FOR PROFIT....farmers sharing with farmers to help
sustain the environment, the land, and the consuming
"A TOTAL FARM PROGRAM"
What is Sustainable Agriculture?
The concept of Sustainable Agriculture is quite simple.
It means that to continue living in our world, we must
be careful not to destroy the land on which we depend.
We must keep our air and water clean, developing and
implementing methods that support this mission. Our
farmers are stewards of the earth, and have an obligation
to protect and nurture her.
There are three elements to Sustainable Agriculture:
I. The environmentally responsible farmer must
be sustained. We, as consumers, support these
farmers by choosing foods that are produced in an environmentally
responsible manner. The farmer is the mainstay of our
food source, and he must be sustained by our support.
II. Our water, soil and air must be sustained.
Farmers who participate in our Chemical-Free
Certification program are doing their part in cleaning
up the soil, the water and the air. These are the resources
upon which they, as farmers, depend. They are the beginning
of a cleaning process that will protect and preserve
these resources for our future generations.
III. The consuming public must be sustained.
This means that we need to carefully consider the foods
we serve to our families. Clean, wholesome foods --
free from chemical residue -- are important to the our
health and well-being, and that of our children. By
being careful what we eat, we will be sure to live healthier,
When these three principles are blended together --
with farmers and consumers working cooperatively toward
these goals -- we will all benefit. Ourselves, our farmers,
our families and future depend on it.
FARM FOR PROFIT was started in 1979 because of a common
need among a group of farmers to put profit into their
farm operations. As a result of years of investigation,
research, study, and testing, FARM FOR PROFIT developed
a proactive program that was highly successful in reducing
input costs, while simultaneously increasing yields
in their individual farms. Originally, the goal of this
small group of farmers was to share their experiences,
skills, knowledge, and technology with every farmer
in the U.S. and Canada so they may also experience the
same degree of success. Now, with over 10,000 farms
throughout the U.S. and Canada, FARM FOR PROFIT is continuing
further to expand to the horizon by providing the same
benefits to the farmers of the WORLD.
The Farmer's problem
FARM FOR PROFIT started their own research programs
in order to cut the production expenses of the farmers
while increasing the crop output. Through the use of
the FARM FOR PROFIT programs, a more healthy, and fertile
soil can be achieved.
Over years of agriculture production, soils are continually
degraded and compacted, which in turn causes slow water
penetration, water run off, erosion, reduced air spaces
in the soil, low oxygen content, and limited root growth
that reduces nutrient uptake into the plants. This results
in reduced yields and causes the farmer to seek relief;
usually by increasing chemical use, increased fertilizer
use, or investing in new equipment believing that the
solution to their problems can be mechanically eliminated.
gDecompactingh by mechanical methods is NOT the solution
to high yields. Simply buying expensive equipment and
varying tillage techniques is an oversimplified solution
to managing compaction.
The combination of excessive use of chemicals and fertilizers
build up in the soil and causes a toxicity along with
soil compaction. Compound this situation with attempts
by farmers to achieve 100% weed control with expensive
herbicides and insecticides at full rates. Often the
result is chemical damage, and that results in reduced
yields as well, and cuts into profits.
The cheapest, best, and most efficient and effective
alternative is for the farmer to manage his own soil
for future profits. Excellent tilth, massive root systems,
healthy pore space (containing air, water, nutrients,
earthworms, and microorganisms) are needed for good
plant growth. The life in the soil is the fertility
which yields profits. FARM FOR PROFIT provides the farmer
proper management, products, services, training, technology
and assistance to bring profitability back into farming
while increasing the quality of food for the consuming
The FARM FOR PROFIT program
consists of four major principles:
||Principle #1 - Proper soil
management (in any type of soil)
||Principle #2 - Balanced Nutrition in the
fields (for any crop)
||Principle #3 - Reduced chemical rates
with as good or better production results.
||Principle #4 - Training and Education
for farmers to maximize their opportunity for success.