To become an organic farmer, you need to complete the organic transition period. Unfortunately, that’s a financial barrier for many farmers. Why? Because unless you have some hidden acres, you’re growing crops organically for 36 months while selling them at commodity prices. But with the right loan, plan, and mindset, you can use this time […]
Process of converting conventional acres to organic acres
5 Steps for a Strong Transition to Organic Farming
Is your family farm struggling to stay profitable? Are you worried the only way to stay in business is to increase your acreage? It’s time to put your worries aside. You can transition to organic row crop farming and take control of your profits. With organics, you can improve your farm’s bottom line. You won’t […]
Organic Certification. Done by Sep 2020. Check!
The pandemic turned “normal” upside down in 2020, but it didn’t stop AgriSecure. Our members got their organic certification completed. On time. COVID-19 caused communication delays. It created confusion across the nation. Still, all our members had their organic certification paperwork done by September. Why? For one, row crop farmers gained from our expertise in […]
Organic Transition Provides “Peace of Mind” and an Edge
Not so long ago, Todd Grohs realized he had a problem. He was doing the budget for his 5,000-acre farm in Wessington Spring, S.D., and the numbers didn’t look good. “I said, ‘I’ve got an option here. If I stay doing what I’m doing, in three to four years I’ll have all of my equity […]
5 Steps for Financing the Transition to Organics
Profits. They’re one of the primary reasons farmers decide to move into organic production. Financing the transition to organics, though, can be one of your biggest hurdles. That’s why the support of a banker or ag lender can be a lifeline for farmers looking to get into organics. The right backing helps you build an […]
Transitioning to Organics? Avoid These 5 Pitfalls.
There are many reasons to be interested in transitioning to organics. Premiums are one of them. Prices for organic row crops can be two to three times those for conventional, with the organic corn market trading at an average $9+ per bushel over the last decade. The key to realizing these benefits is getting off […]
Consider Organic Farming? Yes.
With so much economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering: Is now the right time to transition into organic crop production? Is this the right time to increase the number of organic acres you’re already farming? My answer, yes. Current market conditions, falling commodity prices for conventional crops and somewhat lower […]
80 Million Millennials Can’t Be Wrong: Farmer Panel
80 million millennials are a part of the driving force behind the rapid growth of organic food demand. So why aren’t more farmers transitioning into a system that sees premiums of 2x over conventional and profitable margins? In a panel that took place at FBN’s Farmer2Farmer V event, AgriSecure co-founder and organic farmer Bryce Irlbeck […]
Organic Production? Get this Free Playbook.
Becoming an organic farmer is not a simple task. It requires a 36-month period, known as the transition process, where fields are treated as they would be under organic certification, but without being able to reap the organic premiums. Transitioning can set your organic operation up for success or struggles, which is why AgriSecure has […]
AgriSecure Shares Transition Tips at Minnesota Organic Conference
AgriSecure account executives Kenn Jenkins and Pete Kapustka will share the company’s perspective on how to manage the transition process into organic production at the 2020 Minnesota Organic Conference. Becoming an organic grower requires a field not having any prohibited substance or genetically modified crops on it for 36 months, and that time period can […]