Being a self-employed farmer for 20 years, followed now by 20 years as a Farm Bureau Agent, Jim understands how to help individuals and families evaluate their insurance needs. As your agent, he can customize plans and educate clients about their everyday risk. Jim is a graduate of Purdue University and has earned his LUTCF insurance credentials. He has qualified for multiple company awards over his 20 year career, most recently, Jim was recognized as Registered Representative of the Month for May 2017 and Premiere Agent for 2017. He has served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Columbus Area Association of Insurance and Financial advisors. Jim and his wife of 40 years, Diane, live near Hope and have two adult married daughters, Emily and Mary. They have been blessed with four grandchildren! Jim has been active in his community through the Kiwanis Club of Columbus and Hope and is a member of the Hope Moravian Church where he has served on various boards. Jim enjoys spending time with his grandkids, gardening, farming, and traveling in his spare time.