Becoming an Insurance Agent at Farm Bureau
Being a Farm Bureau insurance agent is much more than just sales – it’s all about building relationships. As an agent, you’ll become an important resource in your community, make a difference, and help people protect what matters most to them. Your clients won’t just be a name on a policy, they’ll be people you get to know, people who are part of the same community you are.
Whether you're new to the financial services industry and want to begin growing an office through our Reserve Agent Program, a seasoned pro looking to make a change, or want to work directly for a Farm Bureau agent as a Sales Associate, we have a starting point for you.
Take control of your professional future, and complete the 'Get Started' form to learn more about how to become an insurance professional.
Getting Started with the Reserve Agent Program
The Reserve Agent Program is your chance to try the insurance business on your own terms and learn what it’s like to grow a business in insurance. Becoming a Farm Bureau agent is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Starting your own business is a big change – not just for you, but for your family and the community you’ll serve. And with so much riding on your decision, you want to make sure it’s right. Farm Bureau’s Reserve Agent Program gives you an honest insight into the expectations and commitment necessary for success as an insurance agent, so you can decide if this opportunity is right for you.
As a Reserve Agent, you’ll arrange your work schedule and earn commission for your sales while making your way toward meeting the requirements to become a licensed insurance agent. By participating in the Reserve Agent Program, you’re taking the necessary steps to help you in the decision-making process without jeopardizing your financial stability or sacrificing your current employment.
Once you successfully complete this 4-month program, you'll find transitioning to a contracted agent relatively simple. After all you've built a foundation for success, and you’ve met the requirements to be an insurance agent.
Insurance Sales Associate
If you’re someone who wants to work in insurance sales but not directly manage a business, becoming a sales associate might be right for you. In fact, some of our best agents got their start as a sales associate.
As a sales associate, you’ll be a valuable resource for clients. You’ll work alongside an agent writing business, scheduling reviews and generally ensuring our clients are well-cared for.
Ideal Agent Candidate
Deciding whether becoming a Farm Bureau agent is right for you comes down to who you are and what motivates you. Here are some of the top qualities we look for:
- Sense of Urgency
- Business Acumen
- High Energy
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Ag Background
Commission from Insurance Sales
As a Farm Bureau agent, you’ll earn commission on the property-casualty and life insurance products you sell. You’ll earn commission based on your sales, not on a time clock. The more you sell, the more you’ll earn.
At Farm Bureau Financial Services, we’re committed to contracting the right people, professionally training them, offering competitive commission, and rewarding them with cash and travel incentives. There’s simply no limit to how much you can earn as a Farm Bureau agent. When you become a Farm Bureau insurance agent, you’re getting one of the best multiline exclusive agent contracts in the industry. And, to lessen the cost of getting started, we offer an additional commission opportunity during your early years.
Agent Recruiting Process and Requirements
If becoming a Farm Bureau agent feels like a good fit for you and you’re ready to see what it’s like to be an insurance agent, we encourage you to begin the recruiting and selection process by completing the ‘Get Started’ form. An Agency Manager will reach out to you to schedule your first meeting. If, together, you agree it’s a good fit for you, you’ll move forward to a second meeting with the Agency Manager and a third meeting with the Regional Vice President in your area. In your fourth and final interview, you’ll make a commitment to become a Farm Bureau agent, register for insurance industry courses and set a target contract date.
We believe our in-depth recruiting and selection process helps ensure the highest likelihood of success and we can’t wait to talk with you about our opportunity.
Are you interested in becoming an insurance agent, but unsure where to start? Learn more about the requirements to become an agent, how long it takes and more common questions.