Farmers Business Network Has Grown to 25,000 Members
May 14, 2021
FBN, the global farmer-to-farmer network, announced that its membership community had exceeded 25,000 farmer members globally, adding over 10,000 new farming enterprises over the past six months, following its decision to make membership free* to all farmers.
The growing FBN community of independent farmers currently spans 70 million acres in the United States, Canada and most recently Australia, where the movement to put Farmers First in agriculture launched with the acquisition of Farmsave Holdings announced in the summer of 2020.
"We want to thank our members for making the growth of the FBN community possible," said Amol Deshpande, Co-Founder and CEO of Farmers Business Network. "The foundation of FBN is based on the value of farmer-to-farmer connections. Those connections have grown our network as members share their experiences with each other and encourage more farmers to join and make the overall network stronger."
As a new member of FBN, farmers have access to a host of benefits centered around leveraging the power of network intelligence and technology to help members maximize the profit potential of their farm. These benefits include:
Reducing the cost of production by accessing great value crop protection, seed, livestock feed and animal health products and low-cost financing services. Maximizing the revenue potential of their operation through premium paid for cutting-edge crop marketing, risk management and sustainability services.
Farm-tested data backed insights that help farmers make confident decisions that improve the bottom-line including crop input price transparency, seed variety performance and network benchmarking.
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