FBN Network


Mar. 01, 2023

by FBN Network

Paired with FBN's leading data technology, the 198,000 square-foot facility helps farmers sidestep supply chain snarls and access critical inputs faster than ever SAN CARLOS, Calif., & HIGH RIVER, Alberta – March 1, 2023 -- Farmers Business Network (FBN®), the global AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network, announced today that its Saskatoon fulfillment centre has opened and started processing orders for growers across Saskatchewan and Canada. The 198,000 square foot facility opens just in time for planting and key deliveries of essential crop protection, biological nutrients, and seed inputs. The facility enables FBN to further its industry leading logistics network, getting closer to customers for faster delivery and increased reliability. "We're excited to better serve our Canadian members through this cutting edge facility, helping growers get what they need, when they need it," said Breen Neeser, FBN ’s Country Manager for Canada. "Our Saskatoon facility is the primary hub in our Western Canada logistics network and among our largest in North America, empowering timely, reliable and transparent deliveries that farmers can depend on." Located at 123 Prospect Rd, Corman Park, SK, the facility serves as the Primary Fulfillment Centre for FBN in Saskatoon and supports 7 satellite logistics nodes throughout the network in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  With the opening of this facility, FBN now has fulfillment centers within 400 kilometers of the vast majority of its Canadian members. “We are very happy to welcome the Farmers Business Network Canadian logistics hub to Saskatoon," said Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. "It strengthens our ability to be a major food production epicentre, helping meet the demands of a growing world. This demonstrates industry confidence in our city and in the expertise and talent we have here.” FBN 's leading logistic network combines with its leading data insights to understand and proactively address potential supply shortages – which is vital in today's uncertain markets. By aggregating and analyzing critical data points including regional weather patterns, national supply trends, direct farmer feedback, and other key market insights, FBN ’s logistics network identifies potential shortages and can rapidly redistribute inventory to maintain sufficient supplies. Combining this powerful data with an increasingly widespread logistics network will help members effectively navigate every season. "We're proud to further our industry leading logistics network through opening our Saskatoon facility, which will ensure all Canadian farmers have timely access to the  equipment and inputs they need, regardless of wider market trends," said Jack Cox, VP of Global Fulfillment and Logistics, FBN . The facility officially began processing orders in late November and will serve FBN 's 8,000 Canadian members and counting.  About FBN : Farmers Business Network® (FBN®) is an independent AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world while working towards a sustainable future. Its Farmers First® promise has attracted over 55,000 members to the network with a common goal of helping farmers maximize their farm’s profit potential with data and technology enabled direct-to farmer commerce, community and sustainability offerings. FBN has set out to redefine value and convenience for farmers by helping reduce the cost of production and maximize the value of their crops. The FBN network has grown to cover more than 117 million acres of member farms in the US and Canada. Blending the best of Midwestern agricultural roots and Silicon Valley technology, the company has principal offices in San Carlos, CA, Chicago, IL, Sioux Falls, SD and a Canadian Headquarters in High River, Alberta with significant warehouse and logistics, remote and field employees across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit: www.fbn.com . Contact Keith Chapman media@farmersbusinessnetwork.com  Copyright © 2015 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. All rights reserved. The sprout logo, "Farmers Business Network," "FBN,", "Farmers First", "FBN Direct," "F2F Genetics Network", "Pro Ag", and "Professional Ag Distributors" are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. or its affiliates.


