Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts
Kevin Schock's Story
Most people would probably consider someone who majored in agricultural studies and minored in agronomy at Iowa State University to be more than proficient when it comes to farm knowledge. Tack on actual firsthand farming experience, and you have a true expert.Read More →
Curt Weis: Former farm kid — today's farm insurance expert
Curt Weis’ story
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.Read More →
Former farm kids – Today’s farm insurance experts: Dave Schlichting
We have a confession. Unlike most of his colleagues on the Farm-Ag Underwriting team, Dave Schlichting, SECURA Vice President – Farm/Ag Underwriting , did not officially grow up on a farm. He’s one generation removed from the homestead, but he’s no stranger to farm life. And most importantly, he’s passionate about the industry he serves.Read More →
Former farm kids – Today’s farm insurance experts
Patti Lemke’s story
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.Read More →
Former farm kid — today's farm insurance expert
Kayla Smith’s Story
On a small family-owned dairy farm in Oconto Falls, Wis., home to 100 dairy cows and four little farmhands, Kayla Smith grew up and learned the ways of the farm. Kayla and her three brothers lived the farm life their entire youth, but when it came time to decide who would take the farm over from their dad and uncle, they all had other plans.Read More →
Many livestock owners need to spread manure, even during the winter months. But winter snowfall and spring thaws can create challenges for manure management. When manure isn't effectively absorbed into the soil, it can run off into surface water, ditches, and streams.
Did you know that falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.?
More than 9 million people are seen by medical providers each year for slip and fall accidents and related injuries, and one-fifth of falls cause serious bodily harm like a broken bone or head injury. Sadly, most are preventable and could have been avoided with proper preparation and training.
During winter weather conditions, the stakes are even higher with wet floors and icy surfaces. Businesses can help prevent slip and falls on two fronts—for associates and customers.
Salt that is spread on winter roads does more than eat away at ice — it eats at your vehicle too.
Snow brings a fresh perspective by dropping a bright, white layer over a house, a neighborhood, a city. But it also brings the inevitable chore: shoveling.
It's that time of year again when many of us look at our lives with renewed energy and fresh eyes. As you make resolutions to improve your overall wellbeing this year, take some time to include an insurance review. It's a quick and important investment in your financial security.