“Up until 2012, I hadn’t carried crop insurance. I signed up that spring because a Water Street ag risk advisor showed me how I could protect my risk and capital with such a small investment. When you’re getting started farming, you have so much risk on the table. You need to protect yourself. I could tell they weren’t just trying to sell me insurance. They were helping me use insurance by integrating it into my operation so I could get the most out of it.”
Zane Davies – Davies Farms, Bloomingdale, IN
"It was important for me and my extended family to be able to recover from a loss if something didn't go as planned. That is essentially the reason I protect my risk with crop insurance. It gives me the freedom to take some risk, knowing that I can't lose everything with one bad experience or one difficult year of weather."
Mike Bundy - Greenwood, NE
"The truth is, I can buy crop insurance for the same price from any agent. But the difference is whether or not they want to service me well. My Water Street ag risk advisor already has done all the 'homework' ahead of time when he meets with me. He creates scenarios and shows me the numbers for my operation.
Whenever I have a crop insurance question or issue that needs to be figured out, my Water Street ag risk advisor takes care of it for me right away. He does the legwork that I just don't have time for. Working with Water Street on crop insurance has proven to be invaluable to me."
Ryan Krenk – Pleasant Dale, NE
"My Water Street ag risk advisor shows me how different elements tie in together - how crop insurance ties in with Farm Bill programs, and with marketing and financials. I had felt like my previous crop insurance agent wasn't really giving me the information that I needed to make decisions.
I've learned from my Water Street ag risk advisor how to look at insurance not just as a cost, but as risk management. He has a good knowledge base and keeps up on all the new changes - that wasn't the case with my previous agent. The accessibility I have to his knowledge is very important."
Rhonda Churchill – Lake Village, IN
“Water Street knows farming – and it really makes a difference. They help us make sure that we are covered in the best way possible. Part of the reason we switched to Water Street was because we found out we were underinsured with our previous insurance company.
We have a really good relationship with our Water Street insurance advisors. Our advisors make sure that everything on our farm is covered and that we have enough coverage for all of our needs. Water Street goes above and beyond what we’ve experienced in the past with other companies.”