Farmers

Farm Incomes and Environmental Outcomes

We work one-on-one with farmers to help you understand the costs & benefits of regenerative farming practices on your land.

We provide expert support and access to the secure Farmer Portal where your farm data is aggregated with other regional data to provide insights on what’s working for farmers – and what’s not.

When you sign up with PCM, you also gain access to cost-share opportunities that take the pressure off of your bottom line. There is no cost to join!

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Data Analysis Made Easy

We’re farmers, too. We know how busy you are. Our goal is to provide you with valuable information without using up all of your time! Oh, and its free!

Curious about the enrollment and data collection process? Watch this video for a detailed explanation. 

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GET ENROLLED

Meet with your PCM Specialist to provide an overview of your farm and goals. Your Specialist will see if you are eligible for cost-share opportunities right away! Watch an enrollment overview here

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PROVIDE DATA

Your Specialist will assist with data collection and enter everything into the secure Farmer Portal. Our team of experts will start analyzing regional data from there!

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GET RECOMMENDATIONS

Once the data has been analyzed, your PCM Specialist will deliver a personalized RAAP Report including a breakdown of your farm’s outcomes and recommendations for the next crop year.

We know your time is valuable. That’s why we offer a $750 payment just for participating in PCM! 

Contact your PCM Specialist to learn more.

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Our Conservation Success Toolbox

Our tools make it easy for farmers to make decisions based on regional data and best farm business management principals. We apply financial analysis to conservation adoption so you can make environmentally and financially sustainable decisions for your business.

ACCESS TO EXPERTS

Our PCM Specialists are like an agronomist and farm manager all rolled into one. Your regional specialist will provide you with one-on-one technical support, custom farm reports and analysis, and access to programs that can benefit your farm business.

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COST-SHARING OPPORTUNITIES

PCM Supply Chain Partnerships create a financial advantage
for farmers who are using conservation practices. These cost-share opportunities help protect your bottom line and influence decision-making across the supply chain.

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DATA
SECURITY

Our secure Farmer Portal supports data collection for the PCM program. We aggregate and annonymize all data to demonstrate how conservation practices affect both society & farm income. We never share your individual farm data with anyone else.

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PERSONALIZED DATA ANALYSIS

Detailed reports based on individual and regional farm data gives you reliable projections and recommendations for farm practices that reduce your risk and help your farm business reach its goals. We provide the analysis, you decide how to use it.

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Why PCM?

Farmer Testimonials

We’re all about real-world insights. Here’s what some of our farmers have had to say about working with PCM.

“One of the most important of PCM that I appreciate is the ability to use it as a resource. If I have a question about a new tillage practice or wether I could get some funding to adopt a new practice, I can call Leyton to direct me.”

Darrin

Farmer – Homer, IL

What I find useful about the RAAP report is it breaks down the number of fields I have in the program and their average yield, nitrogen rate and Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) by year & crop. Additionally, the PCM database compiles data from all Illinois farms, anonymizing names and locations, enabling me to assess and compare my farm’s performance against others.

Marty M.

Farmer – New Berlin, IL

“There’s a lot of really good minds working on different conservation practices and at the end of the year, I get a report with my yield data and some other farmers yield data … it doesn’t show anybody’s personal information; they put it all together and give us a really good tool that shows us how no-till did compared to conventional till, compared to no till with cover crops, strip till, by soil type. It is a phenomenal tool with really good people that partner with it.”

Elliott

Farmer – Shelby County

Why PCM?

ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
PREVENT MORE REGULATION
UNDERSTAND PRACTICE IMPACT ON NET RETURNS
POSITION YOURSELF TO BENEFIT FROM CONSERVATION PRACTICES
EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM INCENTIVES
1-ON-1 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
DATA COLLECTION ASSISTANCE
CUSTOM ANNUAL RAAP REPORT
NETWORKING & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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