FBN Hub Spotlight: Havre, Montana

We kicked off the 2020 crop year with the exciting launch of FBN Hubs across the U.S. This growing network of member-operated distribution sites allows farmers to buy inputs online through FBN Direct℠ and schedule free pickup locally. 

You can also make convenient on-site purchases at your nearby FBN Hub as in-season needs arise and make eligible returns and/or exchanges for unused products.

All of this so you can focus more on your day-to-day operations and supporting your bottom line. It’s just one of the many ways we’re working together to put Farmers First®.

Get to know the FBN Hub in Havre, MT

To celebrate this new opportunity for increased savings and convenience, we’re shining a spotlight on some of our FBN Hubs and their operators. This week, we'd like to introduce you to the FBN Hub located in Havre, Montana.

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Cody Donoven of Donoven Ag is an FBN Hub operator in Havre, Montana, about 40 miles from the Canadian border. A fourth-generation farmer, Cody grew up working on the family farm, and today the operation grows a variety of crops, including wheat, barley, pulse crops and canola. 

Cody has been an FBN member since 2017. He loves that he has easy access to pricing, he doesn’t have to call someone and wait for them to work out an answer and the prices are the same—no matter who you are or how many acres you farm. 

He’s already seen real savings on his own farm, and he’s excited to be able to extend those savings to other members across the network.

“Competition in the marketplace is good for farmers,” Cody says. “FBN’s focus on transparency really levels the playing field for me and other growers in this area.”

At his hub, the process is pretty seamless. When a customer needs their order, they can just contact Cody, he’ll print out the paperwork and have the order ready for them to pick up. He says it’s been a successful year so far. 

“Competition in the marketplace is good for farmers. FBN’s focus on transparency really levels the playing field for me and other growers in this area.”

- Cody Donoven

Farmers in his area have already saved a lot on chemicals and are learning the value of shopping around, instead of buying from the same folks they’ve always worked with.

“Most farmers aren’t making big margins right now, so whenever we can save on inputs, every little bit helps,” says Cody. “That’s why I’m excited to be working with FBN. It’s really the future of agriculture.”

Enjoy savings and convenience with FBN Direct

Shopping for inputs online through FBN Direct gives you access to savings, price transparency and more. With an FBN Hub nearby, you can take advantage of great deals and the convenience of local pick-up.

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