Agricultural Consulting

Agricultural Consulting

Those who own and/or operate row crop operations understand the complexities of agricultural production. Although the general public typically considers agriculture to be a traditional and even slow industry, we know it is rapidly changing and requires constant attention to keep up with government programs, laws, regulations and new technology that affect commodity markets, trade, production and farmland markets.

The core consulting that we generally provide to landowners, investors, and agricultural producers falls in the following three categories:

  • Land management consulting
  • Real estate consulting
  • Financial consulting

The land ownership consultation services at GFM provide you with an analysis on your unique issue to ensure you’re making appropriate decisions to accomplish your business goals. We can help answer questions such as:

  • Is my lease equitable for both parties?
  • What is my best option in estate planning?
  • What can I do to increase profitability?
  • How do I develop my farm?
  • How do I reduce taxes when selling?
  • What is the return on investment for capital improvements?
  • How do I reduce grain marketing risk?
  • What are my current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats? (SWOT Analysis)
  • How do I participate in conservation programs?
  • Am I in compliance with state and federal regulations?
  • I have inherited a farm.  Now what?

We can provide specific reports and consultation such as:

  • Due Diligence Reports
  • Leasing Advise and Negotiations
  • Land Management Plans
  • Farm Plan Reports
  • Loan Package Preparation
  • Financial Analysis of Land and Operations
  • Balance Sheet Structuring
  • Landowner Dispute Representation
  • Chattel Valuation
  • Inventory Audits
  • Business Planning for Exits, Startups, and Expansions
  • Broker Price Opinion
  • Land Partitioning
  • Generational Transition
  • Renewable Energy Planning
  • Bookkeeping and Recordkeeping

Time and again, we hear of farm operators and landowners who left money on the table due to poorly structured leases, failure to participate in government programs, lack of economic or financial knowledge and other areas in which we specialize. In an industry where there is so much at stake, give us a call to make sure you’re operating at maximum efficiency.