Ag Guardian was developed by a farmer for a farmer to save time and money. I know firsthand the struggles that farmers face on a daily basis because I too faced those same struggles. For over twenty years I farmed rice, corn, soybeans, and wheat and found that there were not enough hours in the day to get everything done. I also learned that money was too tight to let billing errors go unnoticed.
My wife paid the farm bills during the busy months. She had no idea what I was putting on my fields; she had no way of knowing if the bills were accurate or not. We would get a three-inch stack of tickets from our input suppliers, and she would insist that I go through them. I would look at the tickets but still couldn’t be sure that everything was billed correctly. I knew what chemicals or fertilizer I put out, but I really didn’t know exactly how much I put out during the month. I didn’t know if I was getting double-billed or billed for someone else’s input. There were just too many papers to look at, and the information was overwhelming. However, I didn’t want to pay for anything I didn’t get.
I didn’t realize how big of a problem billing errors were until I retired from farming and started helping other farmers with input reconciliation. This app caught three tickets totaling over $40,000 that were double-billed on a single farm, as well as over $8,000 in double-billed tickets on another farm. In today’s farming environment, farmers simply cannot afford to miss mistakes like that. Catching a single billing mistake could easily cover the $100 annual fee.
Ag Guardian is very easy to use. It makes sure you are only paying for the supplies you order. Once you get your field names and acres set up, it takes less than a minute to enter an application. The app keeps up with where you purchased the supply, the price quoted, and the applicator that put it out. It even has a page that can be used to request price quotes from suppliers to assist farmers in locating the lowest price for input supplies.
Ag Guardian will keep a running total of your inputs, and you can request a monthly report from your supplier listing your totals; if the app total matches the supplier total, you don't have to go through all those tickets looking for mistakes. The person paying the bills can have access to all this information, and with the help of Ag Guardian, you can feel assured that the bill is accurate.
Using this app can save you time and allow you to rest in confidence that you are not being overbilled.