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August/September 2010

Grow Your County’s Voting Members: Compile a list of farmers in your county who are not
Farm Bureau members. Share this list with your local Allied/Nationwide sales manager, who will
distribute these leads to the Farm Certified agents in your county. The agents will contact these
folks, provide a Nationwide Ag insurance quote, and encourage them to join the Farm Bureau!

Estate Planning: Succession and estate planning are serious concerns for California farmers
and ranchers. Nationwide will pilot at least one estate planning/succession workshop with a
county Farm Bureau in 2010, and will conduct several more in the coming year.

National Policyholder Conference: As a mutual insurance company, Nationwide is owned
by, and accountable to, its policyholders. Each year Nationwide conducts a national
policyholder conference and this year’s event is being held in Des Moines, Iowa, August 30-31.
Representing California at this event will be Mike Bradley, CFBF Manager Leadership
Development, Ken Mitchell, Sacramento County Board Member, Bob Muelrath, Sonoma County
President, and Jake Wenger, YF&R.

Kudos!

Betty Walker, Contra Costa, who spent a day making agency visits with Allied sales manager
    Brad Halvorsen and brought each agent a shopping bag of freshly picked Brentwood sweet
    corn.
Charlotte Mitchell and Imelda Muzio, Sacramento, who are working with local agent Sandi
    Ramirez to send letters to 350 Allied auto insureds who are not Farm Bureau members.
Colleen Cecil and Butte County, for having named Nationwide Insurance Butte County’s 2010
    Agency Partner of the Year, and for her leadership in chairing the Membership Task Force.
Elizabeth Giannini, CFBF, who will be helping with the rollout of farm leads to agents in
    Stanislaus County.
Eric Larson, San Diego, who is working with Nationwide sales manager Cecil Goff to have
    Nationwide agents participate in local farmers markets and the county’s golf tournament.
Gary Sack, CFBF, who attended the August Nationwide Ag Agent Farm Certification school and
    also presented at that school.
Jackie Crabb, San Luis Obispo, who arranged for Jerry Hillard, Nationwide Ag’s national sales
    director, to participate in an Agritourism conference Sept. 22.
Mike Bradley, CFBF, who has brought some great new benefits for Farm Bureau members
    including a 5% discount on Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation’s leading pet insurer.
Rhonda Letcher, Solano, who is holding an event for the agents in her county Sept 15th.
Sandy Elles and Sylvie Petitarmand, Napa, who arranged for Nationwide Ag to make a
    presentation at their Board meeting and are working with sales manager Brad Halvorsen to
    provide leads on farmers who are not Farm Bureau members to agents in their county.
Wayne Zipser and Corrin Amaral, Stanislaus, who compiled a list of farmers in Stanislaus County
    who are not Farm Bureau members, and are working with sales manager Valencia Jones to
   distribute these leads to agents.

Membership Sales Results

For three months ending July 31st our agents have written 1,322 new memberships, v.
1,567 for the previous three months.

New Agency Appointments

Allied has appointed sixteen new agencies this summer. We have sent them “welcome
to Allied and Farm Bureau” letters. Please contact the Allied Sales Manager and pay
them a “welcome to Farm Bureau” visit:

Agency                                   Town          County        Sales Manager
G. F. Brown                              Albany        Alameda       Julie Buckmaster
Blackwell & Associates                   Hayward       Alameda       Michael Simonds
A & J Insurance                          San Gabriel   Los Angeles   Trisha Panico
EKIA Insurance                           Culver City   Los Angeles   Trisha Panico
HLP Insurance Services                   Van Nuys      Los Angeles   Vivian Translateur
Golden Financial Insurance Services      Montebello    Los Angeles   Manuel DeLaCruz
Navion Insurance                         Anaheim       Orange        Roseann Penna
Bayside Associates Insurance Solutions   Irvine        Orange        Mark Lundquist
Linda Vista Insurance Services           Fullerton     Orange        Roseann Penna
JKB Insurance                            Roseville     Placer        Kathy Campbell
Les Willmon Insurance                    Elk Grove     Sacramento    Debbie Evans
Gerald Lee Myslinski                     Oceanside     San Diego     Kim Bonesteel
Windfall Insurance Services              San Diego     San Diego     Sherry Mays-Gripp
Golden CenturyInsurance                  San Jose      Santa Clara   Linda Gomes
Shockley Insurance                       Santa Cruz    Santa Cruz    Linda Gomes
Reputable Insurance                      Esparto       Yolo          Brad Halvorsen


Nationwide Insurance Facts
      #1 farm insurer in America
      Endorsed by eight State Farm Bureaus: California, Connecticut, Delaware,
       Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia
      Ranked #108 on the Fortune 500
      36,000 employees
      More than 16 million policies in force
      4th-largest homeowner insurer
      6th-largest auto insurer
      9th-largest commercial insurer
      6th-largest total property and casualty insurer


				
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