Membership Benefits

Networking

Members share ideas, solve problems, commiserate, and collaborate.

Information

Staff members monitor news that affects the industry and keeps members up-to-date with what matters most through a 20-times-a-year newsletter and a quarterly magazine, plus:

  • Benchmark Survey
    • Participants can review their net profit margin, for example, and key salaries, compared to companies of similar size.
  • Annual Membership Directory & Product/Service Index
    • Provides contact information organized by member type, company, executive name, location, and product or service.

Web-Based Resources

  • State buyback, warranty, and lemon laws
  • Samples of dealer contracts
  • Previously published stories in Shortliner
  • A database that allows you to find distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers based on the same criteria in the printed directory: company, executive, product or service, and location.

The public side of the web site includes:

  • Farm show calendar
  • Safety resources
  • Sales training materials
  • Drought information
  • Opportunities to sell/buy surplus goods such as paint, pallets, or tools.

Sentry Partnership

  • The Association formed a partnership more than 40 years ago with Sentry Insurance to offer a product liability program designed specifically for farm equipment manufacturers. The program today includes property casualty, workers compensation, and 401(k) programs.  Sentry offers policyholders safety consultations to minimize risk exposure and responds quickly to claims.

Cost Savings

  • No-cost, confidential, 60-minute consultations with attorneys who specialize in labor law and dealer contracts. The benefit renews with each question.
  • Discounts on freight and logistics through YRC, an endorsed service.
  • If your company is a not a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, this Association offers you an annual, no-cost CD or flash drive containing ASABE’s current safety standards—a $569 value.
  • And, members who attend the Supply Summit and fall convention pay considerably less to register.