For Farmers, By Farmers: Ag Affinity Careers

Aug 15, 2019 1 min read

At Farm Bureau Financial Services, we’re always looking for people with agricultural backgrounds. Experience in agriculture takes a lot of forms: whether you have experience farming, in feed sales, have worked for an implement dealership, or are an ethanol producer, you have a unique understanding of agriculture in the 21st century. These are just a few examples: all types of ag experience are valuable to our business. With this background, you likely have a deep understanding of the issues facing the ag industry and are uniquely positioned to help us solve the problems that our client/members face.

Eighty years ago, we were founded by farmers who understood the need to protect the unique needs of farmers. We stay true to these roots today. Though we have grown and developed since those initial policies were written, our unending commitment to agriculture has remained constant. Agriculture is part of the fabric of who we are, and our employees reflect it.

An Affinity for Agriculture

As you may expect, we have positions that serve the farmers in the field, such as Ag Marketing Underwriters, Agriculture Specialists, Crop Specialists, or Regional Crop Consultants that work shoulder to shoulder with farmers and ranchers. The people in these positions work with local agents to help ensure that farmers and ranchers have the right coverage for their land, buildings, machinery, livestock and crops.

What you may not expect is how a background in ag plays an important part of non-field careers at Farm Bureau Financial Services as well:

  • Ag Product Managers develop coverage options specifically to suit farming operations. They use their knowledge of planters, balers, combines and more to develop policy provisions that can cover everything from mechanical breakdown to losses from farm operation interruption.
  • Underwriters understand that when it comes to farm equipment, it’s not always the model year, but rather the hours of use that determine the likelihood of a breakdown and help agents insure accordingly.
  • When the unexpected happens, our claims representatives use their ag backgrounds to understand damage reports and interpret policy provisions helping farmers and ranchers get back to business quickly and efficiently.

These are just a few examples of the way agriculture reaches deep into our business. People with ag experience make a difference every day, from our sales support staff, marketing team, product development, claims, and many more. If you are passionate about seeing farmers and ranchers succeed, Farm Bureau could be the place for you.

For Farmers, By Farmers

If you grew up on a farm or ranch, studied agriculture in college, or have experience working in an ag-related industry, we may have a career path for you to consider. You can stay connected to agriculture without owning or operating a farm or ranch yourself.

Does this sound like you? Check out our current positions, or join our Talent Network today!

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