Feb. 16, 2023

by FBN Network

SAN CARLOS, Calif., February 16, 2023 -- Farmers Business Network (FBN®), the global AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network, today announced the appointment of John Vaske to the role of Chief Executive Officer.  FBN Co-Founder and current CEO Amol Deshpande will step down as CEO effective February 28 to pursue other interests. Vaske steps into the role having served on FBN ’s Board of Directors since 2017. Raised on a farm in Iowa, Vaske brings more than three decades of expertise in agriculture and technology, and most recently has served as the Head, Americas and Head, Agribusiness for Temasek (until 2021), one of the world’s most active global agri-food investors. In his new role with FBN , Vaske will lead the company’s next chapter with a focus on long-term, sustainable profitable growth by empowering family farms around the world.  “ FBN was founded with the mission to improve the profitability of family farms and assist the great small business entrepreneurs in rural America. While much has changed since founding, the mission has not. I am proud of what our team has accomplished and the impact we have had, building to a scale that hardly anyone expected when we started," said Amol Deshpande, Co-Founder and current CEO of FBN . “John has been on the board of FBN for five years and has a family farming background. This mission alignment makes me excited about his future as CEO of FBN and the prospects for our continued growth.”   “Having grown up on a farm in Iowa, I know firsthand the challenges of the work farmers do and recognize deeply the impact it has on the broader economy. Amol and the team founded FBN to empower farmers and enhance their livelihoods," said Vaske. “ FBN has grown from a digital analytics network to a full commercial platform, spanning over 55,000 farmer members, supporting farmers with nearly all aspects of their operations. Our growth has been remarkable so far, but FBN is just getting started serving farmers. I’m excited to partner with the team to scale a technology-powered, farmer-centric commercial system for agriculture.”  FBN Board Chair Kathleen Ligocki added: "Amol and the FBN team have done the unimaginable since founding FBN nine years ago. FBN has become a global platform disrupting one of the most complex, difficult and entrenched industries in the world, with one of the world’s most important customers, family farms. Humanity’s future literally depends on our farmers, and Amol and the team had the vision and tenacity to challenge the system to create a more financially and environmentally sustainable farm system. I believe that John, as a proven expert in agriculture and technology companies, is exactly the right person to lead the company, as it continues to transform the agricultural system in the coming years.” Today's announcement comes on the heels of several announcements: in recent months the company has released Bridge Loans for farmland and surpassed $1 billion  in producer financing, launched its livestock partnership with Boveta Nutrition™, its strategic collaboration with Greeneye Technology Precision Spraying System, and held its most successful Farmer2Farmer event ever in Omaha, Nebraska.  About FBN: Farmers Business Network® (FBN®) is an independent AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world while working towards a sustainable future. Its Farmers First® promise has attracted over 55,000 members to the network with a common goal of helping farmers maximize their farm’s profit potential with data and technology enabled direct-to farmer commerce, community and sustainability offerings. FBN has set out to redefine value and convenience for farmers by helping reduce the cost of production and maximize the value of their crops. The FBN network has grown to cover more than 117 million acres of member farms in the US, Canada, and Australia. Blending the best of Midwestern agricultural roots and Silicon Valley technology, the company has principal offices in San Carlos, CA, Chicago, IL, Sioux Falls, SD, a Canadian Headquarters in High River, Alberta, and an Australian Headquarters in Perth with significant warehouse and logistics, remote and field employees across the US, Canada and Australia. To learn more, visit: www.fbn.com . Terms and conditions apply. Land financing offered by FBN Finance, LLC, provided in connection with Farmer Mac and our underwriting partners, and is available only where FBN Finance, LLC is licensed. To qualify, a borrower must be a member of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., and meet the underwriting requirements of FBN Finance, LLC and its lending partners. All credit is subject to approval and underwriting. Interest rates and fees will vary depending on your individual situation. Not all applicants will qualify. Media Contact Keith Chapman media@farmersbusinessnetwork.com 


Dec. 24, 2022

by FBN Network

This talk was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here. Hear from ADM and FBN® executives in this Farmer2Farmer featured fireside chat. Featured Speakers: Amol Deshpande: CEO and Co-founder, FBN John Grossmann: President North America Oilseed Crush and Grain, ADM Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer.


Dec. 21, 2022

by FBN Network

This panel was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here.  In this Farmer2FarmerVI training session, Colin Pennington, Senior Manager of the FBN® Community Builder (CB) Program, outlines the details of the CB program, highlights the benefits to participating farmers and explains how to get started. An FBN Community Builder is an independent sales representative who sells products from FBN Direct® and helps to grow the FBN membership. When you partner with FBN as a Community Builder, you join a network of like-minded, independent sales professionals who are out there to build a growing business with great products and services, delivered at a price that is a win-win for the farmer and themselves. Interested in becoming a Community Builder? Click here to learn more about the program. Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer.


