Regulation Creep Affects Ag Business Development

Regulation Creep Affects Ag Business Development

Lorrie Boyer
Lorrie Boyer
AGROprofessionals uses their consulting and developing expertise to help agriculture entities create their business. That, according to CEO, Tom Haren.

"We help our clients create their business. So if you want to build a dairy, grow a dairy add onto a feed yard, build a processing plant, we do everything from help find property, and real estate to permitting, local state and federal permitting engineering design. We do everything except build the facility and run the facility."

The biggest challenge right now, though, is regulations. He calls it regulatory creep.

"They don't really change but they get interpreted and there's somebody that interprets them that gets put into a policy that policy gets put into a rule and then next time they go to reauthorize a rule or pass legislation, it gets incorporated in the regulation. And then you know, you have people that implement the new regulation and it starts to creep all over again."

A newer situation that is arising that Harun says he is having to adjust to is generational differences in the workplace and in their clientele.

"I can't say it's bad, but it's different. It's an adjustment for both sides."

AGROProfessionals works with clients across the country. He says dairies are about half their business with confined animal feeding operations, grain transportation facilities, and renewable energy facilities making up the other half.

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