About Pipestone Business Services
Pipestone Business Services helps pig farmers by providing resources and expertise in the pig business because running a competitive pig farm today takes accurate production and financial information, business acumen and strategy.
Utilizing Pipestone Business Services’ resources and expertise in the pig business helps you make correct decisions involving cash flow planning, financial management, operational growth, business succession and more.
For additional information regarding Pipestone Business Services and how it can help your operation achieve the goals you’ve established for it, please reach out via e-mail to Jim.Marzolf@pipestone.com or call him at 507.825.7028
Business Services for Pork Producers:
Strategic Advisory & Business Planning
FarmBiz is a business advisory service for your total farm operation. Your advisor works closely with your family or leadership team throughout the year to provide fresh business perspective relevant to diversified and specialized pork producers.
We look forward to working together to solve the important profitability, growth or diversification issues facing your farm business.
Accounting & Financial Systems
FarmBooks is an accounting platform designed by Pipestone Business Services to provide pork producers with the detailed financial information needed to proactively manage their business operations. Focused on providing accurate monthly financials with cost accounting for pigs by group and crops by year, the FarmBooks team will setup your accounting system, coach you to record your daily accounting transactions and close the books each month with your assistance.
Our team is focused on providing you reliable financial reports that you can use to manage the details of your business as well as communicate with your lender and other stakeholders.
Production Records & Decision Optimization
FarmStats uses the MetaFarms platform to provide you with a powerful grow/finish production records system capable of providing fast and accurate results from large volumes of data. The FarmStats team gives you the flexibility to determine how involved you want to be in the day-to-day management of your production records.
Our Pipestone managed service will record your pig group activities and actively manage the integrity of your grow/finish data. Our producer managed option relies on your team to be in charge of data entry. As you may expect, the cost is lower if your team has the desire to manage the data entry.
Once the data has been entered, FarmStats enhances the value of your production records experience with online benchmark reports and business optimization tools. At Pipestone, we aim to provide you with real time data to make decisions that will improve your bottom line.
Production Staffing & Human Resources
Pork producers continue to tell us that hiring reliable and hard-working employees is a real challenge to their grow/finish operation. FarmTeam uses the human resource expertise of Pipestone to source qualified farm employees for your grow/finish team.
We start all new FarmTeam employees in a team-based environment where Pipestone staff provides grow/finish pig care training based on the FarmTeam standard operating procedures. As our new team members gain basic grow/finish experience, we place them on your farm where you are their supervisor while Pipestone remains their employer.
From our perspective, it’s the best of both worlds for pork producers!
Listen to Jim Marzolf on SwineTime Podcast
Having extensive background in Agriculture Accounting and fiscal management practices, Jim Marzolf of Pipestone Business Services details four ways the Business Services Program assists farmers of all types to better manage their operation and become more profitable.
Listen in to part II of the discussion with Jim Marzolf from Pipestone Business Services to gain a deeper understanding of how to be profitable during tumultuous times.