Farm Bureau Insurance Celebrates Improvements
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors congratulated Farm Bureau Insurance at 1307 Baker Place in Bluffton with a ribbon cutting on October 1, 2019 for renovations inside their existing building.
Farm Bureau employees, board members, and members gathered in the updated facility while Michael Roth, Farm Bureau Agency Manger, explained the renovations that took place the past five months.
“Everything from the wall to the floor has been remodeled starting with a new custom-built counter, fresh paint, new hardware, new cubicles and desks, a wall was taken out to allow more space in the main entry, a meeting room was added, new flooring, the kitchen was remodeled, and the board room was updated.”
With 140 Farm Bureau offices across the state, their goal is to keep the brand consistent with the same look and feel. “Any of our agents across the state can walk in an office like this and start working and get connected,” said Roth. “We can do our job anywhere.”
Currently there are four agents at the Bluffton office consisting of Mike Lampton, Mike Nahrwold, Matt Schweikhardt, and Michael Towne. Their staff support includes Mandy Baker, Tina Haddix, Cathy Johnson, Carmen McCormick, and Sara Phegley. “We are very proud of our staff, which encompasses 177 years of experience in this office alone,” stated Roth.
Farm Bureau Inc. started in 1919 and is a company that advocates for agricultural needs for farmers at the legislative level, in addition to, promoting and educating public education and member engagement.
Farm Bureau Insurance was formed in 1934 to offer additional services to farmers such as Auto, Life, Farm, Crop, Homeowners and Business Insurance. Without one, the other would not exist. There are over 2,500 Farm Bureau members currently enrolled in Wells County and a portion of membership dues are invested back into the local community to provide services to members, including civic and youth programs, scholarships and the support of local businesses.
“We want to be the footprint in our local communities and stay on top of projects that resonate with Wells County,” explained Roth. “We are not going anywhere, and we are here to stay.”
Pictured in the photo cutting the ribbon is Bruce Herr, Board Member for Farm Bureau