Experience teaches good farmers the easier ways to get things done, and Dwight Buller is an excellent farmer. When you’re successful, as the Bullers have been, everyone wants your business. So why not take the easy route and work with a cooperative in your backyard, instead of one 60 miles away? Two words—relationships and service.
“Having Tony Dunn in our area is basically like having Harvest Land here,” Dwight says, talking about his Harvest Land account manager. “He thinks like we farmers think, and he makes sure that everything happens that we need to happen. Tony is an exceptional guy—just the guy you want on your side. But everyone in the organization has been very good to us.”
The Bullers relationship with Harvest Land started in the 70s with a load of light corn. “We couldn’t find anyone who would take our corn,” Dwight recalls. “Harvest Land would. And the relationship has just grown over the years.”
But how do the logistics of input supply play out during spring and fall, when the Bullers are an hour away from Harvest Land’s Springfield agronomy hub? “They have been just excellent in service,” Dwight states. “They have done nearly the impossible. Again, Tony goes out of his way to figure things out.”
Sounds like Dwight has figured out the easy way to do things after all.