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 →
Keeping teens street smart: Five rules for the road
Teens want to be hip and cool behind the wheel. Parents just want them to be safe. How can we help them be both?Read More →
Breaking it down: Top 10 insurance discounts explained
Maybe you're the type of person who likes to clip coupons, or perhaps you find yourself driving across town to save two cents on a gallon of gas. It's a good feeling to save a few bucks. Chances are you can save money on your home and auto insurance premium too.
While all insurance carriers may not offer these deals, you should ask your agent about these top ten insurance discounts.Read More →
Home smart home: The benefits of adopting smart home technology
Smart home technology is an incredibly popular and steadily rising trend. This technology is becoming more affordable and easy to use with hundreds of options to turn your home into a high-tech machine.
As if the convenience of being able to control your thermostat from your phone, or start your oven completely hands-free isn't enough, smart home devices also provide some pretty amazing security and safety benefits. Before deciding if this investment is right for you and your family, here is a deeper look at what a connected home can offer you.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.