Farmers Union Insurance funding After School Program

Farmers Union Service Association (FUSA), Ltd. was incorporated in September 1938 for the purpose of securing and marketing insurance products to Farmers Union members and residents of North Dakota. The association is wholly owned subsidiary of Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America, North Dakota Division (the parent).

The association is a general insurance agency operating as an exclusive agent for Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company and National Farmers Union Property and Casualty Company. Insurance products are also provided through numerous other outside companies.

FUSA is one of the stat’s largest managing general agencies writing over $240 million of premium. FUSA markets insurance products utilizing a captive, or exclusive, agency force of over 100 agents across North Dakota. The company also provides marketing services for National Farmers Union Insurance in Utah, providing insurance products to over 30 agents. Farmers Union members in 27 states.

In North Dakota, Farmers Union Insurance agents are independent contractors who contract with FUSA to market insurance products provided by FUSA. North Dakota is divided into four marketing districts in two regions (west and eat). There is state sales and marketing manager along with four district managers and three statewide product managers for crop insurance, financial products, and agribusiness. Utah is a single district with one district manager. The North Dakota sales manager and product managers also serve the state of Utah. Agency support staff includes accounting department personnel and secretarial staff.

Over the years, our k-6 program here at Hettinger Public School has been lucky enough to have a continuous after school program for those students that need extra help or a safe place to work on their homework. The funding for this program is available due to Title funding that we receive. However, because we are not a k-12 title school, that funding is not available for our 7-12 grade students.

Having the ability to fund the after school program for 7-12 grade students has had some short term success that has allowed us to provide a program every other year for the past four years. However, with the generous gift from Farmers Union Insurance, we will be able to provide an after school program for the 2017-2018 school year and the 2018-2019 school year. This will provide immediate assistance for our students that need the extra help and place to work on homework, in addition, it will provide us time to work on creating ways to fund this program for years to come.

On behalf of Hettinger Public School, I want to say thank you for your generous support. Sincerely Darin J. Seamands

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