James Stafford

James Stafford

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About me

Being a self-employed farmer for 20 years, followed by more than 22 years as your local Bartholomew County agent, I understand how to help individuals and families evaluate their insurance needs. I can help you customize an insurance plan and educate my clients about their everyday risks. Throughout my career with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, I have earned multiple company-sponsored awards for sales and service, including the prestigious Premier Agent designation. I live near Hope with my wife of more than 40 years, Diane, and we have two adult daughters and four grandchildren. Active in our local community, I am a member of the Hope and Columbus Kiwanis clubs, as well as a member of Hope Moravian Church where I have served on various boards. I have also served as president, vice president and secretary of the Columbus Area Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Outside the office, I enjoy gardening, farming, traveling and spending time with our grandkids. I am a graduate of Purdue University. It’s important for me to get to know you and your insurance needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Fun Facts

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Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University
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Fellow, Life Underwriter Training Council
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Community Leader
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20+ Years of Experience
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Farming Enthusiast
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Columbus Office

221 Chestnut St
Columbus, IN 47201-16873

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Mon - Fri
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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