Elite Certified Agency News Release Elite Farm Certification Designation Americana Insurance Group takes next step in providing top protection for farms and ranches [Albert Lea, MN] – Americana Insurance Group, Albert Lea, MN has achieved the On Your Side® Elite Farm Certification designation from Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, Des Moines, IA. Elite Farm Certification is the pinnacle in Nationwide Agribusiness’ On Your Side Farm Certification program. Farmers and ranchers can depend on a Elite Farm Certified agent to have an in-depth understanding of their farming operations, provide detailed risk assessments, educate them about exposures, match coverage’s to meet their needs, and provide professional, knowledgeable service.“We’re excited Americana Insurance Group has become Elite Certified,” said Tom Sorenson Agency Director “We have made a commitment to help protect farmers and ranchers in our area with the highest levels of professionalism and service. Elite certification tells our area farmers that we’ll keep investing in training to be sure we’re positioned to help protect them now and into the future.” It is our way of saying thanks to the local farmers for their business and making sure we are on top of our game to provide risk management tools for their business. Nationwide only offers this certification to their top agents and agencies and I am truly honored to be a part of it Sorenson said.The Elite Farm Certified designation is also intended to help farmers and ranchers recognize agents who have made a continuing commitment to understanding the complex risks faced by the agriculture industry. Only agents who successfully complete the program will be awarded the designation, and agents must uphold education and service commitments to retain their Elite Certification.“Nationwide Agribusiness developed this multi-level certification program to provide additional education and resources to insurance agents who have made a commitment to protecting farms and ranches,” said Jerry Hillard, Farm Sales AVP, Nationwide Agribusiness. “We’re proud of the agents who complete the program and are excited about the level of service farmers and ranchers can expect from partnering with Elite Farm Certified agents.”Americana Insurance Group is located in the Prairie Center at 1450 W. Main St. Albert Lea, MN. They offer many lines of insurance along with Farm insurance.