Why, we’re so glad you asked!
Often times the hardest part of any pitch to a potential Farm Bureau member is closing the deal and asking them to pay $85 to become a member.
We don’t want to feel like a used-car salesman who’s pushy and bit over the top when it comes to the promises and deliverables of our product. But here’s the good news—when you ask a friend, neighbor or family member to join Farm Bureau you’re not simply selling a membership. You’re asking that person to make an investment in the industry they love and support. For $85 they get the opportunity to be the voice of agriculture from the local level on up and much, much more.
Here’s a list of resources to keep up your sleeve for the next time a potential member asks you, “What do I get for my $85?”
- The ability to be active locally with your County Farm Bureau and participate in the policy development process, which is where all of the MFBF policy positions originate from.
- Access to a variety of leadership and professional development opportunities. Such as:
- MFBF Annual Convention
- Young Ag Leadership Conference
- You get consistent, current updates on trending agricultural news via the MFBF publications.
- You have full-time staff working to further the policies you create with our state and federal government.
- An 80% success rate in the Montana Legislature.
- A plethora of additional perks and membership benefits!
If you’re looking for a little more back up when visiting with prospective members, we’ve got you covered there too.
- Neighbor to Neighbor Packets
Customizable to each County Farm Bureau, these packets are designed to help create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for member recruitment. They come filled with important information every new Farm Bureau members needs to know. Included inside are a membership application, MFBF policy book, member benefits brochure and more.
- One Voice Stronger
This handy pocket guide answers some FAQ’s and gives you relevant stats regarding MFBF’s performance in a variety of areas.
Both of these resources are readily available, so please check with your Regional Manager or call the state office at 587-3153.