admin | August 5, 2016

Michigan is known for its booming agriculture industry and its ever-growing microbrewery and cider scene. It’s easy to appreciate all of the hard work that is involved with farming. Seeds turn into plants and then transform into delicious meals and thirst-quenching beverages. We enjoy our locally sourced produce and especially enjoy signature Michigan crops like apples, cherries, grapes and even hops. In an industry that is always evolving, it’s beneficial for those in the farming industry to work with knowledgeable advisors such as Ford Insurance Agency.

Ford’s commitment to agriculture is just one of their many great qualities. Most recently, Ford Insurance sent their Sales Manager, Garrett Boursaw, to California to get a special certification from the International Risk Management Institute. Garrett is now the only insurance agent in Northern Michigan with the designation of Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). In an industry that changes often, Boursaw is not only knowledgeable on the risk management fundamentals for agribusiness and farm operations but also effective in negotiating with different insurance carriers on behalf of his clients.

Ford Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency which allows them to work with several insurance carriers such as Westfield, Fremont, Auto-Owners, and Pioneer State Mutual. Ford makes it easy because they can create tailored insurance programs for their clients, oftentimes working with multiple carriers on one policy.

“The AFIS designation is a big win for Garrett and our farm and agribusiness customers. The increased knowledge and the national designation will help Ford Insurance fulfill our commitment to provide world class insurance solutions to the agribusiness sector in Michigan and across the country” says David Ford, agency principal of Ford Insurance Agency. “Garrett worked hard over the last four years in the field and the classroom to earn the AFIS designation” Ford is proud to say.

So when you bite into a crisp Michigan mackintosh apple, or sip on your favorite cider, remember all year long is a great time to celebrate our state wide appreciation for agriculture and the fruits of our farmer’s labor.

Ford Insurance Agency has been providing their clients with creative and competitively priced insurance for over 30 years. Ford Insurance has the staff and the resources that make it one of Michigan’s premier insurance agencies providing personal insurance, life insurance, and also business insurance. In an ever changing industry that can be difficult to navigate for a small business owner or even a large corporation it’s great to have an insurance agency that is dedicated to continuing their education, serving their community, and providing the best coverage for their clients.

Ford Insurance Agency has been proud to serve as a leader in Northern Michigan for over 30 years. Visit to learn more about Ford Insurance Agency and their commitment to agriculture.
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