06 July 2010

Season Sponsor Profile: COUNTRY Financial

COUNTRY and PFM – a perfect fit

COUNTRY Financial and the Portland Farmers Market go together like peas and carrots. Both are rooted in agriculture.

Farmers founded COUNTRY 85 years ago, and the company has insured their crops, machinery and buildings ever since.

COUNTRY knows farmers. In fact, it’s the No. 1 farm insurer in Oregon. The company serves more than 1 million households throughout the United States. COUNTRY provides auto, home and life insurance as well as retirement planning services, college funding plans and investments.

“This sponsorship is a perfect fit for us,” says Tim Harris, COUNTRY Oregon District Director of Agencies. “Sponsoring the Portland Farmers Market allows us to get involved in activities that fulfill individual needs and touch lives at the neighborhood level. At the same time, we’re drawing attention to local farmers and the fresh, home-grown food they produce.”

COUNTRY also knows farmers markets. Since 2007, the company has served as the major sponsor of the Chicago Farmers Markets. In addition to lending monetary support, COUNTRY financial representatives host fun booths with family activities and giveaways.

Dig in to what COUNTRY has planned for the Portland Farmers Market this season. You won’t want to miss the fun. Green thumbs not required!