Becoming a Farm Bureau agent can be incredibly rewarding. As an insurance agent, you reach out to the community and provide resources for individuals, families and businesses, allowing them to feel more financially secure in their everyday life. Behind every successful agent, there is a dedicated support team that helps them every step of the way.
How Does Farm Bureau Build a Support Team Around You?
When a qualified individual takes the first step to becoming a Farm Bureau agent, two questions rise to the top:
- What do I need to become an insurance agent?
- What does it take to be a successful insurance agent?
Exploring these questions allows our agents to really dive into their role. But new agents are not alone as they work on their business. When you become a Farm Bureau agent, you have access to a dedicated team of professionals who make sure you have the tools and resources to succeed.
What do I need to Become a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent?
A potential Farm Bureau agent needs a variety of ideal characteristics before they begin the journey. To help you succeed, you’ll need:
- An entrepreneurial spirit
- Business acumen
- Computer skills
- High energy
- The ability to learn
- A competitive nature
Bringing these skills to the table will set you on the path to success but leveraging the support that Farm Bureau offers will make it even more possible. We’ll assist you financially when you start out, we’ll help you with advertising and marketing support to gain recognition in the community and we’ll stand by your side with long-term advice and mentoring.
What Does it Take to be a Successful Farm Bureau Agent?
Our most successful agents work hard, but they also leverage their dedicated support team. This support team allows you to focus on your role.
Your District Manager is your coach and mentor as you grow with Farm Bureau. Offering you encouragement, advice and access to the other members of the support team helps you get started. The District Manager is there to coach you through client/member meetings so you can master the skills necessary to retain existing client/members and attract prospects.
Just-In-Time Sales Team
Just as the Agency Manager helps you with the skills to onboard new clients/members, the Just-in-Time Sales Team is available to help you with any and all sales scenarios. They help put you in the best possible position to offer our wide variety of products to client/members.
Marketing Coaches are your lifeline to all the internal marketing and advertising programs that Farm Bureau offers. They’ll keep you up-to-date on the best practices for advertising and marketing in your area, as well as provide advice on potential marketing plans you may be ready to run.
Regional Financial Consultants and Wealth Management Advisors
Client/members who have complicated life insurance situations or financial planning needs can find what they’re looking for in the Farm Bureau family. Working with RFCs and WMAs ensures that your client/members are receiving the support they need.
While you’re busy running your business, you can hire Sales Associates help you do the day-to-day tasks. Sales Associates are there to provide your client/members with customer support and help you grow your business.
Commercial Marketing Underwriters
Selling commercial may seem daunting, but Commercial Marketing Underwriters can take some of that uneasiness away. Partnering with your Commercial Marketing Underwriter is a great way to build out your prospect list. Discuss the target market with them to better understand the risk associated with each business.
Ag Marketing Underwriters
Your Ag Marketing Underwriter’s primary job is to help you grow your book of business. They do this by helping you define prospects and markets, helping with quoting new commercial business, developing sales presentation ideas and promoting cross-sell opportunities.
Become an Insurance Agent for FBFS
Becoming a successful insurance agent is as much about hard work and dedication as it is leveraging your support team. To get started on your journey, learn all about our Developing Agent Program and connect with a District Manager.