Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., the leading and rapidly growing independent farmer-to-farmer network, recently completed Ag Data Transparent (ADT) third-party certification affirming that the FBN network’s data and analytics services are private and secure.
“The FBN network was created to help put Farmers First through the power of networking farmers and farm data,” said Charles Baron, co-founder of the FBN network. “Our values and mission have been crystal clear from inception and have never changed. We fight for our farmer members and their profitability. Transparency is a core philosophy of ours, and something we support wholeheartedly, whether in ag input markets or in ag data.”
Ag Data Transparent is a non-profit corporation backed by a consortium of farm industry groups, commodity organizations and ag technology providers in order to bring transparency, simplicity, and trust into the contracts that govern precision agricultural technologies. Ag Data Transparent certification verifies that a business is following specific, fair guidelines for companies collecting, storing, analyzing, and using farmer's ag data.
“It is great to have Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., on board with the Ag Data Transparent effort,” said Ag Data Transparent Administrator Todd Janzen. “ Achieving the Ag Data Transparent certification shows that the FBN network takes farmers’ concerns with of data privacy seriously.”
“FBN members use data analytics to gain yield with hybrid selection, reduce seed and chemical costs through price and genetic transparency, and market their crops aided by their precision field data,” said Baron. “The value created for growers from using data can be incredible -- tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in gains in a season. So we’re proud to achieve the Ag Data Transparent certification so growers step confidently into farming’s digital age.”
The FBN network provides farmers an independent, farmer-driven information and commerce network. In the past, important information such as fair market input prices, real-world seed performance, or optimal grain delivery points were hidden from farmers or difficult to determine. The FBN network makes all this information transparent in a no frills way – driven by member-contributed data from its over 23 million acres and 6,600 member farms.
Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., recently announced its international expansion to Canada in the first quarter of 2018. The FBN network is available throughout the United States and prairie provinces in Canada.
About Farmer’s Business Network Inc.: Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. is an independent farmer-to-farmer network, built by and for farmers, representing Farmers First. FBN members receive comprehensive farm benchmarking, real world seed performance, input optimization and pricing analytics based on over 140 million acre events of real-world precision agronomic data. The FBN Direct e-commerce platform provides national, transparent pricing on ag chemicals, fertilizers, seeds, technology and services. FBN Crop Marketing provides farms premium contracts, production contracts, risk management, and price intelligence powered by a global buyer network.