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 2022, 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/farm land and homestead property tax credits.

    Savings on 500-acre farm: $1,183
    Savings on $150,000 home: $398
    Savings on $500,000 business: $591

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


    Tax Savings: $2,352

    ASSESSMENT OF FARMLAND ONPRODUCTIVITY 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: $11,689

    2: Farmer Resources
    Free or discounted rates on educational programs, workshops and webinars for members

    ACRES OF OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE
    In March 2022 Iowa Farm Bureau will host a conference (at the Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids) to help farmers explore new revenue streams and niche production opportunities. More details will be released in 2022. The conference will be free for Farm Bureau members.

    AGRIVISOR SERVICES 

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

    “TAKE ROOT” FARM CONTINUATION PROGRAM
    Local workshops to help you develop a comprehensive, managed approach for your farm’s continuation and growth 
    helping ensure that what you do today creates an enduring legacy for future generations.

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

    MARKET & AG INFORMATION
    Exclusive access to critical agricultural research, analysis and decision support tools designed to improve your bottom line.
    3: Exclusive Member Benefits
    Savings only available to Farm Bureau members

    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) .

    IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN
    Complimentary subscription to the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman 
    Iowa’s leading agriculture news source. Plus FREE member-to-member classifieds.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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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!


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