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Why farm owners should consider life insurance

Farm families are the backbone of the agricultural industry. Who will take over your family farm after you?

A well-designed farm succession plan includes components of life insurance to protect and access the wealth you have worked so hard to build.

As farming insurance and succession planning advisors, we help uncover the answers to some tough questions, including

  • Will adult children want to come back to the farm or will their career options take them elsewhere?
  • What is the threshold to carry financing for land and machinery investments?
  • How do you treat adult children equitably? Who stays in the operation? Who leaves? How is it divided?
  • How does the retiring generation access their nest egg when the equity is tied up in the operation

Questions to ask yourself about your farm’s succession plan. We’re here to help get the conversation started:

  • What does your future living arrangement look like? Will you want to stay on the farm property or move to a nearby community?  Will your adult child need to move onto the farm property?
  • Can your home be subdivided from the farm?
  • Are there assets not related to the farm that may pass to your children not involved in the farm?
  • Would your non-farming children still hold a financial interest in the farm?
  • When considering what is fair and equitable, is that value based on the return profit from the farm or the resale value?
The mortgage lender
Pay off mortgage
With your mortgage payment
The mortgage lender
Often underwritten at time of death
Not neccessarily guaranteed
None
Usually not available
Often same rates given, regardless of other factors
Benefit decreases as mortgage paid off
If you move, the insurance ends You will have to requalify
Can only cover the mortgage
Decreasing Term
Bank
Anyone - you decide
Beneficiary decides
Invest? Pay off mortgage?
Monthly, semi-annually,annually
Get level benefit Or lower benefit overtime to match yourmortgage
Underwriting at time of application
Fully guaranteed
Premium based on gender, smoking, health, lifestyle
Preferred underwriting available
Individual policies can be customized
Deal with licensed advisors
Insurance stays with you - even if you refinance or change lenders
Take care of all insurance needs with one policy
Term or Permanent
Insurance
Broker
Payment Frequency
Other Life Insurance needs
How Insurance will be used
Beneficiary
Your best options are available through an insurance brokerage.

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Type of Life Insurance
Benefit Level
Underwriting Time
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Options and Riders
A needs analysis will take a look at the whole picture and help us determine a plan to suit your needs. A customized insurance plan will put the control where it should be...in your hands.
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