Finding a Meaningful Opportunity: Becoming an Insurance Agent

June 08, 2020

Are you passionate about supporting local businesses? Do you regularly volunteer your time to help people in need? If so, you are clearly motivated by a passion for helping others — a trait that could make you a perfect candidate to become an insurance agent.

What’s Your Motivation?

Recent studies have shown that today’s workforce is driven by work that offers purpose and meaning in their lives. Most people have to search for volunteer opportunities outside of the office to fill this void, but Farm Bureau agents know they are making a difference to people in their communities every day. 

One study found that when people see the impact they have on the recipient of their work, they are 17 times more likely to be passionate about what they do. This could be why young professionals are searching for opportunities that make them feel like they are contributing to the greater good.

What It Means to Make an Impact

When asked about what it means to be an insurance agent, Farm Bureau agents are quick to share stories about helping those who needed a hand when life threw them a curveball. Whether it’s a farmer who has lost acres to a storm or a family who lost their home, our agents are out in the community every day, protecting their livelihoods and futures.

But our motivated insurance agents aren’t the only people lucky enough to spend their days helping the people around them. For example, teachers, coaches and caregivers make an incredible difference in the lives of the children they work with. Likewise, the hard work farmers put into harvesting their crops has a huge impact on consumers. 

As a Farm Bureau insurance agent, you get to help all of these people protect what matters most to them, which supports them in the good they are doing for our communities.

Becoming an Insurance Agent Gives You an Opportunity to Make a Difference

Farm Bureau agents are committed to their communities

At Farm Bureau, agents aren’t just focused on meeting a sales quota; they’re looking to be active and involved in their communities. To do this, Farm Bureau gives them the support they need to reach even more people. Agents start with the Developing Agent Program to test whether becoming an insurance agent is the right professional path for them, while developing valuable skills that will help them succeed. Once they’ve signed on as full-time insurance agents, Farm Bureau provides plenty of marketing tools and sales materials to help their businesses grow. Additionally, agents stay on top of their game with continuous training

Farm Bureau Agents Who Have a Positive Impact on Their Community

These Farm Bureau agents have made a difference and played a vital role in helping their community members.

Farm Bureau cares about helping local farm operations. Shortly before a series of severe thunderstorms hit Nebraska, Brad Lundeen completed a SuperCheck with his Farm Bureau agent, Rod Hunt. Because of that, Brad didn’t have to worry when the storms damaged his farming equipment and the irrigation system that’s essential to producing his crops. Within a week of the storm, Brad has his farm up and running again with no loss in his crop yield. 

Agents are there when the unexpected happens.Kevin Anderson knows first-hand the importance of having life insurance. When he was young, his father unexpectedly passed away from cancer, but the life insurance policy Kevin’s father had was able to provide for their family during such a difficult time. Kevin clearly remembers their insurance agent coming to their home, and it inspired him to become a Farm Bureau agent, too. 

Farm Bureau assists in rebuilding when disaster strikes. When an EF2 tornado hit the Brock family’s home in Delmont, South Dakota, they thought there was no hope for their substantial loss. They contacted their Farm Bureau agent, Pat Westendorf, and he was there with the family throughout the entire process of regaining their home. They got a check for their house and two vehicles, as well as coverage for what was inside. Read the full story.

Find a Meaningful Opportunity With Farm Bureau

If you’re ready to commit to an opportunity that will allow you to help others, consider becoming a Farm Bureau agent. Through our Developing Agent Program, you’ll build upon the community-based characteristics you already have and learn more about the skills you need to build a successful business.


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