How to Become a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent in 3 Simple Steps
April 22, 2021
Farm Bureau Financial Services understands that becoming a business owner is a major life decision, and it’s one that you don’t take lightly. Our in-depth recruiting and selection process is designed to select individuals with the right foundation for success in the most efficient way possible. In just three simple steps, you could begin an exciting and rewarding business. Here’s how to become a Farm Bureau insurance agent.
Step 1: Conduct a Personal Audit of Your Skills
The truth is, becoming a Farm Bureau insurance agent isn’t for everyone, but for those who fit the bill, it can be a fulfilling and highly profitable business. Deciding whether you’re right for the opportunity boils down to who you are and what motivates you. One easy way to find out is whether you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, which may indicate that you possess the innate qualities needed to thrive as a Farm Bureau insurance agent:
- Are you a highly energetic, self-motivated individual with the passion and people skills to build relationships and communicate effectively?
- Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit with the business acumen and sales experience to build your own business?
- Do you have financial savings and stability to lay the groundwork for future profit and success?
Step 2: Fill Out an Initial Information Form
Think you have what it takes to become a successful insurance agent? We’re eager to talk to you about joining our team of 4,000 field associates and 1,600 fully dedicated employees who are committed to helping individuals and families protect their client/members’ livelihoods and futures. Whether you’re an experienced agent looking to make a change, want to begin growing your own business through our Developing Agent Program or work directly for an agent as a sales associate, we have a starting place for you. First, you’ll fill out an application.
Step 3: Talk With an Agency Manager
Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by an experienced Farm Bureau Agency Manager in your area. If the opportunity at hand is a good match for your professional goals, skills and lifestyle, he or she will contact you to discuss the next steps in the recruiting process, as well as set up a time for your first interview. The interview is an important opportunity to share your resume and talk about the experiences that have prepared you to be a business owner; share what becoming a Farm Bureau agent means to you; and walk away with recruiting materials to help you decide if you want to continue on with the process.
What Are You Waiting For?
If you are a qualified candidate interested in helping your community while reaping the benefits of a competitive salary and added sales incentives, becoming a Farm Bureau agent can be as simple as 1-2-3! Contact us to learn how you can launch a successful business as an insurance agent in less time than you may think.