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.