West Virginia Farm Bureau - News Release

Cynthia A. Hinkle Agency, Moorefield, WV Earns Platinum Plowshare Award

Released - October 11, 2017

DES MOINES, IA – Writing farm insurance is often complex. Each farm operation is different with unique risks and insurance needs. It requires a deep understanding of the business of farming and a high level of expertise in knowing which insurance products provide the best protection against the specific risks a farm or ranch operation faces.

So, it’s no small achievement to be named to the Society of the Platinum Plowshare, a recognition provided by Nationwide, the #1 farm insurer in the country, to agencies that achieve $1 million in farm sales. Each time the $1 million mark is met, an additional star is added to the award for these high producing agencies. Farm and ranch consumers can recognize that such agencies are highly skilled in farm protection.

The Cynthia A. Hinkle Agency was recently recognized for achieving its first Platinum Plowshare Award based on 2016 sales. The Hinkle agency is one of only 182 agencies nationally to be named to the prestigious Society of the Platinum Plow.

“Farm coverage is a highly specialized line of insurance,” said Jerry Hillard, associate vice president of agribusiness sales. “Only agents who specialize in this highly complex type of business can provide our farm customers with important advice and counsel. The Society of the Platinum Plowshare recognizes agencies that have made this commitment.”

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