As a farmer, you already understand the basics of why good drainage is important in your fields. When moisture is managed properly, you can get out into the field on time and keep everything on schedule for the year to come. So, hiring an ag drainage company makes a lot of sense as an investment in your business – but where do you start? How do you know which ag drainage company is right for your needs? Let’s take a closer look at these important questions.
Finding the Right Fit
You don’t necessarily want to start out your search by looking for the ‘best’ ag drainage company, as the word ‘best’ can mean different things to different people. Instead, you want to find the one that’s the right fit for what you need to accomplish. Keep these points in mind –
- Relevant experience. This is the big one – you want to hire a company that has experience doing exactly the kind of work you need done. Ask any prospective contractor about their relevant experience and consider those that can demonstrate their track record.
- Obviously, even a company with an excellent history won’t do you any good if they can’t get out into your fields on time.
- Personal connection. You want to be able to work together easily with the ag drainage company that you select, so have a conversation with their team and see how you get along.
You’ll need to invest a bit of time upfront when picking a partner for this project, but given the importance of the work, that effort will be well worth it.
One other piece of this puzzle is simply to ask around to other farmers in the area to get an idea of a company’s reputation. Are they a trusted partner for farmers around the region, or do they have a history of coming up short? A few conversations with past clients may tell you all you need to know.
At Hodgman Drainage Company, Inc., we have been offering quality drainage services since 1982. To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 507-528-2225. Thank you for considering Hodgman Drainage!