If you are a farmer, you don’t need anyone to tell you that farming is hard work. Even with the advent of modern farming equipment and machinery, it takes months and even years of long days to get your crops and/or livestock to market. On the third episode of season one of “Little House on the Prairie”, the Ingalls family suffered the terrible fate of a hailstorm destroying an entire crop. Though media tends to skew in favour of entertainment value over accuracy, the episode nonetheless emphasizes the hardships that farmers faced back before farm insurance was more commonly available.
It doesn’t matter if you have a large farm that generates your family income or a smaller hobby farm that you have put mass amounts of time and energy into so your family can enjoy home-grown food; if you were to suffer a major loss and your livelihood wasn’t protected, it could mean moving on just like the Ingalls family was forced to do.
When obtaining farm insurance, it is important to get the coverage that fits your farm’s specific operations. Here at Jamieson-Hilts Insurance Brokers Ltd., we understand how the agricultural community has evolved over the years because we started our brokerage back in 1865. We recognize that farmers are an important commodity here in the Woodstock, Ontario area. Our community depends on what you produce and what we would suffer if you were unable to continue farm operations due to a major loss. Contact us today to learn about the farm insurance options we offer, and we’ll make sure you’re protected.