3 I's to Being a Farm Bureau Agent

If you’ve looked into a career as an insurance agent, you probably think you understand the basics of the job. At Farm Bureau, being an insurance agent isn’t about making the sale; it’s about protecting the livelihoods and futures of client/members while building a business of your own. Discover the “3 I’s” of being a Farm Bureau agent, and find out why starting a career with Farm Bureau is a big step toward a great future!


When you become a Farm Bureau agent, you become your own boss. A career as an agent allows you the flexibility of scheduling your own working hours – when you want to be in the office or out in the community talking to client/members and prospects. You have the opportunity to build the work-life balance that’s right for you and your family.

So how do agents utilize their independence? Farm Bureau agents thrive in fast-paced environments, especially when the unexpected strikes. They are committed to providing the right coverage for those in their community, and understand that insurance isn’t a one-size-fits-all need. Their business is based on relationships and truly getting to know their client/members.


When you become a Farm Bureau insurance agent, you aren’t limited to a salary that is set in stone. Your income is tied directly to your performance, not a time on a clock. Similar to other sales jobs, Farm Bureau agents earn compensation that includes commission from selling products and services, making the sky the limit! Our commission scale is one of the best multiline exclusive agent contracts in the industry, so the harder you work, the more you earn.

Agents also have the ability to earn residual income, meaning every month as client/members make payments, you will receive a percentage of the premium.

The average first-year Farm Bureau agent makes 56 percent more than other sales people. Our agents sell multiple lines of insurance, such as auto, home and life, so there is a potential to earn more by helping clients with a variety of insurance needs.


Most agents choose the insurance career path because they are passionate about helping others. This makes a Farm Bureau insurance agent’s career both fulfilling and rewarding. After all, you aren’t selling something tangible like a car or a house; you’re selling a promise. You offer protection and security for community members to safeguard their livelihoods and futures.

These responsibilities aren’t taken lightly. Agents are committed to making a difference in the lives of their friends and neighbors and helping them protect what matters most.

A Career at Farm Bureau Doesn’t Have to be Intimidating

If you feel these “3 I’s” represent a career that’s right for you, don’t let the challenge stand in your way. With Farm Bureau’s Reserve Agent Program, you can test out the career without quitting your day job. Farm Bureau will be by your side every step of the way. Kick start your new career, and learn more about the Reserve Agent Program today!

Reserve Agent Program