Our agricultural business experts help family farms across the United States and Canada by giving them access to ag business experts, sharing knowledge and best practices, and joining peer groups who face similar challenges on their farms. We help producers focus on 5 key areas of their business: structure and succession, strategic planning, management and leadership, financials, and human resources.
At UnCommon Farms Business Solutions we offer a suite of business solutions that will help take your farm to the next level. Our agricultural business experts help family farms across the United States and Canada take control of their legacy by giving them access to ag business experts and to shared knowledge and best practices with peers who face similar challenges on their farms.
Our structure experts can help you ensure your farm's entity structure provides maximum benefit and protection to you as owners. We'll also help you plan a smooth transition for your farming operation from one generation to the next to protect your farm's legacy.
UnCommon Farms resources guide you through a thorough assessment of your current operation, identifying opportunities for improved management and efficiency. Training courses help you gain the skills you need for maximum effectiveness.
We will help you analyze your current financials and compare them to your operation's historical performance, then guide you to use that knowledge for improved managerial decisions to improve profitability, reduce costs, and secure financial assistance.
UnCommon Farms resources will help you clearly define the roles and responsibilities of your workforce, bolster your employee recruiting strategy, retain good workers, and develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with HR regulations.
Peer groups are a great way to learn and advance your family farm by networking and learning from fellow like-minded farms. Each of our subject matter focused peer groups give the participants the opportunity to deep dive and learn from experts as well as from members of other operations that also have a focus in that area. The learning does not stop when the meeting concludes. Our peer group members act as a support system outside of the meetings, sharing information and best practices to help their fellow members succeed.
UnCommon Farms has over 70 training courses for members and clients at every level. From introductory courses to advanced levels, there is a course for everyone on almost any topic.
UnCommon Farms' financial solutions aim to keep farms in families by providing exceptional financial services to agricultural producers, helping them gain the astuteness needed to become more effective business managers. Our financial solutions include
We offer multiple agricultural accounting services to ensure you have the real-time information necessary to run your farm. From bookkeeping to full-service accounting and bill pay, we have options to meet your needs.
We train our experts to identify, measure, analyze, and interpret financial information to help you effectively manage your business.
Since taxes play a big part in your operation’s income and profitability, it’s crucial to work with professionals who have an in-depth, working knowledge of farm tax services and the agriculture industry in general. Tax regulations continually change, and so do your operation’s expenses and income. The tax professionals at UnCommon Farms understand the sophistication of farm businesses and work alongside you to help you navigate through all the complexities of tax planning and preparation.
UnCommon Farms insurance solutions are committed to helping farm owners insure revenue for their business and the bottom line. We provide more than just a product – we deliver peace of mind through our agents' specialized insurance knowledge for agriculture and years of experience in helping clients choose the right products for this price range and operation. Our insurance solutions include
UnCommon Farms offers membership solutions to fit the unique needs of your farm business. We have experts in various business sectors in addition to our 5 key focus areas: business marketing, landowner relations, and human resources. Members also benefit from networking opportunities where our community of farmers share best practices that help to preserve and strengthen their businesses for generations to come.
Membership at UnCommon Farms allows access to our 80+ training courses. From accounting to human resources to landowner relations and more, there are courses for every aspect of your operation.
From crop marketing consulting to human resources to succession planning, our experts can help you define, prioritize, and attain your business goals.
Network with other producers from across north America to help conquer your farm’s challenges to succeed into the future.
Learning from other producers through peer groups can provide valuable knowledge to move your farm forward. Since problems and solutions are not one-size-fits-all and every team member should be learning and growing, we offer a wide range of peer groups for members of your farm operation. Benchmark with other farmers, network with other farms with the same goals and challenges and learn on-farm about best practices from farmers across the country.
This program will provide you with the management skills and knowledge to lead your farming operation now and as it grows. We discuss the latest trends in ag, bring in guest speakers on current topics of interest in the industry and provide farm tours and benchmarking opportunities!
"Because of UnCommon Farms, we are now all on the same page and making the dream of all of us working together on the farm long-term a reality.”
"Without the assistance from UnCommon Farms, we would not have known where to start in hiring our finance employee. They walked us through the entire process and continue to train our new hire and train us how to manage him.”
“Through UnCommon Farms, I was able to attract another son back, I was able to attract a son-in-law back, and then this spring, I had a second son come back. I was able to attract a lot of good management.”
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We want to know how we can help your family farm take control of its legacy. Our ag experts can help find the solution that is right for your farm.