In March I left the banking world and jumped on board here as a new Agent at Southwest Ag Insurance and boy has it been a ride! From the ‘miracle wheat crop’ to the July 3rd hail storm, it’s been a baptism by fire type education.
I moved back to Montezuma 5 years ago with my husband, Scott Evans. In the last 5 years we’ve grown to a family size of 4 with two boys, Eli—age 3, and Carson—age 2. Scott farms with my family, the Reed’s, and we’ve enjoyed working and raising our family in rural Southwest Kansas. I’ve had several old-timers in the insurance industry admit that this has been a crazy time to learn the insurance business. With the implementation of the new Farm Bill laws with ARC and PLC, to the new options of Enterprise by practice, and coverage level by irrigated practice, it seems that even the experts are trying to wrap their mind around these rules. However, it’s been an exciting few months to see wheat yields come in above-average and it’s even more exciting to watch the current fall crops grow and mature with the excess moisture we’ve been blessed with.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and your farming operations better and appreciate the patience you’ve had with me in my first few months here. Gary is one of the best in the business and I look forward to working with him and the rest of our talented staff at Southwest Ag Insurance.