Many of us remember moments or conversations from our childhood when we dreamed about what we wanted to be when we grew up. I distinctly remember my sixth-grade teacher, Ms. Turner, asking us to write down our desired future profession. I wrote down “high-tech farmer.”
High-tech farming means something very different to a sixth grader in 2019 than it did to me in 1990. For instance, my dream of high-tech farming was owning a cab tractor. I grew up on a small farm in Greene County and we never owned a cab tractor. Today, a child dreaming of becoming a high-tech farmer might envision having a GPS (autopilot) for tractors, using livestock collars with sensors that relay information, using telematics for tractors and large equipment (equipment talking to the farmer), and flying a drone.
Farming is now one of the most technically advanced industries. Even though I did not grow up to be a high-tech farmer, I work with high-tech farmers every day making sure they have the proper insurance coverage to keep up with their operations.
From bees to buffalo, from grapes to grain, from chickens to cows, from swine to sheep, from hay to horses, from livestock dealers to dairies, from vegetables to veterinarians, from farm to fork, and all in between, you can find me in fields, barns, houses, pens, and coops meeting with customers and learning about their business.
Contrary to popular belief, there are many insurance companies who love to insure farming operations—not just one! I represent many financially stable, reputable companies, and we would love to be your partner.
I believe being an Agribusiness Specialist is God’s way of allowing me to live out my dream of being a high-tech farmer. I love what I do, and I love helping people.
If you have a personal or commercial farm and want to learn more, please give me a call either at the office at 423-318-5817, on my cell at 423-620-9042 or you can send me an email at [email protected].