Our farm management services are customized for every client.  Therefore what we do beyond the lease negotiation and rent collection is defined by the client.  Some clients only want the leasing completed and others want complete farm management services.  If you want complete farm management here are some of the other services we provide: 1.      […]

Howard H. Halderman, Halderman Companies Founder in 1930, described our farm management as “To do for your farm what you would do if you had the time and experience.” Our staff has an average longevity with our firm and in their area managing farms in excess of 20 years.  Their daily focus is on managing, […]

Technically a fair rent is an amount that a willing landowner and a willing tenant agree upon.  As a result we see a wide range of rents, most of which both parties would say are “fair” for them.  Our goal when leasing a farm is to create a lease that meets the owner’s needs/goals, maximizes […]

Our second most frequently asked question when someone is looking at our Farm Management services is “What are your fees?” Our fees are structured based on the lease type, size of farm and the scope of management services desired.  The fees might be a few dollars per acre and/or a percent of the owner’s gross […]

This is the question we hear most often when someone is asking about our Farm Management services. First we become your fiduciary and represent your interests to the best of our ability! We recognize that your tenant has different goals than you do regarding the lease terms.  Naturally he represents his interests in the lease negotiations.  We represent […]

The prospects for low and/or negative margins exist for farmers in 2017.  However, many farmers have prepared themselves to handle lower margins.  Cost cutting, budget trimming, adding value-added and premium crops, and increasing the focus on marketing have all bee steps farmers have been taking recently.  Those farmers that have successfully trimmed their costs, raise […]

Howard Halderman presenting at the Ag Outlook Lunch & Learn, Columbus, IN today.  

One bill the Indiana General Assembly will consider in 2017 is House Bill 1237, which addresses changes to the Indiana Grain Indemnity Fund Cap.  The bill proposes to raise the insurance time from 12 months from delivery to 15 months.  It also requires producer notification by the state and/or the grain buyer of the changes […]


MCBRIDE HELPS RAISE $ 1.6 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK’S CANCER PATIENTS   INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Michael McBride, formerly of Straughn, recently served on the charity auction team for Community Health Network’s  “Giving Gig 2017.”  More than 1,000 donors from across Central Indiana gathered to support cancer patients in financial need.  As a result, more […]