Green Lake County Farm Bureau President and dairy farmer Peter Badtke took advantage of the Ford member benefit to purchase a F-250 Super Duty truck from Sondalle Ford in Berlin.
The Farm Bureau Ford Bonus Cash is exclusive for active Farm Bureau members who are residents of the United States. Members receive $500 Bonus Cash on the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2020/2021/2022 Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150 or Super Duty®. Some customer and purchase eligibility restrictions apply.
Badtke and his wife, Lori, milk 90 Holsteins and grow crops on 300 acres on their farm south of Ripon. They have been Farm Bureau members since 1995.
“This was our first purchase from Sondalle Ford and our salesperson, Mark Trochinski, was fully aware of the Farm Bureau discount,” said Badtke. “He made our buying experience awesome. He met with us after hours to test drive the new truck and to look at my trade-in.”
Trochinski said he realizes that people have different work schedules and just because he works 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. doesn’t mean that works for others.
“I come in early, stay late and meet people on a day off; in Pete’s case I came back later in the evening so they could test drive a vehicle,” said Trochinski. “Pete and his family were very kind and a pleasure to deal with.”
Trochinski added that because he is in a rural area, he is fortunate to work with many farmers.
“Ford offers different rebates based on an individual’s career or membership, for example, Farm Bureau, first responders, Veterans or college students,” said Trochinski who previously worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years. “I try to get to know our customers quickly to see if a rebate might apply. I pride myself in finding the best deal possible for my customers.”
Badtke said that the Farm Bureau Ford member benefit was easy to use.
“District 5 Coordinator Becky Hibicki logged into the Ford rebate website, filled in the information and emailed me the certificate,” said Badtke. “Then I emailed the certificate to our salesperson.”
Badtke added that he will probably visit the same dealer and “kick the tires” on his next vehicle.
Badtke said he has utilized numerous Farm Bureau member benefits, such as carrying Rural Mutual Insurance coverage on his family’s vehicles and farm.
“We’ve also used other Farm Bureau member benefits,” said Badtke. “For example, the discount on hotels. We’ve also shared our experience with other Farm Bureau members.”
In addition to serving as president, Badtke serves on the Green Lake County Farm Bureau Dairy Committee, participated in the WFBF Leadership Institute and serves as chairperson of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Princeton.
You must be a Farm Bureau member for 30 consecutive days prior to purchase or lease and take new retail delivery from an authorized Ford Dealer’s stock by Jan. 3, 2023.
For more information, visit wfbf.com/membership/member-benefits or visit FordFarmBureauAdvantage.com or see your authorized Ford Dealer for qualifications and complete details.