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Goodbred attends Grinnell Mutual Farm Academy

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:01 p.m. CDT
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Andy Goodbred (left) receives a certificate from Jeff Menary, vice president of reinsurance, for completing the Grinnell Mutual Farm Academy.

Andy Goodbred of Dimond Bros Insurance in Amboy and Cherry participated in Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company’s inaugural Farm Academy on Feb. 24-28.

Goodbred joined 22 agents from throughout the Midwest to learn more about farm insurance coverages, services and Grinnell Mutual’s operations in Grinnell, Iowa. Academy participants also toured a local grain farm and implement dealership to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.

“The Farm Academy was designed to offer comprehensive training to agents committed to serving farm customers. It covered all aspects of writing farm insurance,” said Kurt Eaves, vice president of direct underwriting and production for Grinnell Mutual. “We had a great group of agents attend this program, and we hope this training session provided them with new knowledge and tools to serve farm accounts.”

Established in 1867, Dimond Bros Insurance is an independent insurance agency that writes auto, home, farm, crop, commercial, health and life insurance. The agency has more than 30 locations in Illinois.

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, in business since 1909, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through more than 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states.

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