It doesn’t take long to pick up on Andrew Hetke’s love for dairy cattle. The Sauk County Farm Bureau member grew up on a dairy farm in Rusk County. The Hetke family showed dairy cattle at the county and state fair.
“Some of my favorite memories are of showing cows at the county and state fair as well as World Dairy Expo,” said Andrew.
The equipment required to keep show cows looking their best is a hefty investment.
“Over the years, I slowly acquired different clippers, blades and sharpening wheels,” Andrew added. “Some of the items are pretty expensive, so I would save up and purchase new items as I was able.”
Recently, Andrew was able to take full advantage of the money-saving member benefits provided by Farm Bureau.
“The motor on my sharpening wheel went out, so I started shopping around to see where I could find the best price on a replacement,” said Andrew.
After being quoted nearly $500 by a local electric business, which is about the price of a new sharpening wheel, Andrew contacted the wheel manufacturer and was told a replacement motor would cost around $200.
After asking some other industry connections, Andrew found the motor he needed through Grainger.
“I was having trouble placing the order online, so I called customer service and told them I was a Farm Bureau member,” Andrew explained. “I ended up getting the motor shipped to my house for less than $80. Clipping cattle can be an expensive hobby, but I more than paid for my annual Farm Bureau membership with the savings just from this purchase alone.”
About the Grainger member benefit: Wisconsin Farm Bureau members get special member prices on selected categories and brands from Grainger, plus free standard shipping on all standard Grainger products.
Grainger Products Benefit Wisconsin Farm Bureau Members
“Grainger is one of the best member benefits that Farm Bureau members have available,” said Buffalo County Farm Bureau member Joe Bragger. “The access to this service is amazing, the Farm Bureau discount pays more than the cost of membership every year.”
Exclusive Farm Bureau member prices are included on products in these categories:
- Safety: Facility, footwear and people
- Cleaning: Consumables and others
- Hand tools
- HVAC: Filters and others
- Manufacturing: Welding
- Paint, equipment and supplies
“If you need a part, tool or a maintenance item, Grainger has it,” said Bragger. “If you’re not sure and have an idea and need advice, Grainger staff will connect you, free of charge, with one of their technicians or engineers who will work with you to get you set up, item number and all.”
There also are exclusive Farm Bureau member prices on select products from these brands: Georgia Pacific, DeWalt, Irwin, Johnson, Klein Tools, Proto, Stanley, 5.11 Tactical, Ariens, Cushman, ECHO, EGO Power Systems, Gerber, Fiskars, Miller Electric, Rite in the Rain, Sqwincher, WD-40 and Zep.
It’s easy to get started with your price savings using three methods:
- Present the Wisconsin Farm Bureau account number at time of purchase: 855922019
- Go to grainger.com/farmbureau to establish a new Grainger.com® account using that account number; or
- Call Grainger customer service at 800.472.4643 to update your existing Grainger account with the Farm Bureau organization account number: 855922019.
“Don’t be afraid to call them and ask for help, they provide it,” added Bragger.