Using Farm Bureau’s member benefit to save on the purchase of a discbine, Green Lake County Farm Bureau board member and former president Dave Wilke purchased a 2020 Case IH discbine from Service Motors Company in Fond du Lac and saved $500 and received other program discount savings.
Dave and his wife Terri, own and rent 1,600-acres in Green Lake County near Ripon and alfalfa, small grains, and vegetables for a nearby canning factory. They also raise more than 400 steers and some beef cattle.
He mentioned that he typically doesn’t purchase new equipment but in August, staff at Service Motors offered additional program discounts to ‘clear the lot’ of older equipment inventory.
“It was a great deal and with the additional $500 Case IH Farm Bureau member benefit discount, I couldn’t pass it up,” said Dave and added that his salesperson, Jeremy Kautzer, was aware of the Farm Bureau discount and great to work with. “WFBF District 5 Coordinator Becky Hibicki provided me with the required certificate – you can’t get easier than that.”
Jeremy has been an outside sales representative for Service Motors Company for about a year, but he knew Dave and his family from when he was farming. He occasionally stopped and visited with Dave about future equipment purchases.
“The Farm Bureau discount sealed the deal,” said Jeremy. “This was the first time that I dealt with the discount; it was easy to deal with and the $500 savings more than covers the Farm Bureau membership dues.”
The Wilke family has been members of Farm Bureau since 1984, and Dave’s father and brother also were long-time members. From 2006 to 2017, Dave served as president of the Green Lake County Farm Bureau; he served as chair of the Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee; participated in the Washington, D.C., Fly-In; participated in the WFBF Leadership Institute; a member of the Volunteers for Agriculture® Committee; and is an active volunteer for membership recruitment.
“By promoting the Farm Bureau member benefits to prospective members, it makes my member recruitment job easier,” said Dave. “I hope by sharing my positive member benefit experience, it will help grow the organization.”
Wisconsin Farm Bureau members can save up to $200 to $500 per unit on select Case IH equipment including tractors, windrowers, balers, conditioners, etc.
For more information about Farm Bureau member benefits, please visit wfbf.com/membership/member-benefits.