Emelia Baker Premier Ag Farm Partners

Insurance: “Actually, it’s not boring!”

If you work in insurance, you’re likely aware that an insurance career has a reputation — one that rhymes with snoring.

“When people think of insurance, they think boring,” said Emelia Baker, an agent with Premier Ag Farm Partners in Tampico, Ill. “Actually, it’s not! We run into different situations and scenarios every day. It’s kind of like putting the pieces of a puzzle together. What company will they fit with? What coverages do they need? It’s actually more interesting than they would think.”

Baker got her start in insurance while a student at Illinois State University. Her grandmother asked her insurance agent Greg Sandrock, owner of The Cornerstone Agency, to keep an eye out for employment opportunities. He had one — at the agency. It led to a full-time position servicing existing customers and quoting and underwriting new farm customers.

Grinnell Mutual helps Baker succeed as an agent

The longstanding relationship between Grinnell Mutual and Premier Ag Farm Partners has helped Baker in her insurance career.

"Grinnell Mutual is very easy to work with. Their underwriters are great. If I shoot them an email with a quick question I get a response the same day," said Baker.

"They are patient with explaining their reasoning for looking at things and why we need coverages and explaining the coverages we need or don’t need."

Baker trusts that the relationship between Grinnell Mutual and Premier Ag Farm Partners will continue to pay dividends tomorrow.

“With all the changes, I think that the relationship we’ve built already will be beneficial for the future because we know Grinnell is there and has our back,” said Baker. “The relationship will continue to grow.”

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