Thanks to all of you who visited the Grain PhD tent and Morton Center presentations at field day. It was a perfect way to launch the Grain PhD platform.
Realizing that agronomy information and education is only part of what producers need to know to be truly successful, the Hefty Brothers have created Grain PhD to bring grain marketing and price risk education to help farmers become more successful.
Patterned after the successful AgPhD brand, Grain PhD will provide information and services with a goal of improving the farmer’s bottom line. The Hefty brothers are the first to admit that they aren’t grain marketing professionals so they have partnered with some of the best risk management and grain marketing companies in the country to share their knowledge of risk management, software and services with farmers.
Farmers face many different risks but price risk is often top of mind. The notion of selling crops at a less than profitable level can be a constant concern. The mission of Grain PhD is to help farmers manage risks that are inherent to their specific business. “We will provide individual analysis, consultation and marketing plans that can enhance your cash marketing decisions and save time. It is our intention to reduce the stress of marketing through education and discipline” says Scott Harms of Archer Financial Services, an affiliated Grain PhD risk specialist.
Grain PhD also provides a FREE GrainBridge account to farmers. GrainBridge is a cutting-edge software platform that provides farmers a convenient, comprehensive way to organize and manage their production costs and price risk. The platform was created by producers for producers. It is easy to use and gives farmers of almost any crop simple tools and information to manage their business and risk more efficiently and confidently.
The Ag PhD radio program will feature a weekly Grain PhD segment to increase the farmer’s awareness of the educational resources and market information available to them via the Grain PhD website as well as the services that are available through Grain PhD. Farmers will be able to call in or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask the experts about their cash marketing and risk management questions. If your question is not featured on the radio show, an expert will still contact you with an answer.