Under this arrangement the investor pays a percentage share of the seed, chemical, fertilizer and other input costs and receives a proportionate share of the crop. This arrangement offers a higher potential return on investment, but exposes the investor to a higher level of risk due to weather and other risk factors. M&S Farms performs all of the farming operations, including planting and harvesting, and does not pay any land rent. M&S Farms develops the crop management plan and applies effective farming practices to help maximize yield performance and profitability for the investor. M&S Farms sources the crop inputs through its approved suppliers in order to maximize price discounts, lower costs, and enhance profitability.