“Grain production and farm management has quickly evolved into a profession challenged with extreme volatility and unprecedented risk exposure. The AgYield program provides me with risk assessment and management strategies associated with establishing and executing a production plan for my farm.”

Kevin Kennedy- Farmer, Kennedy Farms– Walnut, IL

“As a grain producer and a lender, AgYield is a great tool for us to analyze risk and marketing strategies. It also helps my customers understand marketing and risk management better.”

Jayme J. Ungs – Lender and Farmer, US Bank– Boone, IA

“Farming by nature is a high risk industry with many uncontrollable variables and “What If’s”. The AgYield risk management tool takes direct aim at the Commodity market “What If’s” against the farmer’s production cost and arms the farmer with insight and guidance to the income side of the profit formula.”

Jason VanLanduit- Lender Central Bank Illinois– Geneseo, IL

“This team that put AgYield together is a very innovative team.  They have very good understanding of marketing, options and all kinds of marketing strategies.  They seem to have a handle on risk management and remember the importance of the profitability side of farming.  They seem to have an understanding of it from a farmer’s point of view.”

 “We look at AgYield for crop insurance decisions.  We try to use crop insurance as a marketing tool as well, as long as we can see in AgYield were our risks are going to be and where our profits are going to be.”

Scott Friested,  Farmer, Friested Farms– Morris IL

“A tool like AgYield enables you to do some “What-If” scenarios by layering on levels of  crop insurance, cash marketing, hedging, grain storage, a whole variety of marketing tools by spreading things out.  You can still get to a point at which you can identify what your net price is for that commodity, relative to your cost of production and that is key information.”

“A tool like AgYield is a product that helps us identify and create a measure and an awareness of the kind of risk that we face.”

Dr. Mark Welch, Grain Marketing Economist– Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 “We’re using AgYield as an opportunity for the students who have learned different risk management techniques to really test those out and to see what the implications are.”

Dr. Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics– Purdue University