COUNTRY Financial employees at McLean County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

March 19, 2024

COUNTRY Financial® Celebrates National Ag Day

Bloomington, IL. – Today is National Ag Day, and COUNTRY is celebrating with the agricultural community.

COUNTRY CEO Jim Jacobs shared the organization’s rich agricultural history as well as leadership tips with the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow. Jacobs was one of a series of speakers from the agricultural industry who addressed the group.  *Photo for media use available upon request.

The Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership development program that provides participants an opportunity to learn a broad range of process and content skills to enrich their leadership abilities and enhance agriculture’s voice in Illinois. Visit for more information.

Additionally, several employees from COUNTRY’s Commercial/Agribusiness division participated in the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ag Awareness Breakfast. The event recognized FFA Service Award winners, Maitland Scholarship Fund recipients and a keynote address from Heartland Community College President, Keith Cornille. *Photos for media use available upon request.

COUNTRY Financial’s roots are in agriculture. The organization was founded by a group of farmers in 1925 to provide fire and lightning insurance. Today, COUNTRY Financial is part of the Illinois Farm Bureau family of companies and provides farm insurance in 10 states and crop insurance in Illinois, as well as home, auto, life and business insurance. COUNTRY has more than 350 farm certified representatives in the United States who have received extensive training in the farm industry and have proven experience in helping farmers with their insurance coverage and financial planning needs.

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