The land that the landowners have entrusted to our care is top priority. Our philosophy of operations is to treat each farm with the care and respect as though it were our only farm. One of the ways we accomplish this is by having the partners driving the tractors and combines during field operations; this is the best way to stay in touch with what’s happening on a farm. We are particular about each farming operation to maximize the crops potential and not to compromise the quality of the farm. Weed control is very important to us. We intend for the fields to be clean and neat. For grass roadsides and waterways, we typically spray the weeds soon after planting, and then mow 2-3 times during the summer. We mark and repair tile holes and keep waterways in good shape. We use conventional tillage practices on most fields, while using no-till in certain situations. We maintain and build fertility by soil type. Planting and harvesting operations are done in a timely matter.
As a landowner, your relationship and trust is our most precious asset! We strive to have an open relationship with each landowner. We understand no two people are alike so we try to be flexible and accommodate each landowner’s needs and wants.
Some items we offer to help meet your particular needs:
- Cash Rent
- Share crop lease
- Secure internet access to reports & pictures of your farm
- End of year reports
We believe every operation on the farm needs to be done in a timely manner to maximize our potential. We control timeliness by adjusting the size and the number of machines that we buy. We keep our equipment fleet up to date, allowing us to keep maintenance costs low and take advantage of any new technology enhancements. We believe the John Deere line of equipment best suites our needs at Gingerich Farms.
Technology is rapidly becoming integrated with our farm operation. We use GPS to control auto-steering functions, operate swath control, and record spatial data maps of yield, variety placement, fertilizer placement and field operations.
Our philosophy of life is to treat all people with honesty and integrity, doing unto others as we would have them do to us. By doing our farming operations in a timely manner, it allows us to spend more time with our families, which we believe is very important. To honor the Lord’s Day we do not work on Sundays. This allows the partners, employees and their families to be involved in various church activities. Community activities are also important and we try to participate whenever possible. We consider ourselves to be blessed people for the rich heritage we have enjoyed and for the success we have experienced.