Verified FBN Member (MN)


Thinking about doing Custom Planting

I am thinking about doing custom planting and wondering what farmers are looking for in that service. Thinking about things like fertilizer type and location, row spacing, planter width, variable rate, duel varieties. etc.

also thinking about what rate/acre people would be willing to pay.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.


Verified FBN Member (WI)

You have to find out if there is a need for the service in your area. You have to remember that it takes longer to do custom than your own. Clean out of seed and fertilizer between every farm, then fill up at next farm, pain in the neck, unless you have big jobs.

Verified FBN Member (OK)

I’ve dealt with it a lot both ways. Typical “custom planting” price is around $18/acre. Customer provides seed & dry fertilizer, if requested. Most of the custom work I’ve hired and/or done myself is with a JD no-till air drill.