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Rural Mutual Voted One of Madison’s Best Places to Work

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company is thrilled to be named to Madison Magazine’s 2016 list of Madison’s Best Places to Work. The only way to be named to this list is by a vote of confidence from its employees in the form of an anonymous survey. This is the second year in a row that we […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Farm Tech Days!

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  Wisconsin Farm Technology Days are nothing short of amazing, and of course busy! Fox News said the event was “one of the biggest farm expos in the country.” The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. As Elite Sustaining Sponsors of […]

WIAA Spring State Tournament Dates

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Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school and fans who support their athletes with dignity and class are the true champions. That’s why we’ve proudly sponsored the WIAA/Rural Sportsmanship Award for more than 50 years. With the competitions already underway, don’t […]

Rural Mutual agents interviewed about seasonal farming risks and Farm Dividend program

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Listen to the Fabulous Farm Babe, Pam Jahnke, interview Rural Mutual agents, Dan Push and Brian Greenman, at the WPS Farm Show as they discuss topics like the Rural Mutual Farm Dividend Program and the seasonal risks farmers face.

CEO Peter Pelizza discusses farm insurance with Pam Jahnke

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Executive Vice President and CEO, Peter Pelizza, recently joined Pam Jahnke on her radio show, The Wisconsin Farm Report, to discuss unexpected losses in the agriculture industry.

Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners Announced!

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The WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2016 Fall State Championships have been announced! The winners of the State Team Tournament Sportsmanship Awards are Middleton in boys volleyball, Amherst in football, Seneca in girls volleyball, Rice Lake in boys soccer and Homestead in girls team tennis. Middleton was determined to have displayed the best […]

How to Fight Identity Theft in the Workplace

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Employers collect and store vast amounts of personally identifiable information from job candidates and employees: Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, protected health information, financial and investment account information, emails and passwords, and more. All of this data—often the domain of accounting and payroll departments—is valuable to identity thieves who employ methods ranging from […]

Ward’s 50 awarded for eighth consecutive year!

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We are pleased to announce our selection as a Ward’s 50 Property-Casualty Company for the eighth straight year! This honor is bolstered by our recently-designated A.M. Best Positive Outlook on our already strong A rating. A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating source. “We are so honored to once again be […]

Farm Safety Information To Review During 2016 ASAP Week

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It is 2016 Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week! This means it’s a great time to review important farm safety information with your workers and family. We curated our top farm safety articles and broke them down by topic for you to easily navigate which ones may apply to you.   At Rural Mutual, we’re involved […]

For FFA Week 2016, Five Farm Safety Tips To Always Remember

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We’re excited for FFA Week and grateful for the education it provides to future farmers and the like. But safety is an important component of education, too. We’re here to remind young farmers and those supervising them of these top five safety tips. “Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers […]

Apply for the 2016 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program

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The annual Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship program is looking for your essay addressing the topic: “What strategies should legislators consider to address the dilemma of increasing town/village fire and emergency medical costs?”   Your thoughts – combined with your writing skill and creativity – can put you in line to receive one of seven scholarships. […]

#SportsmanshipMatters

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The stories below were featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Each one demonstrates a great act of sportsmanship by players, coaches and fans. Collectively, these stories show that #SportsmanshipMatters.   Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Big Foot at Edgerton

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This sportsmanship story from Official Ananda Sathsivam was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Sathsivam officiated a boys soccer game between Big Foot and Edgerton on Oct. 1, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is Sathsivam’s story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Spooner Invitational

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This sportsmanship story from Official Dick Nerbun was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Nerbun officiated a cross country invitational on Sept. 3, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Laona/Wabeno at Crandon

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This sportsmanship story from Official Diane Ashbeck was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Ashbeck officiated a volleyball game between Laona/Wabeno and Crandon on Sept. 17, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is Ashbeck’s story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Abbotsford at Owen-Withee

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This sportsmanship story from Official Rich Hoh was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Hoh officiated a football game between Abbotsford and Owen-Withee on Sept. 18, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Oneida Nation at Gibraltar

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This sportsmanship story from Official Doug Day was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Day officiated a football game between Oneida Nation and Gibraltar on Sept. 18, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Holmen at La Crosse Logan

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This sportsmanship story from Official Rich Hanson was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Hanson officiated a football game between Holmen and La Crosse Logan on Sept. 25, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing […]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Germantown at Port Washington

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This sportsmanship story from Official Stephen Sanders was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Sanders officiated a football game between Germantown and Port Washington on Oct. 9, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a […]

World Dairy Expo: The History, The Legacy

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Dairy is in our DNA. We're celebrating the 49th World Dairy Expo, which attracts more than 70,000 global dairy leaders and enthusiasts. The 2015 expo takes place at the Alliant Energy Center from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. The event has a rich history and legacy, and now includes more than 835 companies from 25 countries, 44 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces.

Rural Mutual Voted One of Madison’s Best Places to Work

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company is thrilled to be named to Madison Magazine’s 2015 list of Madison’s Best Places to Work. The only way to be named to this list is by a vote of confidence from its employees in the form of an anonymous survey.

2015 Spring/Summer Sportsmanship Award Winners

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The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and Rural Mutual have chosen the recipients of the team Sportsmanship Awards for the 2015 spring and summer state tournaments:   Boys Team Tennis – Marquette Girls Soccer – Menomonee Falls Spring Baseball – Rio Softball – Watertown Summer Baseball – Pewaukee   The WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance sportsmanship award is presented to one […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Wisconsin Farm Tech Days

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Wisconsin Farm Tech Days is upon us! An ag-centered showcase of farm technology and its practical applications, Farm Tech Days exhibits more than 600 educational and commercial vendors who share with visitors their machinery, equipment, facilities, products, and services. Starting all the way back in 1954, Farm Tech Days has grown into an innovation hub that’s […]

21.5 Million OPM Breach Victims May Already Have Access to Long-Term Identity Management Services

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company is proud to partner with CyberScout to provide proactive and reactive identity management services to its policyholders.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. July 20, 2015 — Following breaking news confirming 21.5 million Office of Personnel Management breach victims had their social security numbers exposed, CyberScout and Rural Mutual Insurance Company announce that those impacted […]

Rural Mutual Continues to be Recognized as One of Nation’s Best Insurance Companies

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For the seventh consecutive year, Rural Mutual was selected as a “Ward’s 50 Top Performer”, awarded to the nation’s best insurance companies.  Annually, Ward Group analyzes the financial performance of over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies domiciled in the United States and identifies the top performers. Each of the top fifty companies is awarded the Ward’s […]