Dec. 19, 2022

by FBN Network

This panel was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here.  In this Farmer2FarmerVI talk, Kristjan Hebert discusses Canadian risk management strategies designed for ag professionals. Featured Speaker: Kristjan Hebert : Managing Partner, Hebert Grain Ventures, Director, Global Ag Risk Solutions, and Founder, Maverick Ag Copyright © 2015 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. All rights reserved. The sprout logo, "Farmers Business Network," "FBN," are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. or its affiliates. Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer. This presentation is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide specific individualized tax, business, investment or professional advice. Neither Farmers Business Network, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material. Commodity trading, including futures, hedging and speculating, involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors.


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How to Order Inputs on FBN.com

Nov. 09, 2022

by FBN Network

Take control of your inputs by purchasing through FBN.com in just a few easy steps. Here’s how the process works:  1. Search for Inputs  Using the search bar located at the top of the page, type in the name of the product you’re interested in purchasing.  2. Find What You Need Review the suggested product results and select the product that fits your needs.  3. Order with Confidence  Read through the product page to find more detailed information on your selected product, including:  The product label with specific product details, intended usage notes, product characteristics and traits, and safety guidelines Comparison products with similar performance, active ingredients and ingredient concentrations  Transparent list prices so you always understand the price you’re paying Current savings opportunities and special offers relevant to your product for which you may be eligible  Package sizes so you can select the option that works best for your needs Once you’re ready to buy the product, select your preferred package size, product quantity, and click “Add to Cart” to begin the purchase process.  4. Get Product Support and Suggestions After adding the product to your cart, you’ll see suggested products (complete with pricing) related to your selection to help you streamline your purchase process.  5. Schedule Delivery on Your Terms and Your Timeline Next, you’ll select your delivery preferences for your purchase by choosing both your delivery location and scheduled delivery date. You can also add a new delivery location to your profile at this stage if necessary.  6. Choose Your Financing Finally, select your preferred payment method or financing option, which could include an FBN® Operating Line, ACH, credit card, or other payment type. Complete Your Order After selecting your payment option, submit your order.  That’s it! Your order is now complete and will be delivered to your preferred location by your selected date. Take control of your inputs today by purchasing on FBN.com.  Where Can I See My Past FBN Orders?  You can view your order history at any time by visiting your profile and clicking on the ‘Orders’ button on the top right hand side of your screen.  Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “FBN”, and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply.


