Daniel Wood, DandyLand Farms, Garner, Iowa

We’ve learned and strive to stay in touch with our landowners. We are in contact with most of them every week or at the least every month, whether by telephone, email or in person. Regular, open communication with them is key. Landowners can hear others converse both positive and negative comments about our operation, lease rates or producers in general so the more we can interact with them the more they understand our specific operation.

Another great lesson that we learned from our landowners is to treat any property that we operate as if it were our own. We maintain properties to a high degree in terms of mowing ditches and removing brush and fences. Then we try to go above and beyond and listen to what they each would appreciate. Conserving and maintaining their investment for the future is priority.