In March 2007, Sheryl was teaching elementary reading for the BCIG School District. Her husband was an agriculture and commercial lender and had many clients that were farmers. Sheryl saw the need for a convenient solution of providing both commercial insurance along with crop insurance at one location. She continued teaching for a few more years, and after a 20-year teaching career, she retired to pursue her insurance career full-time.
Sheryl has built her business from the ground floor. She has worked with other insurance agencies and has been successful in adding addition lines of insurance to her agency. Sheryl has grown the agency to service more than $1 million in premium – and her business continues to grow.
Sheryl’s biggest triumph? Putting together a great team! She has two locations in Holstein and Cherokee, and has built a strong team along the way. She has four crop insurance agents and two other property and casualty and life licensed agents. They work hard, but take time to give back to their communities in a variety of ways including cleaning ditches, sponsoring a 5K run, hosting Chamber coffees and making blankets for the local nursing homes. Sheryl is especially proud to participate in the Feed the Farmer program and sponsor meals to farmers and their crews in the field or in the shop.
Sheryl appreciates the help of Todd Rausch, Director of the Western Iowa Tech SBDC. When Sheryl began her business, Todd reached out and asked how he could help. Todd provided marketing ideas and network development. Sheryl said, “Todd and the SBDC gave me the tools and confidence to build a business that reflects integrity, honesty and credibility.”
Congratulations to Sheryl and her team at AgCom Insurance Agency (www.agcominsurance.com)! Best wishes for continued success!!
AgCom Insurance Company has adopted 2 miles of Hwy 59 and they clean ditches twice/year