Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts

Kayla and her brother on their family farm

Kayla Smith’s Story

On a small family-owned dairy farm in Oconto Falls, Wis., home to 100 dairy cows and four little farmhands, Kayla Smith grew up and learned the ways of the farm. Kayla and her three brothers lived the farm life their entire youth, but when it came time to decide who would take the farm over from their dad and uncle, they all had other plans.

Watch your step: Slip and falls injure all kinds of people and businesses

Caution sign signaling falling ice

Did you know that falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.?

More than 9 million people are seen by medical providers each year for slip and fall accidents and related injuries, and one-fifth of falls cause serious bodily harm like a broken bone or head injury. Sadly, most are preventable and could have been avoided with proper preparation and training.

During winter weather conditions, the stakes are even higher with wet floors and icy surfaces. Businesses can help prevent slip and falls on two fronts—for associates and customers.

Former farm kids—Today's farm insurance experts

Jenny as a child on her family's farm.

Jenny VanDeHei’s Story

When Jenny VanDeHei left for college to study business, she thought she had picked her last stone and fed her last calf. She loved the family farm she grew up on, but she saw her future as an accountant, in an office building in the city, far from the country fresh smell of cow manure.

Never once did she think her life would come full circle back to farming nor that she would be so happy it did.

Great Place to Work and Fortune recognize SECURA among Best Small and Medium Workplaces of 2017

SECURA Best Small & Medium Workplace by Fortune

It’s difficult to pinpoint what makes a great workplace. Things like modern facilities and flexible schedules are important, but a truly genuine office culture can only be measured by the voices of the people who work there.

For the second consecutive year, the voice of SECURA associates was heard, as Great Place to Work and Fortune named our company among the Best Small and Medium Workplaces of 2017. Based on anonymous surveys, the award is a direct reflection of how our associates feel about SECURA.

Unique insurance risks for Mobile Home Parks

Mobile Home Park Insurance

Tiny homes, huge potential

300 square feet?

It seems impossible to live like that, but it’s also impossible to flip TV channels without landing on a show about tiny homes or mobile lifestyles.

Demand for mobile home parks is once again growing, especially near metro areas. For young people buying their first home or retirees looking to downsize and travel, these housing options offer the benefits of low overhead and flexibility.