Spreading risk: Why keeping it local isn’t always better when it comes to risk
SECURA’s corporate headquarters aren’t far from its roots on a small family farm operated by the Bubolz family at the turn of the 20th Century. Our first “office” was the parlor of the family’s farmhouse, a painting of which hangs in the Home Office. It’s a powerful reminder of where we started and why we continue to focus our efforts on protecting our policyholders as a mutual company.Read More →
What financial strength ratings mean for customers in the insurance industry
When looking for an insurance provider, the ability to pay claims is likely at the top of your priority list. Put simply, you want to know that your insurance company is going to deliver when you need it most.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 →
SECURA donates to 27 donations to local fire departments
Knowing the vital role emergency crews play in protecting our policyholders, SECURA has made donations to 27 local departments in eight states in honor of the company’s independent agents and their efforts to protect farm and agricultural clients.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 →
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.