intelliFARM advisors enjoy the benefits of building their own business while receiving training and support from intelliFARM. We supply you with expert market analysis and coach you on how to turn this information into valuable grain marketing recommendations specific to each of your farm clients.
PLUS we provide you with:
- ongoing technical training
- branded business cards and promotional materials
- sales training - intelliFARM will assist you with your first few sales visits
GOT QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS.
If you have a passion for grain marketing, working with farmers, being your own boss and setting your own schedule, plus being completely in control of what you earn; intelliFARM gives you all of those options plus the support for you to succeed as an Advisor.
Although everything needed to be successful in this business can be taught, it is easier if you have an understanding of grain futures markets and how basis works. Many intelliFARM Advisors were grain buyers for elevators or crushers prior to becoming Advisors. This experience is very beneficial, but that knowledge can be taught even if you don't have the background.
However much you want! That's the awesome part about being in charge of your own book of clients. You control the pace at which you sign up clients, as well as how many farms you want to work with. Want a pay raise? All you have to do is sign up another client! There is no glass ceiling for your income.
If you love your job and everything attached to it, stay! However, if you are reading these questions maybe you are looking for something else. All of us at intelliFARM genuinely love what we do and the people we get to work with. That doesn't mean every day is a walk in the park, but any job is going to have those days. For us, the benefits and freedoms associated with being an independent Advisor far outweigh the risk of not having a guaranteed salary, not to mention all of us have surpassed what we would have been making in a regular job. If you have drive and ambition, your potential with intelliFARM is virtually unlimited.
We have an informal interview process and some homework to do before signing up new intelliFARM Advisors. Part of this is so that we can get to know you, your background, and experience, but also to help you identify your potential market so that if you choose to come on board, you can hit the ground running. Once these steps are completed and agreed upon, we make it official and welcome you to the intelliFARM team and work with you to do your first few farm visits and signups so that you can gain the confidence and experience for the long run.
A typical day as an Advisor starts early with checking the overnight markets and reading reports that may have come in from around the world. There is a weekly conference call for all Advisors to discuss general marketing strategies with each other and have input as to what is going on and what they are seeing, then days are typically spent on the phone with clients and grain buyers. Talking with clients to discuss farm specific strategies, and talking with buyers to know where basis levels, grade and protein spreads, and general demand is at from all the elevators.
Yes, although every Advisor is running their own business and book of clients, the collective knowledge of the group is advantageous to everyone. You will have a Senior Advisor who is matched up with you to help you get going and learn the ropes, but all Advisors are available to each other if they need help or support. We have a group chat function where Advisors can talk to each other in an open forum, get input on questions, let others know what is going on in your area, and generally keep each other in the loop. Help is never more than a call or text away.
While there is nothing formal or scheduled on an annual basis, all Advisors are encouraged to attend farm shows and other events to continue building skills and professional development. While intelliFARM is young, we think the comradery and knowledge gained from group meetings or outings are vital to everyone's business. We are looking forward to holding semi-annual training and development meetings for all Advisors to get together in an informal setting and learn from each other, discuss business building ideas, and market strategies.
We always like to say with intelliFARM that you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. With that in mind, the bulk of our weeks are spent independently as Advisors; however, we have a conference call once a week with all Advisors to participate and discuss sales targets and marketing strategies. We also have a group chat with regular interaction as things come up on a daily basis, or if you have questions, tips, etc. where all Advisors can provide feedback on. Advisors are also encouraged to talk and meet with other Advisors on their own as we all bring our own strengths to the table and can help each other out.