10 FBN® Members Share Their Experiences

FBN Network

Jun 19, 2024

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Because so many FBN team members live in farming communities, we have many opportunities to interact with our FBN members and customers at local events and trade shows. Here are 10 of our favorite stories from customers about how they saved on input purchases, streamlined their businesses, and partnered with FBN to get the most out of their free membership.  

1. Putting “Farmers First®” 

"‘Putting 'Farmers First' is more than just a saying with them," Nathan Brause, who runs a farm in Ohio, says of FBN’s mission-driven approach to agriculture. 

2. Working with "People Just Like You and Me"

"What I love about FBN is they're people just like you and me," says Steve Van Heere of Van Heerde Farms. "Jesse, my FBN Community Builder, lives just down the road, and he farms just like me. He knows this area, he knows the soil, he knows the crop conditions, he can make the right recommendations that I need for my crops. We want the best yields, we want good plant health, we want to make sure our fields are weed free. This leads to a very profitable year. To have that relationship with these guys has just made my operation work much better." 

3. Partnering with a Responsive Team That’s “Always There”

The team at FBN Finance is "really nice and friendly, [and] easy to get a hold of," says Robert Boeck, a farmer from Minnesota, says. "If you've got a question, they're always there." 

4. Sharing Pricing Transparency Insights to Hold "Input Dealers Accountable”

“I like FBN because it holds all of our local seed, chemical, all of our input dealers accountable,” says John Driscoll from Axtell, NE. “It helps me know if I am overpaying for something or getting a good deal. It just really makes everything much more transparent.”

5. Helping Farmers Save “40% on Chemicals”  

"Last year, I probably saved 30-40% on my chemicals" buying from FBN, reveals Bill Buettner, who runs a farm in Central Nebraska. 

6. Streamlining Business with the FBN App

Matt Blodget, a farmer from Maine, uses the FBN app for the “ease of purchasing, and ease of doing business.” In this video, he shares with us why he’s excited about the FBN app and what it means for his generation — and his father-in-law's. 

7. Trialing New FBN Products to Help Farmers “Win” 

A farmer recently saved $5-10/acre, says Kooper Cleveland, an FBN Territory Manager. The farmer was running a "no starter trial, his typical 6 24 6 starter trial next to it, and then he had our Inhabit P. He saw that there was no yield difference between all three trials, which is actually a win in my mind because our product actually cost $5-10 less per acre than his normal program." 

8. Making Online Orders "Very Seamless" 

"We use the online [ordering] process the most," Ashley Edmans, a Maine-based FBN member, says of purchasing animal health products from FBN. "It ships to us quickly. It's very seamless to use, which is the best part."

9. Delivering Orders Directly to Farms Is a “Win-Win” for Members 

Darrin Dockter, a farmer in North Dakota, shares his experience working with FBN on his liquid feed purchases: "They were really good to work with, they always give you a call, [and are] prompt in their deliveries. It’s a win-win situation.”

10. Joining the FBN Community Builder Program Offers “Tremendous” Opportunity

"FBN brings the network, the logistics, the delivery, the warehouse, the accounting, the territory managers, the specialists, the agronomists," explains FBN Community Builder Jesse King of King-Ag. “It's been a tremendous program for us, and number one, it's been great for our family."

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Jun 19, 2024

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