Fayette AG Services Finds Opportunities for Growth
It’s no surprise that Fayette AG Services has operated successfully for 43 years in Northwest Alabama. Although its name has changed during the years, the full-service farm store listens to its customer’s needs and wants, provides follow through and works to become knowledgeable about the products they offer.
Mike Renfroe, a salesman at Fayette AG, located at Fayette, Ala., was one of the first BioZyme® dealers to complete the new Master Dealer Training Program that launched in June.
“I just wanted to know more about the products so we can better help our customers,” Renfroe said. “The Master Dealer training has helped me distinguish what mineral customers need for their programs at given times of year.”
Renfroe added that other employees are hoping to complete the Master Dealer Training, as soon as all computer challenges are solved and will allow more than one person per dealership to participate. In the meantime, their staff is appreciative of the support and education that BioZyme provides.
“We get on the website pretty often to read up on products and learn more about the products we don’t know as much about,” Renfroe said. “BioZyme is a really good company when it comes to training and providing information. They are one of the better companies that we’ve dealt with.”
And although Fayette AG has a long history, their tenure as a BioZyme dealer is relatively short – just starting to sell the products in February of this year. Renfroe said they had customers who called and asked them about the BioZyme products. After doing some research and talking to ASM Rowdy Pope, Renfroe said they decided the products would be a good fit for their store.
The store carries a complete line of products, and has had satisfied customers feed each product line from Vitalize® equine to the VitaFerm® HEAT®.
“Once a customer tries one of these products, they rarely swap out and go back to another mineral program,” Renfroe said.
Their sales have reached nearly 100 ton since February, and their ultimate goal is to reach VIP Dealer status. Programs like the Master Dealer Training are helping them meet their goals so they can better equip themselves to sell the products their producers need.