The Kane County Farm Bureau, ST. Charles Illinois, was one of the first county Farm Bureaus in the nation to organize and has a date of 1912 on its charter. Chartered as the Kane County Farm Improvement Association, it organized to help farmers improve their production practices. In 1919, our name was changed to Kane County Farm Bureau. Today we serve both rural and urban people who are interested in the well-being of agriculture.
Farm Bureau is a voice for farmers and others who have a vested interest in agriculture. Our mission is to “Enhance the quality of life for member families, promote all aspects of agriculture and advocate good stewardship of our land and resources”. To achieve that, many member services have been developed over the years. As these services were added, non-farmers were given access to Farm Bureau services. Country Mutual and Country Preferred insurance services are two such services available only to Farm Bureau members. They are services that evolved from a need other insurers were unwilling to underwrite 75 years ago – fire protection on rural farms. As an insurance company formed to insure farmers, Country Mutual and Country Preferred stay true to that original mission today by insuring only those who show their support for farms and farmers by their membership in a county Farm Bureau.