10 Things Farm Bureau Agents Do to Improve the Community
April 20, 2016
Being a Farm Bureau insurance agent is more than just a job title – our agents do their best to help protect the livelihoods and futures of those in the community. An agent is a community advocate who is committed to being socially responsible and contributing to the business community.
Many Farm Bureau agents donate their time and resources to make a difference in the places they serve by getting involved with charitable causes. This in turn helps them raise awareness for worthy causes, as well as build their profile and establish credibility within the community. Discover the ways Farm Bureau insurance agents do their part to improve their communities.
Farm Bureau Insurance Agents
1. Get Involved in the Community
Through community engagement, it’s clear that Farm Bureau agents value their neighborhood and want to help protect its future. Agents have the opportunity to use their skill sets and connect with their neighbors through activities they are passionate about. In short, Farm Bureau agents are proud to work for an insurance company that values the importance of volunteering in the community.
There are many ways to be active in your community:
- Coach a sports team
- Join the city council
- Volunteer with a school
- Join a neighborhood cleanup program
- Donate your time to the food bank or soup kitchen
- Help with an after-school program
2. Give Back to Local Charities
Many Farm Bureau agents find support organizations they are passionate about by donating their time. From company-sponsored outreach and volunteer activities to individual actions, Farm Bureau agents take pride in doing the right thing for their communities.
Organizations Farm Bureau actively supports include:
- United Way of Central Iowa
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
- Children & Families of Iowa
- American Heart Association
- American Parkinson Disease Foundation
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Special Olympics
Life insurance can be a great tool for increasing charitable giving in the community. Farm Bureau agents can give client/members the opportunity to make a larger gift than otherwise possible by helping them designate their favorite charities as a beneficiary on their life insurance policies.
3. Get to Know Their Neighbors
Farm Bureau agents understand that building relationships with members of the community is critical to understanding their insurance needs. Agents are determined to help provide the right insurance for each individual. Many agents make a point to have face-to-face meetings rather than over the phone to help them show they are willing to do what it takes to get to know their client/members.
4. Protect Your Community
Farm Bureau agents are committed to providing outstanding customer service. They’re leaders in their communities, and when the unexpected happens, they go above and beyond to make their clients/members feel secure with proper coverage.
As a Farm Bureau agent, you’re a resource within your community, especially when it’s in need. Whether it’s helping find the right insurance for a family down the block or helping provide insurance to protect the American Dream for local business owners, Farm Bureau agents have their clients/members’ backs.
No one can predict when the unexpected happens, but Farm Bureau agents are always around to help. Agents are available day or night to help make sure their community is protected when it needs it the most.
5. Provide Protection for Homes and Renovation Projects
Contributing to a community includes helping to improve it. When it’s time for client/members to tackle home improvement projects, Farm Bureau agents are there to help make sure their client/members have the coverage they need.
6. Help Communities Prepare for Severe Storms
Severe weather can occur when you’re sleeping, working outside, or having a family gathering. It can happen any time of day, and it can cause significant damage to homes, cars, and crops. Farm Bureau insurance agents can help protect their client/members by making sure they are ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Farm Bureau agents keep a cool head, even in the most complicated situations. If a tornado strikes in the middle of a small community, a Farm Bureau agent will be there to help pick up the pieces.
7. Help Local Businesses Succeed
To a business owner, owning a business is more than a source of income; it’s a dream. With business insurance, agents help local business owners protect that dream. By sheltering companies from the uncertainties of life through customized coverage, Farm Bureau agents help keep companies that are essential to the economic health, well-being and charm of your community– no matter what life throws their way.
8. Help Community Members Retire Comfortably
Retirement is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in any life. Farm Bureau agents contribute to making those years as enjoyable as possible by helping client/members understand their retirement funding options now, so they can achieve their retirement goals later.
9. Help Protect Local Farms
As the No. 1 farm insurer in our territory1, a Farm Bureau insurance career means you can help tailor a protection program to help meet the needs of local farms. This coverage is necessary in order to keep crops and livestock healthy and food on the table for millions of people across the globe.
10. Train Safer Drivers
Distracted driving can lead to car accidents, injured pedestrians and damaged property, and with new teen drivers taking to the road each day, there has never been a greater need for safe driving education. By encouraging client/members (who are under the age of 25) to complete the Farm Bureau Young Driver Safety program, Farm Bureau agents can help to foster safer drivers in their community.
Make an Impact as a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent
Few small business opportunities are more fulfilling – or more impactful – than a career with Farm Bureau Financial Services. Who or what will you impact when you become an agent? Find the answer by clicking the button below to apply today and learn more about our reserve agent program.
Source: 12014 SNL P&C Group – Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company and Western Agricultural Insurance Company direct written premium in our 8-state territory.
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