AGRICULTURE LAND MANAGEMENT
Maximizing returns, creating additional liquidity though alternative practices on Agriculture lands throughout Mississippi & Arkansas, as managers our focus is to secure quality farmers with sound farming practices while ensuring modern conservation practices are being utilized on the properties. We continually explore federal and state level incentive programs to help our investors improve their farms for efficiency
Based on client goals, Sartain’s Heritage Properties will handle all day-to-day operations of farm management, always keeping the client informed about changes in agriculture and their impact on the operation.
Once we have determined our clients’ goals, we conduct a thorough initial farm analysis and environmental review. Our local professional farm manager will conduct the analysis and develop an inventory of available resources on the property from soil types to buildings. The local manager also may prepare a computer-generated lease analysis and perform other evaluations to provide recommendations about options to achieve your goals. From this information, a comprehensive farm management plan is developed.
Working with the Operator
Teamwork is the order of the day when it comes to the operation of the farm. Because a good working relationship with the farm operator is essential to the success of the farm the manager and operator will work closely throughout the year. At the start of every crop year, the manager will develop a farm management plan and operating budget with the farm operator. The plan, as well as any changes considered necessary during the year, will be submitted for your approval.
If a new operator is needed on the farm, we will interview likely candidates in the area and make a recommendation to you for operator selection. Then, with your approval, a new operator can be selected and placed on the farm.
Timely Farm Inspections and Written Reports
After each farm visit, our local farm manager supplies our client with various reports and records. The Crop Acreage Report is prepared each spring and includes a plat of the farm and field-by-field crop acreage. Regular farm inspections are made through the growing season followed by written reports to you to keep you informed of what is happening on the farm.
Supplemental Reports are sent as required for special projects and approvals. Within two weeks of harvest, harvest results are reported, inventory is accounted and a marketing plan is developed for any unsold inventory. At the end of the crop year, clients receive a complete analysis of the farm’s performance for the season.