Get Set Up for a Successful 2022 Season

March 14, 2022

With all of your prep work getting ready for planting, it’s a great time to get your FarmLogs account set up for a successful season! Below you'll find links to support articles with step-by-step instructions.

1. Connect to your John Deere Operations Center and/or Climate FieldView account

Before the first seed is planted, set up the connection to your John Deere Operations Center or Climate FieldView account. This then will automatically create activities based on the field work completed and inputs used. The Profit & Loss feature is an aggregate view of all the data in your account so this activity will continue to update your P&L. You can then see detailed analysis of operations on an acre, field, crop, and farm level.

2. Add your 2022 crops

You can either add crops to fields individually or now you can add the same crop to multiple fields by clicking Add crop on the Fields page or when using the Marketing feature.

3. Log Input purchases

To keep an accurate cost of production automatically as you log field work throughout the season, be sure to log any input purchases you've made already for this year. You can also add saved mixes or custom inputs.

4. Share your account with partners or employees

You can add people or third party service providers to your account with different access levels to make it easier to stay on the same page with all your partners on the farm. Examples may include farm managers, crop consultants, agronomists, marketing advisors, accountants, custom applicators, and more. Don’t forget, you can now assign work/share a map with a third party service provider, such as a custom applicator or soil sampling service, without providing access to your account or requiring them to log in.

5. Customize your Activity Types

Edit the operational cost of each activity type or add new activity types to use when logging field work throughout the season.

6. Set up Other Expense and Revenue accounts

Add Other Expense and Revenue accounts to keep track of costs and income outside of field work and inputs. Think of these as accounts on your income statement such as crop insurance, utilities, and diesel fuel, for example.

7. Enter land agreements

Ensure you have entered all your land agreements in the Land Costs feature so your Profit & Loss statement is accurate and you can quickly generate Reports, such as a Crop Share Report.

 


 

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Kellie Livernois

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Kellie Livernois is the Head of Customer Success for FarmLogs. She is motivated by working with growers who use FarmLogs to run a more efficient and profitable farm business.