Corn+Soybean Digest
Ryder Haugen the seventh generation at Lena Farms Zumbrota Minn uses this customharvesting lineup as one of several diversified income streams By working for one large farm instead of many Lena maximizes acres and profits per hour Lenarsquos two combines join a fleet that customharvests thousands of acres per day

Ryder Haugen, the seventh generation at Lena Farms, Zumbrota, Minn., uses this custom-harvesting lineup as one of several diversified income streams. By working for one large farm instead of many, Lena maximizes acres and profits per hour. Lena’s two combines join a fleet that custom-harvests thousands of acres per day.

Strategize for lean years on the farm

Strategic planning, collaboration, and standard practices defend Lena Farms against tough times ahead.

Brian Haugen is preparing his farm for lean times. Leveraging his management experience, discipline, standard operating procedures (SOPs), a diversified revenue base, shared human resources for productivity and collaboration with more than 35 landlords, his corn and soybean operation will do its best to weather the storm over the next few years. His operation spans seven counties and 3,500 acres, and he also collaborates on another 2,700 acres with his brother Shannon and father Kent.

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