster and more completely than ever before. And a good farm manager will take advantage of those things to keep the landowner informed, involved, and engaged to whatever extent they wish to be.

But technology can only go so far, and then you need the human touch. Computers don’t understand and can’t work out fencing arrangements with the neighbors. Cell phones know nothing of the conservation plan administered by the Farm Service Agency. An iPad can’t select the right crop inputs. These are the things you need people for. And having the right people to mind these details and keep an eye on your farm can bring peace of mind knowing that your farm is being well cared for today, tomorrow, and for the next generation.

A Farm Manager You Can Believe In

That peace of mind is exactly what you’ll get when working with a trusted partner like Iowa Land Sales and Farm Management. Our entire team is rooted in Iowa agriculture. Our “Leave it better than we found it” philosophy is designed to eliminate the stress and emotion of the decision making process when you’re miles away from your land.

As third- and fourth-generation farmers ourselves, we have the experience, knowledge, and professionalism to ensure our clients and their farms are being properly represented. Allow Iowa Land Sales and Farm Management to be an advocate for you and your farm.

Contact us today to learn more about our land management services.

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