Monterey County Farm Bureau

Member Benefits

The Monterey County Farm Bureau membership has value

By joining the Monterey County Farm Bureau you help support local agriculture. You also gain access to a wide variety of member benefits, as detailed below.  Please join today!

Members may order a free copy of the latest Farm Bureau Benefits Guide. It's your member benefits directory, with benefits information. To order your copy, contact our office at (831) 751-3100.

Members are entitled to the following benefits:

Insurance Programs

Nationwide Insurance: Nationwide is the leading farm and ranch insurer in California, offering plans for farms and ranches of all sizes.  Agricultrual members receive up to a 15% discount on auto insurance and a up to 5% discount on farm insurance to a maximum of $500 per year.  Contact your local Nationwide agent or an affiliated independent agent for more details by visiting www.nationwide.com/cfbf or call (877) OnYourSide.  Download insurance coverages for Farm Bureau members here.

Nationwide Insurance-Workers Compensation Insurance *NEW*: Effective January 1, 2017, Nationwide Insurance will begin providing California Workers Compensation insurance to farm policy holders, including a 7.5% discount on rates.  Miniumum requirements are 2 employees with $50,000 in payroll, safety and training programs in place, farmowners and/or general liability policy with Nationwide, and five years in business, and Farm Bureau Agricultural membership.  Quotes will begin on November 1st through authorized Nationwide agents.

Keenan Direct: ask to help members navigate the changing health care landscape,Farm Bureau works with Keenan & Associates, the largest privately held insurance broker in California, to provide unbiased guidance to finding coverage and value that best fits Ag employer health insurance needs.  Contact Keenan & Assoicates at (855) 422-3243 or online at www.CAFBHealth.com.

Nationwide Pet Insurance: the largest pet insurance company in our nation, offering members a 5% discount.  For more information, call (877) PETS-VIP or visit www.petinsurance.com/affiliates/cfbf_npr.

News & Entertainment

AgAlert: providing members the edge with news, research, and marketing trends.  This weekly newspaper is first in Agricultural News; mailed to Agricultural members.  Learn more at www.agalert.com.

California Bountiful Magazine and Television: a lifestyle magazine and TV show with farm family profiles, recipes, gardening tips, and more!  Take a look at www.californiabountiful.com.

Health Services

ClearValue Hearing: members can save up to 25% off the MSRP on Starkey Hearing Aids and can save on other hearing healthcare needs from Westone EarMold Labs.  For more information or to locate a local provider, visit www.clearvaluehearing.com or call (800) 497-7447.

LensCrafters: members receive a 20% discount on eye wear, lenses, and inital exams when they present their FB membership card along with the plan number.  For more information, call (800) 522-LENS; plan number available through our office at (831) 751-3100.

CALSTAR: Monterey County does not have a major trauma center locally, and air medical transports can leave patients with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses.  CALSTAR offers group coverage to members and their families for $30 annually, a 33% discount.  For more information on how to enroll as a FB group member, please call (888) 207-5433 of visit info@calstar.org.

Do-It-Yourself Discounts

Grainger: members qualify for discounts on categories of Grainger items.  Additionally, members recieve larger discounts off suggested list prices on Proto Tools, Stanlty Tools, and farm-duty motors.  There are other discounts available on many 'green' home and office products.  Free shipping on all orders placed on www.grainger.com.  Present the FB plan number and your membership card at time of purchase: call our office at (831) 751-3100 for plan number.

Kelly-Moore Paints and Dunn Edwards Paints: save up to 30% on paint products.  Present the FB plan number and your membership card at time of purchase: plan number available through our our office at (831) 751-3100.

Western Square Industries: manufacturing gates,corrals and quality steel products for farms and ranches, Western Square offers a 10% discount on shade trailers that help farmers protect their employees from sun and heat.  Members can also receive a 5% discount on round pens, pasture feeders, cattle guards, canine kennels and chcken coops.  All discounts are applied to direct-from-manufacturer sales to ensure that members receive the best price on these products.  For more information, visit www.westernsquare.com or call John Bridwell at 209/481-9254.

Business Services

Farm Employers Labor Service: farm and ranch employers use FELS to reduce their costs for compliance with complicated state and federal labor regulations.  Members are kept up-to-date on farmworker employement requirements with newsletters, posters, and compliance manuals at a 20% discount rate.  Members receive a $100 discount on enrollment; contact (800) 753-9073 for more information.

CA Grown: Farm Bureau members in California now have access to a 50% discount on Calfiornia Grown branding and licensing for their agricultural commodities.  Contact California Grown at (916) 441-5302 or visit their website at www.californiagrown.org for more details.

A4 Promotions & Incentives: wide seletion of clothing and business items available with the FB logo.  For more information or to place an order, visit www.farmbureaucompanystore.com or call (916) 361-3682.

Vehicle Discounts

General Motors: for qualified members, a discount of $500 on a purchase or lease of a qualified Chevrolet. Buick, or GMC car or truck.  There is no limit to the number of vehicles purchased or leased using this incentive.  Eligibility requirements: must be a member for a minimum of 60 days, certificate required at time of purchase.  Visit www.fbverify.com/GM/default.aspx to obtain certificate.

Case IH: receive a manufacturer's incentive discount of $300 - $500. depending on the tractor or implement purchased.  Eligibility requirement: member must obtain an authorization certificate at www.fbverify.com in advance of purchase.

Catterpillar: discount incentives offered on agricultural constuction equipment ranging from $250 to $2500.  Eligible equipment includes CAT skid steer loaders, compact and multi-terrain loaders, wheel loaders, telehandles, backhoe loaders, hydraulic escavators and track type tractors.  Members must provide a valide Verification Certificate to the CAT dealer at the time of purchase: certificates can be obtained at www.fbadvantage.com/cat.

Vehicle Rentals

Avis: offers discount in CA.  Call (800) 698-5685 or visit www.avis.com; requires Avis Worldwide Discount code available by calling our office at (831) 751-3100.

Hertz: offers discounts at participating locations in the U.S. and abroad.  Visit www.hertz.com to make reservations; requires Hertz discount code available by calling our office at (831) 654-2210.

Fuel Discounts

Amerigas: save 5 cents pergallone on propane deliveries.  Members receive a complimentary service check and a 'no run-out guarantee' with automatic delivery.  Visit www.amerigas.com/business/farm_bureau.htm for more information.

Theme Park Discounts

Discounts are available for CA amusement parks and attractions: Aquarium of the Pacific, Knott's Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and more.  Contact the Member Help Desk at (800) 698-3276 to obtain coupons or to purchase discount tickets.

Hotel Rooms

Choice Hotels: Save 20% on published rates at most 5,900 participating Choice Hotels worldwide, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge, and Rodway Inn.  Call (800) 258-2847 or visit www.choicehotels.com.

Wyndham Hotels: savings of 20% on best available rates at Days Inn, Super 8, Ramada, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, and all Wyndahm hotels and resorts.  Call members benefits hotline at (877) 670-7088 or visit www.wyndham.com (corporate ID required at time of booking, call (800) 698-3276 to obtain this number).