With profit margins sitting at 1-4%, including subsidies and on a good weather year, it is a miracle that our farmers choose to continue to produce the foods and materials that all of society relies on. It is a profession not for the faint of heart. One that comes from a love of the land and the fulfillment of success under unrelenting adversity.
The trends of farming are consistent in most parts of the world. Land volumes remain the same, but the number of people that own that land continues to decrease. The average age of a farmer continues to increase, with most farms not having succession plans. And most farmers have to have day jobs. With BREXIT coming, and 32% of all farming subsidiaries coming from the UK, there are mounting pressures for farmers to be more and do more with the essentially the same resources. There is simply no choice of remaining in the status quo.
What if we could increase equipment productivity from 7% to 9%? What if there was a to create faster, more competitive access to services, leading to better prices, faster response and less downtime? How does it change your business and future revenues if equipment costs burdens could be lowered?
The circular economy has hit almost every industry except farming. Sharing your house, car, bike, boat, cottage, and factory is the new normal. By creating a single ecosystem that allows users to share and use resources in a more effective way, costs can be lowered and new revenue streams introduced. SKED is a geographically based, transparent, open market place striving to achieve just that. You can already load and search for equipment and people in Finland. Need some extra help during peak farming weeks? Want to rent out your spare tractor or snow plow? Download the SKED app on Google Play or Apple app store. Load your resources and search for what you need.
Our goal is very simple, we want to help drive the survivability of our hard-working farmers. They are our unsung heroes. Without them we are literally nothing.
For more information on SKED visit www.skedglobal.com
or call Kristina Sweet +358443034203.