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Educators are the Real MVPs

COUNTRY Financial recognized several Minnesota teachers as the Teacher of the Game in a partnership with the Minnesota Vikings. 

COUNTRY Financial representatives provide financial education in the community

COUNTRY Financial reps provide financial education through non-profit partnerships

COUNTRY Financial is committed to providing financial education in the communities we serve.

Honey at a farmers market

3 ways we can help protect your business in sticky situations

From bees to small businesses, here are 3 things beekeepers and reps have in common. 

Chef cooking

Chefs Compete for the Title of “Master of the Market” at the COUNTRY Chef Challenge in Minneapolis

Join COUNTRY Financial at the Minneapolis Farmers Market on Saturday, August 10 to see which local chef will become "Master of the Market!" 

Eli Barlow exploring and learning about the COUNTRY Financial call center.

“When I grow up…”

Doctor? No. Teacher? Nope. Bloomington-Normal, IL student says he wants to be “a guy who answers the phone when you call COUNTRY Financial.” 

Fresh market produce.

Chicago markets: the bridge to better

Whether you’re going for the produce, the food, or to interact with some of the friendliest faces around, we can all agree that a day that includes a trip to the market is simply better. 

Beautiful farmer's market flowers

“Keep Portland…Fresh”

While trying to “keep Portland weird”, the city has transformed into a hotbed for some of the best farmers markets in the country. Mom always said it’s okay to be a little different…

two local vendors show their produce.

A breath of fresh…Minneapolis

In Minneapolis, a trip to the farmers market means so much more than quality ingredients and beautiful flowers. It’s a gathering of moments that give life the breath of fresh air we all yearn for. 

Two men performing Taps at a military funeral.

Making a difference, one note at a time

Sometimes all it takes is a simple gesture to go the extra mile…especially when it’s a final tribute to a veteran.  

Financial rep with customers

Plan for the worst. Expect the best.

Stephen’s accident has shaped the person, and rep, he is today.

Family standing in front of home.

Rebuilding after a home fire

“In the event of a disaster, would you be able to rebuild?” That one, simple question changed Kristi’s life forever. 

David Ross being interviewed

David Ross on success

2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs former catcher, turned manager David Ross says that being a good teammate contributes to success, on and off the field.

Men playing wheelchair basketball

The Swift legacy

For some, the question “How do you want to be remembered?”, can be difficult to answer. To those wanting to leave a legacy, it comes from a place of passion.

Keeli and her older sister, Kina

COUNTRY Financial surprises young warrior

When the mother of a muscular dystrophy warrior reached out and asked if we’d fly a flag in her honor, we knew we had to do something special…

volunteers serving a meal

10 ways to volunteer as a family

When your budget is tight, consider donating your time instead of money. Here are 10 family-friendly ideas!


Inspiring progress through education

Some of society’s greatest challenges have been approached with one simple statement, “put yourself in their shoes”. A little bit of empathy can go a long way.  


When it rains, it showers (in a good way)

When your business is to help others feel secure and rest easy, you get to experience a lot of monumental moments. As we all know…not all moments are treated equally.  

hands holding peppers at farmers market

Naturally grown, locally loved

Michelle Morford turned her job as a financial representative into a way to connect with her community. 

mom and son hugging and smiling

A place called Mary’s Place

When families are unsure where their next meal is coming from, they can count on Mary’s Place.

Fall, Autumn, family, pumpkins, college

Pumpkin patch college savings

Sure. When life brings you lemons, you make lemonade. But what do you do when life brings you pumpkins…?

man shoveling snow

Hit the road for a worry-free holiday

Your bags are packed and you are ready to go, but before you head out, make sure your house is ready too. 

Female football player kicking football

French braids and football

Reilly Fitzpatrick is the varsity kicker for the
Maroa-Forsyth football team.  Don’t call her the girl who plays football.

trail clean up people

Walking the path to a cleaner community

When COUNTRY Financial® employees want to help their community, it’s time to hit the trail

Group of interns at Midwest Food Bank

COUNTRY Financial interns lend a helping hand

Our interns take the day off to help out in the community.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright meets with a young fan

Adam Wainwright and COUNTRY Financial help strike out child hunger

Food drive hosted by COUNTRY Financial® and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright brought in over a half-ton of food to feed St. Louis children in need

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar headlines Lit Fest; Athlete of the Year

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s fond memories of his mentor came alive during his talk about his book “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court,” in Jones College Prep gymnasium.

The interview took place with Richard Roeper during the 2017 High School Athlete of the Year presentation sponsored by COUNTRY Financial on Sunday, June 11.

Sean Roy, Brett Coonrod and Michael Grossman

Employee Honored for Supporting National Guardsman

COUNTRY Financial employee nominates supervisor for renowned Patriot Award after receiving constant empowerment and notable support in regards to his military duties.

Bag design contest builds community

Shoppers may have had to dodge the rain and cold if they wanted to be among the first to get their hands on the newly designed 2017 canvas bag, but that certainly didn’t sway them from attending the unveiling at The Lyndale Market location on May 20.

Sandra Garcia Lopez

Money Smart Kids tackle financial topics and win scholarship dollars

Students demonstrated their financial thoughtfulness and cashed in with scholarship dollars. 

Group of people building house

Strong hearts, strong foundation

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope for the future. 

2016 Money Smart Kids Essay Contest winners from the Chicagoland region.

Money smarts can translate into scholarship dollars

Students can win scholarship money by sharing their thoughts on financial stewardship.

COUNTRY Financial fundraising group

COUNTRY Financial and St. Louis Blues shower military families

COUNTRY Financial teamed up with the St. Louis Blues hockey team and Operation Shower to put on a one-of-a kind baby shower for expecting military families.

Financial Representative and student

Family history inspires financial education

Young minds get creative with the Economic Concepts Poster Contest.

Farm-to-table chalk art

We brought the farm to the city

Raw milk, fresh bison, and corn straight from the field. You might not think these delicious foods are easy to find in the city. Think again.

Curling team

Not your average annual meeting

Tammy Hanson, an Agency Manager in North Dakota, believes in making life a little more fun. Check out this story of how she used an uncommon sport to spice up an Annual Awards Banquet.

Child holding produce sign

Agrihoods - neighborhoods of the future?

Are pools, tennis courts, and parks neighborhood amenities of the past? Maybe not, but there is one new amenity that’s trending across the U.S. 

Couple on farm

CSA programs "open the farm gate"

The Andersons run the first community supported agriculture program (CSA) in Dewitt County. Here's their story.

High school dance team

Local Illinois dance team conquers fear, goes viral

Local high school students go viral by taking on one question – “What room does fear have?”

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