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4 Weather Apps For Farmers That’ll Blow You Away

4 Weather Apps For Farmers That’ll Blow You Away

4 weather apps for farmers that’ll blow you away

If there’s any job where success heavily relies on accurate weather forecasting, it’s definitely being a farmer.

Farmers survive by their ability to predict weather elements like rain, moisture, hail, heat, storms, and more. Their crops, livestock, and livelihood all rely on whatever the sky brings them on a daily basis. That’s why reliable weather apps are so important. Today’s farmers have access to history’s best forecast technology simply by touching an icon on their phones, allowing them to irrigate smarter, prep for storms, and anticipate crop durability.

There’s currently an overwhelming amount of weather apps for you to pick from on your smartphone, but we’ve weeded through the app store and boiled it down to just four we think you’ll find handy:

1. MyRadar

One of the best and most downloaded weather apps, MyRadar is free and gives a farmer pretty much everything you’d want in a weather app. It displays live weather radar for your position anywhere on the planet, with radar look lengths for up to two hours, allowing you to see what weather is headed your way. You can also set up alerts for upcoming weather events, offering details on the weather’s intensity and duration. That includes data like jetstreams, pressure systems, seismic activity, hail, and wildfires. if you could only pick one, this is likely your best pick.

2. NOAA Weather Radar Live

An all-in-one weather tracker that’ll show you details like a 24-hour and 7-day forecast, as well as readings for high and low temperatures, precipitation chances, hail, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and dew point. It’s highly accurate and has a large amount of extra features for anyone interested in the more scientific side of meteorology. It’s also free and has strong reviews.

3. Windy

Windy is a customizable weather app that offers a beautiful visual representation of wind and weather patterns, perfect for tracking storms, rain, hail, hurricanes, and – as its name suggests – wind speed and direction. It’s very popular with pilots, boaters, fishing crews, paragliders, skydivers, and even military/rescue personnel.

Bonus App: Carrot Weather

This is a weather app that’s, well, fun. Sure, Carrot offers you your basic weather tracking tech (it uses weather data from respected sources like Dark Sky, AccuWeather, adn ClimaCell), but it also allows you to configure the app with different personalities, some of which are very funny. It won the “Apple’s Editors’ Choice” award, has extremely positive reviews, and best of all, it’s free.

Weather apps help farmers prepare, but insurance is the only way to truly be ready for whatever conditions Mother Nature throws your way. As experts on hail insurance and specific types of insurance for farmers and ranchers, we help you understand and choose the insurance products that will allow you to sleep better at night.

Top 3 Reasons Why Farmers Need Crop Insurance

Top 3 Reasons Why Farmers Need Crop Insurance

My name is Scott Colville and I’m the best ally a farmer could possibly have: a crop insurance agent.

Sometimes new farmers struggle to understand why they need to spend the money on crop insurance. Here’s why: because crop insurance could save everything you have. Just imagine spending your whole life farming only to have it all wiped out in one bad year. Sadly, that’s been a reality for many farmers who didn’t insure their crops. Crop insurance saves you from that reality. That’s why you need it.

Now, here are 3 good reasons why you’ll want to get crop insurance from us:

1. We’re independent crop insurance agents.

I don’t answer to a corporation. I answer to you. As an independent insurance agent, I have the freedom to shop around and put you with the company that has the best adjusters, meaning you get more options for insurance customized for you. We pick up or lose business if adjusters do a bad job, so we always pick the firms with the best adjusters. That means I only make my money by saving yours. That dynamic keeps our relationship fair and accountable. It’s a win-win for both of us.

2. We’re customer-focused.

A couple of years ago I drove out to see a new customer who told me he’d had three insurance agents in 10 years and not once had any of them even visited him. That’s the problem with bigger agencies, which usually have continual rotations based on promotion, not on results. Our idea of a promotion is earning more customers, and we earn more customers by the quality of our care. We offer long office hours, making ourselves available from 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday – Saturday. This means we take care of your needs personally and a lot quicker than a corporation that may never even meet you face-to-face.

3. We’re experts in crop insurance.

Because we’ve been family-owned since 1967, we’ve honed the craft of staying up-to-date in the world of farming and specifically crop insurance. It used to say on my dad’s business card: “Crop insurance is our only business.” That niche focus allows us to analyze your situation with the wisdom that only comes from time-tested experience. We’ll sit down with you, ask you what the needs are in your farming situation, and help customize a plan for you as an individual. And if you’re a new farmer, our experience means we can sometimes spot dangers you won’t even know to look for yet. And that’s OK. That’s what you pay us for.

Not convinced?

Check out our 6 favorite quotes about crop insurance for some more good-humored reasons to sign up. Or contact us today to learn how we can help you choose the crop insurance policies that will most benefit your business. If you’re looking for more resources, take a look at the USDA’s Crop and Livestock section on their website.

Crop Insurance Legacy Launches New Brand Website

Crop Insurance Legacy Launches New Brand Website

Scott Colville Crop Insurance will help bring farmers’ finances into the 21st century

(April 19, Spring Lake, MI) Say hello to Scott Colville Crop Insurance, a new insurance brand dedicated to helping farmers get the best returns for their hard work. SCCI, which was founded by long-time crop insurance agent Scott Colville, has recently launched a new brand and website.

“We’re excited to announce our new website and get our message out to the farmers who work so hard to produce the food that helps communities thrive. We’re here to help farmers thrive by giving them peace of mind,” Scott said. “Our goal is to leverage technology to help farmers make better business decisions as they work toward a more sustainable future. We want to show farmers that insurance doesn’t just cover potential losses from natural disasters, it can also open doors for better financing, and help stabilize cash flow.”

The Colville family has been insuring crops, livestock and dairy for small to medium-sized farms in the Midwest for more than 50 years. Scott’s father, Jim, built the business on personal service starting in 1967. That cornerstone is now built into the foundation of Scott Colville’s business.

Scott graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He logged away more than 30 years of experience in appraisals and banking before entering the Crop Insurance industry in 2005, joining his father Jim in the family business. His love of numbers and prior career experience gives him a different perspective which has changed his approach. His laser focus is on insurance options that will yield the highest net revenue for farmers.

“We will happily come to your home or farm to discuss your insurance needs in detail and design a custom insurance plan that gets you the highest net crop insurance revenue possible,” Scott said. “Our family of trusted agents are available to partner with you to build the best possible combination of insurance products and services to maximize the return on your hard work.”

Scott’s agency will help farmers make wise financial decisions, yielding long-term returns that’ll help them sleep better at night. SSCI offers insurance for crops, livestock, and dairy, with specialized focus on row crops, fruit, and hemp.

“We represent insurance providers that have over 400 years of combined experience in insuring crops for U.S. farmers,” Scott said. “We are currently licensed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, Tennessee, California, and Florida.”

To help farmers get the best personalized insurance experience, SCCI has partnered with Marketing Metal, a Holland-based marketing firm, to develop the agency’s brand, website and content plan that will help get his message out to farmers.