Sep 21, 2019

Meet Chris Barron


Chris Barron

Contact Chris:

Phone: 319.533.5703
3228 Jamestown Ave
Rowley, IA 52329

Chris B. Barron is the Director of Operations and President of Carson and Barron Farms, Inc. which is located in Rowley, Iowa, in the northeastern part of the state.

Chris graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1992 with a degree in Communications. In 1992, Chris, along with his brother-in-law took over their Pioneer Sales agency, which had been run by his father for the previous 22 years. Today, the Pioneer agency is still an integral part of their operation. Chris has over 25 years of experience working with and understanding customer needs while at the same time steadily growing their own farming operations.

Over the last 22 years, Chris has developed many decision tools to help producers improve the profitability of their operation. Most notably, he developed "Profit Manager", which is a tool used by hundreds of corn and soybean producers across the Corn Belt.

Most recently, Chris has developed a new business model to assist producers with Multi-Generational Growth. Chris has implemented this plan into his own operation with the mission of improving quality of life and maximizing profit opportunities.

Chris is a regular contributor on US Farm Report and under "Ask the Margins Expert" and writes the column "Business Matters" for Top Producer.  Chris is also a facilitator for Farm Journal's Top Producer Executive NetworkTM.

TPEN Reflection: Solutions

As your business grows, you begin to hit a "ceiling of complexity" where the way you’ve done it before needs to change if you are to continue your forward progress. Tillage practices, planting or harvest strategies, equipment changes, accounting, banking, risk management, human resources and family relationships are just a few areas in which you’ll experience growing pains. The peer group experience shows you that others have solved some of the problems you face, and that you have in fact solved other producers’ problems.

Take Action

Identify the three biggest challenges you face, write them down, discuss them in your business and come prepared to share them at your next peer group meeting.

On behalf of the TPEN facilitation team,

Lance Woodbury