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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Farm Bureau has been offering a plethora of services to their customers for almost a century. On December 29, 1917 Farm Bureau chose Leon as its home because Leon was the county seat in Decatur County.

"We offer so many things, a lot of people just assume we just insure farms," Liz Hampton, Farm Bureau agent, said.
In addition to insuring farms, Farm Bureau helps clients with property/casualty insurance, health insurance, life insurance, offers financial services, estate planning and multi-lined insurance.

"Most people don't know we are multi-line and we are client based insurance," Hampton said.

Hampton has been in the Leon office as an agent for a little over three years and went to both high school and college in the county. She has three kids, Maxwell, 21 and a senior at Graceland, Madison, 18 and a freshman at Graceland and Samuel, 14. When Hampton isn't spending time in the office or with family, she enjoys spending time outdoors and riding horses.

Hampton wants her clients and the Leon community to know that Farm Bureau is client based and will try to help with all of the client's risks being addressed.

"We can help them with every angle," Hampton said, "We make insurance simple."

Since Farm Bureau has been in the community a long time, they believe that their customers have confidence in them. They also try to be very involved in the community as much as possible, whether it be community service or helping out with the school activities.

"It's a small town and they know us. They know they can count on us and know we are working on their behalf," Hampton said.
Farm Bureau acknowledges the importance of supporting local businesses and does so by using many of the services the local shops provide.

"We advertise with the Journal Reporter, use the coffee house for caterings and board meetings, utilize the school for estate planning meetings and we use Hy-Vee for catering," Hampton said, naming a few of the local businesses that Farm Bureau supports.

Hampton would like to highlight a few of their other agents here in Leon, life sales agent, Jeff Lewis, who is in the office Mondays and Tuesdays; Renee Elston, sales associate for Hampton and a key player to the Farm Bureau team; and Karen Schuldt, Farm Bureau's main hub and Hampton says she doesn't know how they'd function without Karen when they are in their satellite office in Lamoni.

In regards to current chamber activities, Hampton states that they appear to be doing a good job. "It seems to me they are doing a really nice job and seem really involved," Hampton said.

We would like to thank Decatur County Farm Bureau for all of your hard work and dedication to our community of Leon, both today and during the last century. We are very fortunate to have an agency, and such friendly and dedicated service, that can offer the top notch services in the industry. We look forward to many more years of success.