4 reasons why you need to check your furnace
Furnaces are being fired up all over the country, and it’s vitally important to have your furnace inspected. Find out why.Read More →
Fall home maintenance: The 6 must-do's
Fall home maintenance
Leaves are falling and, for many, especially those in the Upper Midwest, snow may be looming in the extended weather forecast. It’s time to consider several home maintenance tips that can save on costly repairs in the future.Read More →
Are your agritainment events insured?
Hayrides, pumpkin patches, haunted houses—all these agritainment events require specialized coverage. If you’re thinking of holding an agritainment event this fall, manage it with the right insurance.Read More →
Top 5 ways to help your child stay organized for school
What parent hasn't gotten a call from a teacher asking for the signed release form for an upcoming field trip...only to find it stuffed in their child's backpack next to the forgotten homework assignment?
When the lazy days of summer come to a close and the kids head back to school, they sometimes can have a difficult time adjusting to different schedules, structured classroom settings, and the demands of student life. Help yourself and your child stay organized with these five tips.Read More →
7 steps to prevent combine fires
A combine fire during harvest could be devastating. Not only do you risk losing your crop, but a fire could also result in costly damages to the combine and other property, and limit your time to complete the harvest.Read More →
Delayed flights and lost luggage often headline the list of concerns for travelers, but they are minor inconveniences compared to severe illness, missing prescriptions, or serious injury away from home.
The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.
When Jenny VanDeHei left for college to study business, she thought she had picked her last stone and fed her last calf. She loved the family farm she grew up on, but she saw her future as an accountant, in an office building in the city, far from the country fresh smell of cow manure.
When you’re born into a farm family, on the job training begins the moment you can walk. You learn quickly where it’s safe to play, not to startle the animals, and that there’s always a way you can help – no matter your age. Curt Weis, Manager – Farm and Agribusiness Training, can attest to this because he earned his keep by working on his family’s farm right up until he left for college.
Patti Lemke, Sr. Agribusiness Underwriter, spent her entire young life living and working on a farm. Her parents owned and operated a small farm in Eden, Wis. that milked 65 cows in a stanchion barn, and she worked on a large dairy farm that milked 700 head from the time she was 14 until she left for college.