How many times have we at Farm Commons heard this question? With there being less and less farmers out there and more and more city dwellers, it becomes harder and harder to find an insurance agent who understands the insurance needs of farmers. This is especially true for farmers who are operating unique and innovative ventures such as agritourism and value-added products. There’s not always an insurance product that can adequately protect these operations.

We do have some hope for you though! Check out our free resource, Farm Insurance Basics, which provides some helpful tips on finding good insurance agents. Also, turn to page 23 of Managing Farm Risks With Insurance to read our section on Tips for Choosing an Insurance Agent.

Also, head over to the Commons Community. We have several threads devoted to peer-to-peer referrals for insurance agents in various parts of the country. Go see whom other farmers are recommending.