Two AQ Specialists are AFIS Certified

IMG_2588Farming is not what it was 50 years ago, or even 15 years ago. Innovations in technology continue to change and enhance how we farm. With those changes can come new exposures and risks. Making a simple call to your local insurance agent to purchase a cookie cutter plan may have worked in the past, but today one size does not fit all.

That is where the experienced and agricultural focused agents at AgQuest come in. We recognize that each operation is uniquely different, and understand that farmers expect and require agents with a dedicated knowledge of this ever-changing environment.

AgQuest has a deep-rooted commitment to the ag industry, and one way we are able to achieve this is though our agents continued training and designation as an Agribusiness Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). AFIS focuses specifically on agriculture and is the only designation of its kind offered in the insurance industry. This designation is an intense and rigorous process of learning, and understanding policy impact in the agricultural industry, with the ultimate goal of passing the benefits of our knowledge on to the farmer. Of the 37,100 licensed insurance agents in Minnesota, just 22 hold this title, two of whom are AgQuest agents. Tim Lewis received his AFIS certification in 2007 and Amber Weber received hers in 2013. They are both Property & Casualty Specialists and are located right here in this area.

As each farmer and operation has unique needs, our agents sit down at the kitchen table with customers right in their homes. This allows the best opportunity to understand what goes on at the farm first-hand that we could never do in an office setting.

AgQuest is an advocate for farmers. In other words we are farming professionals FOR farmers. Our knowledge, background and passion in this industry is not only a valuable asset to AgQuest and our retailer partners, but most importantly, to our customers.

 

 

AgQuest offers “one-stop shopping” for all of your agricultural finance and insurance needs, including operating loans, real estate loans, machinery & equipment loans and leasing, a full line of ag insurance options such as crop insurance, precision farming and Livestock Gross Margin Insurance.