This weekend I have been going through stacks of paperwork related to Farm Supply Rebates. The official procedure for rebates includes the following steps: 1. Customer buys item that is eligible for Rebate 2. Customer mails in paperwork showing which rebate eligible item(s) they purchased along with original sales ticket 3. I process the paperwork in the Home Office, recording exactly what products are purchased, when and from what location.  4. Rebate Certificates with a specific assigned number are mailed out to each customer who purchased rebate eligible item(s). This certificate expires within 90 days of the postmark date and printed on certificate is the rebate dollar amount to be redeemed 5. Customer receives rebate certificate in the mail, takes it to local MFA and makes a purchases exceeding or equaling the rebate dollar amount listed on certificate.  6. MFA location discounts the rebate dollar amount shown on certificate from the total sales ticket of new purchase made by customer. 7. MFA location then returns the certificate along with rebate redemption sales ticket. 8. The rebate certificate and new ticket are then matched up with original paperwork in the Home Office and soon after the store is issued the credit in the amount of the rebate
This may sound like a long, drawn out process, however the benefit of the process is to not only give the end consumer a discount on special items during each sale, but ultimately get the customer BACK into the MFA location to make their rebate redemption purchase and drum up some additional sales for our MFA locations.  That is exactly what I have been studying this weekend - how much are we spending on rebates? What additional sales are we creating to back up this spending? Stay tuned August 12th for the results!

This weekend I have been going through stacks of paperwork related to Farm Supply Rebates. The official procedure for rebates includes the following steps:
1. Customer buys item that is eligible for Rebate
2. Customer mails in paperwork showing which rebate eligible item(s) they purchased along with original sales ticket
3. I process the paperwork in the Home Office, recording exactly what products are purchased, when and from what location.
4. Rebate Certificates with a specific assigned number are mailed out to each customer who purchased rebate eligible item(s). This certificate expires within 90 days of the postmark date and printed on certificate is the rebate dollar amount to be redeemed
5. Customer receives rebate certificate in the mail, takes it to local MFA and makes a purchases exceeding or equaling the rebate dollar amount listed on certificate.
6. MFA location discounts the rebate dollar amount shown on certificate from the total sales ticket of new purchase made by customer.
7. MFA location then returns the certificate along with rebate redemption sales ticket.
8. The rebate certificate and new ticket are then matched up with original paperwork in the Home Office and soon after the store is issued the credit in the amount of the rebate

This may sound like a long, drawn out process, however the benefit of the process is to not only give the end consumer a discount on special items during each sale, but ultimately get the customer BACK into the MFA location to make their rebate redemption purchase and drum up some additional sales for our MFA locations.  That is exactly what I have been studying this weekend - how much are we spending on rebates? What additional sales are we creating to back up this spending? Stay tuned August 12th for the results!

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I’ve had a busy week in the office preparing my final project for presentation. Aside from Agronomy Training Camp I have completed research on the effectiveness of the Farm Supply Sale Displays, compiled a Route Truck Map (with the help of many others), and began my research on Farm Supply Rebates! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. On to finishing research and compiling the results in a form all can understand!

I’ve had a busy week in the office preparing my final project for presentation. Aside from Agronomy Training Camp I have completed research on the effectiveness of the Farm Supply Sale Displays, compiled a Route Truck Map (with the help of many others), and began my research on Farm Supply Rebates! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. On to finishing research and compiling the results in a form all can understand!

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Agronomy Training Camp 2014 - I jumped in the truck with Captain Dr. Weirich to lead the caravan of charter buses out to the plots early this morning!  Only a few close calls getting everybody loaded on the buses by 7AM, but everyone who made it enjoyed the day.  I’ve heard several really liked the wider variety of topics touched on and many mentioned how much the importance of cleaning out sprayers is, especially due to the many stops dedicated to this important subject repeating the topic over and over.  It was good to hear the handful who I spoke to will take home some very important notes to apply to their operations back home.

Agronomy Training Camp 2014 - I jumped in the truck with Captain Dr. Weirich to lead the caravan of charter buses out to the plots early this morning! Only a few close calls getting everybody loaded on the buses by 7AM, but everyone who made it enjoyed the day. I’ve heard several really liked the wider variety of topics touched on and many mentioned how much the importance of cleaning out sprayers is, especially due to the many stops dedicated to this important subject repeating the topic over and over. It was good to hear the handful who I spoke to will take home some very important notes to apply to their operations back home.

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St. Joseph, MO MFA Agri-Services  -  visited 7/23/2014
Found some really neat old feed sacks!
St. Joe has an awesome store with tons of space, they have also been great participants in the Farm Supply Display Contest. Looking forward to seeing their August 2014 Sale Display this month!

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Maysville MFA Agri-Services  -  Visited 7/23/2014

Set up a quick display of buckets and added a few sales items to demonstrate a sale display is easy and QUICK to accomplish and has the potential to get customer’s attention as they walk in each retail location!

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Conception Jct. MFA Northwest Agri-Services  -  visited 7/22/2014


Great to see “Keep MO Farming” signs displayed throughout the store! #YESon1 #KeepMissouriFarming

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Guilford MFA Northwest Agri-Services  -  visited 7/22/2014


Hung sale signs and saw the Sale DVD promotional video playing live for all to see! Always great to see the MFA sale promoted at our locations!  Great to meet John Throener & Jacob Greenley and looking forward to their August 2014 Sale Display in the near future.

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