Farm

Kayla Smith as a baby standing next to a tractor next to a current photo of her

Former farm kid — today's farm insurance expert

On a small family-owned dairy farm in Oconto Falls, Wis., home to 100 dairy cows and four little farmhands, Kayla Smith grew up and learned the way...

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Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts: Jenny VanDeHei

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...

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Hayrides, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses: Are your seasonal events insured?

Hayrides, pumpkin patches, haunted houses – all these special events require special responsibilities. If your nonprofit is holding a seasonal even...

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Man setting up his stand with organic vegetables at farmers market

Farmers markets: What kind of insurance do I need?

Your booth at the farmers market is beautifully stocked with fresh produce and even a few homemade goodies. You greet each customer, welcome your...

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Differences between mine subsidence and earthquake damage

When natural events damage your home, they aren’t always covered by insurance. In fact, three potentially destructive perils – flood, earthquake, a...

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12 common poisonous plants of the Midwest

It's warm, it's sunny, it's a gardener's paradise. However, along with delicious seasonal crops and beautiful flowers, we see more bothersome plant...

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