Oct. 21, 2022

by FBN Network

Take advantage of upcoming Cyber November savings by preparing early! Check out the checklist below for five ways to get ahead now to maximize your savings when deals start on November 1. 1. Become an FBN Member Not an FBN member yet? Join the 48,000 farmers who are already part of Farmers Business Network and take advantage of some of the best Cyber November deals of the year, connect with other growers and producers, learn from agronomic and veterinary experts, and optimize your operation's ROI using FBN 's educational resources. [ Join FBN now to take advantage of exciting upcoming Cyber November deals. ] 2. Submit Your Paperwork Complete your FBN member profile and get ready to save during Cyber November by getting your account set up before exclusive discounts begin next week. This includes: Providing all relevant tax exemption forms for your operation  Reviewing and signing the Master Distribution Agreement (MDA) Submitting the applicable Grower Technology Agreement if you plan on purchasing traited seed Uploading your Crop Protection Compliance paperwork, also known as your Restricted Use Product (RUP) certificate, if you plan on purchasing crop protection. You can either complete the RUP certificate requirements for yourself or on someone else’s behalf by uploading a photo of the RUP license. Check your profile now to make sure you’ve provided all necessary information before checking out with your Cyber November purchase next month.  [ Upload your Crop Protection Compliance paperwork to your profile. ] 3. Set Up Your Payment Methods Save time later by setting up your payment options in your profile this week. You can safely save your bank account or credit card information to your FBN profile for an expedited check out experience when you’re ready to purchase. Additional payment options are also available, including the following methods for farmers based in the U.S.: For farmers based in the U.S., the following payment options are available: FBN Operating Line (instant approval decision and 0% interest on FBN inputs throughout the season)* ACH Bank Transfer Credit Card Input only financing for input purchases (requires credit approval, which can be done in as little as one day) Simply select your preferred payment option during the check out process to complete your order.  If you’re based in Canada or Australia, please check your cart to see the available payment options outside the United States.  [ Update your payment settings in your profile .]  4. Explore Financing Options Farmers based in the U.S. can take advantage of FBN ’s full suite of ag solutions by exploring financing options from FBN Financial ® . With an FBN operating line, qualifying farmers can get 0% interest* on FBN Direct® input purchases all season long when making a minimum input purchase of $45,000 and close by December 9, 2022.  Designed for use when purchasing inputs from FBN and other vendors, you can use your operating line for ag expenses like rent, equipment, repairs, labor and more.  [ Start your FBN operating line application today. ] 5. Plan Your Delivery Dates When determining which products you plan to purchase during Cyber November, don't forget to consider when you'll need those products delivered. With FBN Direct , you're in control of your delivery schedule. Just select your preferred delivery date when checking out with your purchase and our team will bring your order directly to your farm as scheduled. [ Read on the FBN Blog: What’s the Shelf Life of Your Ag Chemicals? ] Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, “FBN Direct” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. *  Terms and conditions apply. FBN Finance, LLC commercial operating lines of credit are offered by FBN Finance, LLC and are available only where FBN Finance, LLC is licensed. Equipment financing provided by Ritchie Bros. Financial Services, Ltd. and TCF National Bank. Land financing provided in connection with Farmer Mac. Input financing provided in connection with our financing partners. To qualify for a financing offer, a borrower must be a member of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. and meet the underwriting requirements of FBN Finance, LLC and its lending partners. All credit is subject to approval and underwriting. Interest rates and fees will vary depending on your individual situation. Not all applicants will qualify.


Oct. 20, 2022

by Visha Chadha

Farmers come to FBN® Community to share their experiences, contribute their own expertise and receive practical, unbiased advice from other farmers. We are constantly striving to improve the FBN Community experience for our members to help farmers foster deep connections and build meaningful relationships across the FBN network. We are excited to announce that FBN Community Forums is now viewable in the logged out experience. Farmers across the globe will be able to discover and access FBN Community Forums when searching for a specific question/topic online. This, in turn, will help get forum posts viewed by more farmers who might not yet be on the FBN platform on the most pressing questions discussed in the Community with faster responses to unanswered questions. Here are the changes we’ve made:: Forums are now available in the logged out experience with restricted access where visitors have a view-only access to a select number of forum posts. All FBN members will be able to view the feed and read posts and replies/comments across all topics on Community Forums. Unverified members, however, will not be able to see member names of original posters and commenters to existing posts. Verified FBN members will continue to have complete access to all Forums features. Click here to enlarge the image. FBN Community Forum is exclusive to verified farmers and we take the privacy of our members very seriously. To that effect, only verified members are able to create new posts, reply, comment and react to existing posts, view profiles of other verified farmers as well as gain access to the For Sale topic to buy and sell equipment. Get verified on FBN Community Forums Getting verified on FBN Community Forums is simple and unlocks incredible value for your operation: Gain insights into what you are paying vs. your neighbors are paying for both chemicals and seeds. Get access to the Yield Potential tool that will not only help you identify the possible yield output of products that have been uploaded into the network but also will showcase the potential revenue opportunities of each product, specific to your fields. Centralize all of your farm’s data in one place right from your FBN account and track everything using the reports and digital tools on the FBN platform. Click here to enlarge the image. To become a verified member, sign up for your free account and get in touch with our team to complete verification. What are you waiting for? Check out FBN Community Forums to join the conversation and participate in the largest community of like-minded farmers. Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN” and "Farmers First" are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.


