4 Agriculture Job Skills That Prepare You for Being an Insurance Agent

February 20, 2024

Strong work ethic, dedication, community focus: these are a few characteristics that describe those who work in the agriculture industry. We look for similar traits in our new insurance agents, which is why people with experience in agriculture have found success as insurance agents.

People who come from agriculture professions have often been serving their friends, neighbors and community members for years, which gives them a leg up when they decide to start their insurance business.

Whether you’re a farmer, have sold ranch equipment or grew up in a farm family, your background and industry knowledge make you an excellent candidate to become an agriculture insurance agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services. 

Industry Knowledge

While each insurance agent at Farm Bureau takes the same required tests and courses to become licensed insurance agents, already possessing knowledge of the ins and outs of the agriculture industry gives you a greater understanding of some of our clients. Experiences in the ag industry that position you for success as an insurance agent include:

  • Farming
  • Raising livestock
  • Farm equipment sales
  • Fertilizer and feed sales


Ag professionals are ready to tackle any challenge and see it through to the end. That’s because those in the ag industry know what it takes to roll up their sleeves, get to work and complete a job efficiently. As an insurance agent with an ag background, you’ll bring this reliability to every client interaction. Not only will you have an appreciation for the efforts put forth by the community you serve, but you’ll also understand the importance of being there and doing the hard work when it matters most.

With our Developing Agent Program, you can try out the insurance business before you commit. The program provides an honest look into the expectations and commitment necessary to succeed as an insurance agent. 

Community Pride

Those in the ag industry take pride in what they do. Whether it’s building a farm business from the ground up or carrying a ranching family legacy into the future, agriculture professionals are proud of the work they do.

Our insurance agents share this sentiment. They take pride in knowing that they have the opportunity every day to make an impact and help their local communities. This can come in the form of getting involved in youth organizations, such as 4-H or FFA, joining an ag industry organization or participating in county fairs. 

Shared History of Farming

For 80 years, Farm Bureau has been an insurance industry leader, founded by farmers for farmers. From the start, we’ve been a company with agriculture roots that still run deep today. Our agents understand the needs of farmers and provide the highest-quality insurance solutions to protect what matters most. While we have expanded our insurance services to other realms, we’ve been there for farmers from the start. That’s why we devote time and energy to creating helpful resources, tips and insights for our farming and ranching clients.

No matter which part of the agricultural industry you come from, you’ll find you have unique skills and perspectives that will benefit the clients you’ll serve as an agent. Having an ag industry background as a Farm Bureau insurance agent compliments the financial knowledge you’ll gain through the ongoing training and certifications we offer our agents. 

Learn More About Becoming an Agent

If you’re looking to use your agriculture industry knowledge to make a powerful impact in your community, consider becoming an insurance agent at Farm Bureau.