Farm Kids

Kevin Schock as a baby on his farm next to a current photo of him

Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts

Most people would probably consider someone who majored in agricultural studies and minored in agronomy at Iowa State University to be more than...

Young Curt Weis on a tractor next to a current portrait of him

Curt Weis: Former farm kid — today's farm insurance expert

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 startl...

Picture of Dave Schligting with his parents when he was a kid next to a current photo of him

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 Underwritin...

Picture of a farm from up above

Former farm kids – Today’s farm insurance experts

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...

Kayla Smith as a baby standing next to a tractor next to a current photo of her

Former farm kid — today's farm insurance expert

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 way...

Picture of farm from above next to current picture of Jenny Vandehei

Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts: Jenny VanDeHei

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...