Sep. 16, 2022

by FBN Network

FBN®’s industry-leading carbon scoring tech platform, Gradable ® , will support two major projects under the first round of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity announced recently by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. This is part of a $2.8 billion program to expand markets for climate-smart commodities.  Gradable will serve as the Measuring, Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying (MMRV) technology for an up to $90M grant awarded to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for quantifying verifiable greenhouse gas impacts of Climate-Smart Commodities and decarbonizing the agriculture supply chain. As well, FBN will  serve as a financial innovation partner to Field To Market on their up to $70M grant for the development of sustainable financing programs for farmers. “ FBN is thrilled to partner with both ADM and Field to Market on their innovative and ambitious programs which will reward thousands of farmers for adopting sustainable growing practices,” said FBN Head of Sustainable Business Steele Lorenz.  “Supporting these projects through both FBN’s technology that establishes a verifiable carbon accounting system for food and fuel and FBN’s sustainable financing expertise will enable the  development of markets for climate-smart commodities while decarbonizing agriculture–a win-win for farmers and the environment.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that these initial projects will expand markets to: Climate-smart commodities Leverage the greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart commodity production Provide direct, meaningful benefits to production agriculture, including for small and underserved producers More than 450 project proposals were submitted by applicants in the first funding pool. The USDA increased its investment from the initial $1 billion Secretary Vilsack announced earlier this year based on the strength of these project proposals.  "As climate-smart agricultural policy and markets develop, it is critical that the concerns and perspectives of the farmer remain at the forefront,” said FBN Head of Government Relations Ken Baric.  “I am encouraged that USDA is endeavoring to do just that, and we will work aggressively to see that any future efforts from Congress, States, Regulators, and the private sector take a farmer first approach."   Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “Gradable”, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.


Sep. 13, 2022

by FBN Network

The Market feature, in the FBN® App, will soon get an update, making it easier to navigate the app and making access key features. With harvest nearing, we especially want you to be aware of these improvements and share with you what's new. Except for the “Quick Start Buttons” — which every member now sees when they visit Market — the changes below apply to the premium experience our Market Advisory subscribers, and Commercial Partner members (POET, Western Plains) will view. Our team is working hard to upgrade the experience of all our members, with new changes planned for the near future. Here are some key changes:  Market Home You will now start at a newly designed Market Home screen instead of the My Sales screen. Market Home makes it easier to see key information by grouping information into tiles.  Quick Start Buttons At the top of the screen, Growers can easily jump to key features by simply tapping a button.  Delivery Summary Deliveries, upcoming and recently delivered, are displayed in this tile. Tapping on ‘Due by X date’ will take you to the contracts that require delivery by that specified date.  Contract Tasks Summary Provides a convenient way to see upcoming tasks and tapping any of these will bring you what Needs Delivery, Needs Pricing or Needs Signature and requires action.  Favorite Bids Favorite Bids are now available at-a-glance where a few of your favorite bids with cash, basis, and futures are displayed.  Market News The most recent headlines from our Research Team are displayed. Tapping the story link will take you to the full story in Market Intel. eMail us to request the daily Market Intel summary  crop-marketing@farmersbusinessnetwork.com More navigation shortcuts All the Market feature pages now include two easy ways to help with navigation. Breadcrumbs In the top left corner are breadcrumbs -- showing where you are, and an easy way to get back to Market Home. Just tap any of the breadcrumbs to quickly navigate there.  Back Button When you view details of specific contracts, tickets or settlements you can return to My Sales by tapping this button.  Announcements Current announcements for your location can be viewed at the top right-hand corner of ‘Bids’. Questions for POET? Angie Alliss | p: 641.860.4259 PGApp@poetep.com Questions for FBN? Dahn Clemens | p: 605.307.9914 dclemens@farmersbusinessnetwork.com DISCLAIMER: The FBN Crop Marketing Platform is offered by FBN BR LLC dba FBN Market Advisory - NFA ID: 0508695. We do not guarantee customers will receive specific benefits or value from participating in FBN Market Advisory; results will vary and may result in loss. Commodity trading, including futures, hedging and speculating, involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. All information, publications, and reports, including this specific material, used and distributed by FBN BR LLC shall be construed as a solicitation. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results  Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN” and "Farmers First" are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.