Business Planning

The most important part of planning is writing it down. RAIN staff have a varied background to analyze business opportunities. We will help you define a strategy, research your market and competitive position, and create a clear business plan to articulate the opportunity.

Contact David Thompson at or 705 942 7927 ext 3027 

Soil Sampling Services

RAIN is now offering a soil sampling service to help local producers get the most from their soils/land. A RAIN representative will take soil samples from each field necessary, the samples will be sent out to a lab to be analyzed. When results come back, a copy of the test results will be provided, as well as a fertilizer recommendations if wanted.
Pricing depends on location and number of samples.
Contact Mikala Parr for more information at or 705-942-7927 ext. 3046

Custom Lime and Custom Fertilizer Application

With the increased amount of lime coming into Algoma we have noticed an interest in custom services for farmers who require fertilizer and lime recommendations and application. To assist in efforts to amend soil for increased crop productivity the RAIN will be offering the custom application services in communities from Sault Ste. Marie to Huron Shores. Pricing depends on acreage amount, please contact Mikala Parr for more information at or 705-942-7927 ext. 3046

Equipment Rentals

RAIN has a trailer to transport equipment – just hitch on and go or contact us for delivery rates

6′ Great Plains/Kincaid No-Till Seed Drill (3P 606NT)

Great Plains Kincaid no-till seed drill   Great Plains Kincaid no-till seed drill

  • Requires minimum 60hp tractor
  • Two seed boxes enable planting of large or small seeds
  • Attachment and seat allows for small plot establishment
  • $15-$25/acre depending on scale

Yeomans SB-6 Subsoiler Plow

  • Requires minimum 60hp tractor
  • Subsoiler with two 26″ shanks
  • Designed for minimal above-ground disturbance
  • $10-$20/acre depending on scale

For more on subsoiling/deep ripping, check out this video from

Boaz Mini Combine Harvester

Boaz mini-combine Boaz mini-combine

  • Self-propelled plot-sized combine with a 13hp gasoline engine
  • Feeding capacity <1lb/s
  • Head designed for wheat, oats, rye, barley, and other small grains, as well as small oil seeds.
  • $50/acre

Contact Mikala Parr at or 705 942 7927 ext 3046 to arrange equipment rentals.