Rural System - Profitable, Optimized Land Management

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Rural System, Inc. is a for-profit conglomerate providing proprietary advanced plans, management services, and diverse enterprises for large rural lands and waters of absentee owners. It recruits clusters of private lands, analyzes them well (GIS, etc.), prepares an optimum prescription (RRx), implements it, and markets the services, opportunities, and products of the lands in the region. Work moves beyond production from the soil to a system of lasting profits.

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Rural System - Profitable, Optimized Land Management

  1. 1. Rural Revolution Join us in a…
  2. 2. <ul><li>Urbanization and emigration </li></ul><ul><li>High agricultural energy costs </li></ul><ul><li>Land un-tended </li></ul><ul><li>Un-employment </li></ul>PROBLEM Rural problems:
  3. 3. <ul><li>A for-profit enterprise for intensively managing clusters of lands of absentee owners </li></ul>Rural System SOLUTION
  4. 4. Profitable, optimized land management BUSINESS MODEL <ul><li>Rural lands are under contract from absentee owners </li></ul><ul><li>Managed “clusters” achieve economies of scale </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription for optimization is generated by expert system RRx </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription-based enterprises are launched and developed </li></ul><ul><li>Profits result for enterprises, employees, Rural System, and investors </li></ul>
  5. 5. A unified computer-aided system THE MAGIC Farming + Businesses + Assistants = Profits for Owners and Us Diversity: Year-round Economies of scale: Long-term
  6. 6. RRx THE MAGIC - RRx    GIS with GPS in a Prescription System <ul><li>State to county </li></ul><ul><li>Counties with a point </li></ul><ul><li>Property with map cells </li></ul><ul><li>Property with select map cells for a crop </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription – a Web-based document unique to each property </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE MAGIC - RRx
  8. 8. THE MAGIC - RRx
  9. 9. THE MAGIC - RRx
  10. 10. THE MAGIC - RRx
  11. 11. <ul><li>Recruitment of affiliates </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional agricultural marketing with adequate scale </li></ul><ul><li>Social media marketing including niche markets: localism, natural and organic farm produce, “going green” </li></ul>MARKETING Targets: Land Owners and Consumers
  12. 12. <ul><li>Classical Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Preservationists </li></ul><ul><li>Local Growers </li></ul>Competition
  13. 13. <ul><li>Robert H. Giles, Jr., Founder </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Giles Clelland, Handshake Media </li></ul><ul><li>David Bradshaw, InteractiveGIS, Developer of RRx </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Maready, Corporate Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>VT KnowledgeWorks </li></ul>TEAM
  14. 14. <ul><li>Year 1: Complete software Develop staff training program Begin membership drive Recruit owners Recruit staff Secure basic equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2: Begin operation </li></ul><ul><li>Year 3:  5 enterprises in operation </li></ul>MILESTONES
  15. 15. <ul><li>Profitability in year 5 </li></ul>TIMELINE
  16. 16. TIMELINE
  17. 17. Profitable, engaged for the right reasons, expanding cautiously into 100 other small enterprises, enhancing and tending more and more of the private lands of the eastern US for you, for the long run.  SUMMARY Rural System is:
  18. 18. Rural System www.ruralsystem.com CONTACT US

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