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Sidney Holland

Sidney Holland

Sidney Holland


Jan 15, 2020

by Sidney Holland

When you select seed for the next crop year, you need to evaluate each seed variety’s projected return on investment (ROI). That means looking at the cost of a particular seed alongside its yield data in order to calculate your net revenue. But all too often you lack the transparency you need—both in terms of price performance—to make the best decisions for your operation.  We’ve built  together with farmers like you in response to these challenges, rooted in four core principles:  Maintaining a farmer-driven, breeder-direct model;  Delivering quality genetics with uncompromising yields; Offering fair and flat pricing; and  Providing total transparency Consistent with those principles, we’re eager to share results from the 2019 growing season and how seed is impacting ROI for farmers who planted it in a special pre-recorded webinar. Tune in to hear our team dive into farmer-contributed data for seed. Join this revolution in seed ROI  We're changing the way farmers think about seed ROI. Learn more about F2F Genetics Network  and our 2020 seed lineup and find out how we're delivering quality genetics at a fair price to help you maximize profit potential on your operation. Numbers shared here are derived from data submitted by F2F Genetics Network growers. F2F Genetics Network seed past performance is no guarantee of future performance. The sprout logo, "FBN" and "Farmers Business Network" are registered service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. “F2F Genetics Network” is a trademark of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. “F2F Genetics Network branded seed products and other seed products are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed. Terms & Conditions are subject to change at anytime and without notice. See sales order form for additional terms and conditions.


Jan 02, 2020

by Sidney Holland

Accessing the credit you need to make key investments on your operation has never been easier. Whether you’re paying for equipment, inputs, farmland, repairs, fuel or other needs on your operation, Farmers Business Network ®  can offer a loan option to help you work toward a stronger financial future.  In this recorded webinar,  finance professionals will walk you through our 2020 finance offerings: Operating Lines, Equipment Financing, Land Financing and Input Financing. Watch now Terms and conditions apply and may change; limited availability offerings . To qualify, a borrower must be a member of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. and meet the underwriting requirements. Interest rates and fees will vary depending on your individual situation. Not all applicants will qualify. Copyright © 2014-2020 Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. All rights reserved. The sprout logo, “FBN” and “Farmers Business Network” are registered service marks of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. FBN Direct is offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed. Financing is offered by FBN Finance, LLC and is only available in certain states.


Dec 18, 2019

by Sidney Holland

You need more than a love of the land and good weather to farm. It takes a sound mind and the capital necessary to get the job done. That’s why we're excited to launch a full portfolio of lending options through Finance designed to help farmers get the capital they need to grow their business.  Our desire to see farmers thrive  It’s no secret that affordable financing options are hard to come by. Our goal is to provide you with a new alternative to traditional banking or Farm Credit System routes by offering competitive rates, more flexibility and a low-hassle application process.  “Farmers have told us they need another competitive finance offering. So like everything we do at , we've designed these products to be Farmers First ® . We can offer attractive rates and terms as an alternative lender, without the red tape, costs and inflexibility farmers might run into elsewhere.” Financing options tailored to fit your specific needs Accessing the credit you need to make key investments on your operation has never been easier. Whether you’re paying for equipment, inputs, farmland, repairs, fuel or other needs on your operation, Finance can offer a loan option to help you work toward a stronger financial future.  Operating Line Financing We deliver innovative finance options at competitive rates, covering your full production cycle and giving your operation the capital it needs throughout the year. Learn more about operating line financing. Equipment Financing Our loans give you the flexibility to use financing with a local dealer, auction, neighbor or anywhere else you’re looking to buy, lease or refinance farm equipment. Learn more about equipment financing. Land Financing We provide low-rate offerings when you are financing a land purchase, refinancing your existing farmland or making capital improvements to your land. Learn more about land financing. Input Financing Looking to save big on inputs this year? You may qualify for 0% interest on purchases through and , giving you more flexibility and cost savings as you build your plan for next season. Learn more about input financing. See how Finance can help grow your operation  Want to learn more and see which financing options are going to work for your business? Visit www.fbn.com/finance or contact us at (866) 619-3080 to get started on financing with Farmers Business Network.


May 29, 2019

by Sidney Holland

The future of seed is emerging...quite literally! seed is being delivered and planted from Texas to North Dakota, and farmers are even starting to see some emergence in the southern states. The network provides farmers with a new alternative to seed development and purchasing. Through the power of the seed network, farmers are now the ones driving the future of genetics, the performance of the seeds they plant, and the yield potential of their farms. But how? High quality genetics are sourced from an individual network of breeders, universities and technology companies. After planting, farmer feedback is directed back to the breeder so we can continue improving seed based on farmers needs. We want farmers to feel confident about the seed they put in the ground. That’s why ℠ has committed to be completely transparent with all seed performance, pricing and genetics. After the first year’s harvest, we’ll share the output and attribute information we have from breeder trials and production field yields. is excited about this year’s planting, and even more excited that farmers are able to drive such a radical innovation. Stay tuned for harvest! “F2F Genetics Network” and F2F are trademarks of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. “F2F Genetics Network branded seed products and other seed products are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed.


May 17, 2019

by Sidney Holland

Andy Ackley, Ph.D., has joined (FBN℠) as its Corn Product Expert, bringing deep industry expertise to the team Andy will lead the efforts for the corn portfolio, researching and working with breeders to find new genetics, build out the breeder network, develop  trait options, and expand and improve data transparency across both and other seed brands for members. “Farmers deserve the opportunity to raise a crop for profit,” said Ackley. “I’m looking forward to expanding ’s relationship within the breeder network -- and with new breeders -- so we can continue providing growers with the optimal genetics to make their crop profitable.” Ackley brings to more than 15 years of seed industry experience from his most recent roles as Corn Portfolio Manager and Corn Product Manager at Bayer (previously known as Monsanto ) and his other seed and agronomic positions at Hubner Seed, Royster-Clark, Inc. and American Cyanamid Crop Protection Chemicals Division. Ackley joins under the leadership of Ron Wulfkuhle, Head of Seed for . Ron has extensive experience in the seed industry as he previously served as the CEO of GreenLeaf Genetics, and later as the Head of Enogen for Syngenta. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Seed Trade Association. The Team is also supported by Steve Sick, Seed Product Expert at . He brings an extensive background working in corn, soy, sorghum, and sunflowers. His career started in research and development, and he most recently served as a product manager for Corteva’s NuTech brand. works with top-notch breeders that are able to develop new, high-performing hybrids without the inflated costs that traditionally come with the 5 steps of the traditional seed retail chain. is devoted to bringing farmers high-quality seeds at truly fair prices. The growth in the team comes as more than 900 farms plant seeds purchased through in the ground this first year. Ackley’s corn expertise will help to accelerate opportunities for  even more farms to increase profitability be part of this new model of seed that puts