Iowa Farm Bureau

Join the Iowa Farm Bureau Today

Why Farm Bureau?

Iowa Farm Bureau has worked to create a vibrant future for agriculture, farm families, and Iowans in all 99 counties for an entire century!

Join our cause, as we continue to defend and promote agriculture in 2023, and take advantage of exclusive benefits and services for farmers and agribusiness professionals by becoming a Farm Bureau member today!

THREE REASONS TO JOIN Farm Bureau

Join Farm Bureau today for $55 per year or less (member dues based on county of residence) and watch your membership work for you!
You’ll benefit from Farm Bureau members’ united advocacy efforts on legislative and regulatory issues, programs and resources to better your farming operation, exclusive savings and more!
    1: Advocacy Savings to farmers through Farm Bureau’s legislative success

    REDUCTION IN PROPERTY TAXPAYER BURDEN
    Based on shift of school infrastructure cost from property tax funding to sales tax, property tax replacement payments, ag land/family farm and homestead property tax credit, removal of mental health costs from property taxes.

    Savings on 500-acre farm: $1,504
    Savings on $150,000 home: $428
    Savings on $500,000 business: $642

    SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON FARM MACHINERY
    Based on new machinery purchase plus average repairs, parts and utility costs.


    Tax Savings: $2,368

    ASSESSMENT OF FARMLAND ON PRODUCTIVITY FORMULA
    Based on the uniform school levy, plus the lowest rural Iowa tax levy for a 500-acre farm. Many farmers save a higher rate.


    Tax Savings: $11,206

    AVAILABILITY OF WATER QUALITY & CONSERVATION FUNDS
    Includes increased cost share funds farmers can receive for qualifying projects.


    Avg. Funding Per Farmer: $1,485
    2: Farmer Resources
    Free or discounted rates on educational programs, workshops and webinars for members

    ACRES OF OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE
    Learn from seasoned farmers and other experts about niche crop and livestock opportunities, March 11 in Ames. This conference sold out last year. Use this link to register early (free for members; $55 for non-members), before public registration begins in February.

    MANAGING 2023 FARM MARGINS WORKSHOPS

    Learn how to navigate through the continued pressure of tight operating margins by registering for a workshop near you. The series begins in February. It’s free for members; $50 for non-members.

    “TAKE ROOT” FARM CONTINUATION PROGRAM
    Prepare your farm for generations of success with local workshops that go beyond typical farm succession training. Workshops are free for Farm Bureau members; $55 for non-members. See where we’re hosting workshops in January.

    AGRIVISOR SERVICES 
    Members have free online access to AgriVisor, a top-rated market advisory and educational service  a $235 annual value.

    RISK MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
    Innovative, market-based risk management educational programs and webinars critical to farming operations.

    3: Exclusive Member Benefits
    Savings only available to Farm Bureau members

    ACTIVE&FIT DIRECT
    Join a participating gym and access an online library of more than 8,700 on-demand workouts for $25/month with no long-term contracts. Nearly 200 Iowa gyms (in 57 counties) participate in the program, including YMCA, Anytime Fitness, Snap Fitness, Planet Fitness, etc. (Register by March 31, 2023 and the $25 enrollment fee will be waived.)


    TRAVEL SHERLOCK
    Use exclusive hotel discounts guaranteed to beat public booking sites like Priceline and Expedia. Save up to 30% more than you can on public booking sites.

    JOHN DEERE

    Save $50 
    $1,700 on Gators, mowers, Series 1  –  5 tractors and more. (Minimum 30-day membership and valid email address required.)

    FORD TRUCKS
    Save $500 on the purchase or lease of new qualifying Ford trucks - Ranger, Maverick, F-150 and Super Duty (F-250 to F-550).
    (Minimum 30 day membership required.)

    MORTON BUILDINGS
    Exclusive member savings of $500 
    –  $1,000 on Morton buildings and sheds. (Morton Standard line not eligible)

    HOTEL DISCOUNTS
    Save up to an additional 20% off the “best available rate” at participating Wyndham Hotel locations
    (19 brands) or 20% off published rates at participating Choice Hotels (12 brands) .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click on the questions to see the answers.



Q: Can anyone join Farm Bureau?
-Anyone can join. Iowa Farm Bureau is working for Iowa’s farmers, strengthening our rural communities, investing in Iowa’s future, and promoting quality health care. These efforts involve and benefit all Iowans. A Farm Bureau membership also includes discounts and other benefits that offer value to Iowans in all walks of life. Becoming a member is a simple, yet powerful, way to put your support squarely behind the wholesome farm families who produce your food, fuel and fiber.
Q: How much is Farm Bureau membership?
-Annual dues are $55 or less (varies by county) for an individual, family or business membership. Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization – our members join a county Farm Bureau and are automatically members of the Iowa Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau as well.
Q: What is Farm Bureau? Isn’t Farm Bureau an insurance company?
-The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is a not-for-profit, grassroots advocacy organization. Farm Bureau Financial Services is a separate entity and is one of many valuable benefits available to IFBF members.
Q: I heard that Iowa Farm Bureau is a politically conservative organization. Is that true?
-Farm Bureau’s policies represent its members and the issues important to them. Our membership is a diverse group of people with differing viewpoints. Members share their viewpoints and set the policies that determine Farm Bureau’s lobbying positions through a year-long, grassroots process.
Q: Does Iowa Farm Bureau only support large corporate farms?
-Iowa Farm Bureau is a general farm organization and supports a wide spectrum of agriculture. Members are diverse, ranging from small to large farms, organic to traditional. These farms may be independent or they may be part of a family corporation. They all contribute to an agricultural industry that employs one in five Iowans.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Join Farm Bureau today to start receiving a free weekly subscription (and online access) to the Spokesman, Iowa’s leading agriculture news source and the largest circulation ag newspaper in Iowa!

Plus, FREE member-to-member classified ads.


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