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FarmLink

farmlink.com

Founded Year

2000

Stage

Dead | Dead

Total Raised

$150.48M

About FarmLink

FarmLink, formerly MachineryLink, offers a set of services to help farmers improve productivity and profitability. Farmlink operates the largest combine leasing fleet in the United States, under the MachineryLink brand, bringing farmers the opportunity to use the most modern technology to harvest crops at a lower cost than owning the machinery. Through its TrueHarvest yield benchmarking service, FarmLink brings to farmers the science of benchmarking, which both identifies the potential productivity of land as well as the ability to measure the success of any farming practice, including the promising new prescriptive farming services offered by many leading agricultural companies. Farmers and their advisors can access TrueHarvest yield benchmark services anywhere, anytime, allowing them to see precise, detailed and actionable comparisons, and use that knowledge to make the best planting, spraying and overall productivity plan for their land. FarmLink's data science, agronomy and benchmarking experts have developed an innovative pipeline of services, including the TrueHarvest yield benchmarking service, to cost effectively support grower profitability and productivity.

Headquarters Location

1600 Genessee Street Suite 700

Kansas City, Missouri, 64102,

United States

816-759-2790

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Expert Collections containing FarmLink

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FarmLink Patents

FarmLink has filed 1 patent.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

8/11/2009

10/6/2015

Agricultural machinery, Data management, Data warehousing, Perestroika, Agricultural machinery manufacturers

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Application Date

8/11/2009

Grant Date

10/6/2015

Title

Related Topics

Agricultural machinery, Data management, Data warehousing, Perestroika, Agricultural machinery manufacturers

Status

Grant

Latest FarmLink News

US (CA): Farm Credit supports FarmLink’s efforts to help people of color become farmers

Jun 25, 2021

Over the past seven years, former farmworker Aldo Gonzalez has expanded his farm business from five to 44 acres, helped by annual operating loans from California FarmLink, an Aptos-based nonprofit that since 2013 has also operated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). He grew up on a family farm growing vegetables in Oaxaca, Mexico, and as a farmworker in the U.S. was determined to have his own business. Now, Gonzalez Organic Farms in Monterey County specializes in growing strawberries, which he sells at farmers markets in Cupertino, San Juan Bautista, Oakland and Sunnyvale, and is also a valued grower for large strawberry shippers. Farmer Aldo Gonzalez at his field in Monterey County. Photo from FarmLink  Gonzalez is just one of a growing number of Latino farmworkers who have become successful farmers in the U.S., said Reggie Knox, FarmLink’s executive director. “The overall number of farms is going down, while the proportion of Latino farmers is going up,” Knox said. “We want to serve this community and see it as important for the future of farming in California.” In fact, the USDA Agricultural Census found there are more than 14,000 registered Latino farmers and ranchers in California, and Latino farmers are growing at twice the rate of traditional farmers despite being historically underserved. As part of its ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in agriculture, Farm Credit has sponsored FarmLink and its annual Farm Finance Expo, held virtually in late 2020. Supporting Farm Credit institutions American Ag Credit, CoBank, Farm Credit West and Fresno Madera Farm Credit are part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the largest provider of credit to American agriculture. Knox said the support of Farm Credit and other sponsors is essential to FarmLink’s success. “The earned income we get from making loans is not enough to support operations, so we supplement that with grants and sponsorships,” he said. “We appreciate the support from Farm Credit.” Keith Hesterberg, President and CEO of Fresno Madera Farm Credit, noted that FarmLink has expanded its efforts in the Fresno area. “FarmLink is now working with a number of small-scale Hmong farmers in the Fresno area, and as part of Farm Credit’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion we applaud FarmLink’s efforts and look forward to working with these beginning farmers in the future,” he said. Mark Littlefield, President and CEO of Farm Credit West, said supporting FarmLink is just one way Farm Credit supports diversity in agriculture. “For the past six years, Farm Credit has also been a proud sponsor of the Latino Farmer Conference, which drew some 300 participants in 2019, before COVID-19, and returned this year with a series of webinars,” Littlefield said. “Nurturing beginning farmers is part of our mission and we’re happy to support FarmLink’s work.” Knox said since establishing the CDFI, FarmLink has loaned $31 million to more than 300 borrowers, 60% of whom are Latino and between 30- and 35% are women. FarmLink works closely with ALBA – the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association – an incubator program in the Salinas Valley that provides land and support for beginning farmers. During the six-month course, ALBA provides a half-acre of land to learn to grow crops on. Once the farmer graduates, FarmLink comes in. “When the beginning Latino farmer comes out of the incubator, we may help them with their first lease and provide an initial operating loan of $10,000 to $20,000 to get started. The next year the farmer may require $25,000 to $50,000 to scale up. Whenever possible, those leases include a first right of refusal for the farmer to purchase the property, because we encourage people to build a pathway to ownership so their businesses can generate multi-generational wealth,” he said. Knox added that he believes Farm Credit can help farmers achieve that goal. “Farm Credit is the largest lender across the country, helping farmers of all sizes. We really appreciate the partnership and hope to work closely with its associations in the future, to make sure they are there when farmers graduate from our programs and are in need of a larger loan,” he said. Thank you Something went wrong with your message. Maybe it was seen as spam, please browse some more articles on our site before trying again. Email this article to a friend We require you to complete all the text fields marked with *. Your Name

FarmLink Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was FarmLink founded?

    FarmLink was founded in 2000.

  • Where is FarmLink's headquarters?

    FarmLink's headquarters is located at 1600 Genessee Street, Kansas City.

  • What is FarmLink's latest funding round?

    FarmLink's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did FarmLink raise?

    FarmLink raised a total of $150.48M.

  • Who are the investors of FarmLink?

    Investors of FarmLink include OpenAir Equity Partners, Thorndale Farm, Don Walsworth, John Rose, Early Investments and 7 more.

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