Company News

Merger – Effective January 1, 2020

It's official!! The policyholder approved merger was approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for a January 1, 2020 effective date.  The merger of Kelso and Shelby Farmers Mutual of Amboy and South Central Mutual of Blue Earth is now a combination of seven original township mutuals that were formed in the 1800's.  These original seven companies are:
  • Foster Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Barber Farmer Mutual Insurance Company
  • Blue Earth Mutual Insurance Company
  • Kelso Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Shelby Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
  • DesMoines German Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Company of Jackson & Martin Counties
  • Jackson County Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Company
These successful mergers have occurred over the years to create stronger and more flexible companies that adapt to the ever changing world of farming and the...
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KELSO & SHELBY FARMERS MUTUAL ANNUAL MEETING – MARCH 27, 2018

The 135th Annual Meeting of the Kelso and Shelby Farmers Mutual Insurance Company will be held on March 27, 2018.  The meeting will be conducted at the Country Inn and Suites located at 1900 Premier Drive, Mankato, Minnesota.  The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Appetizers provided by Axel's Bonfire will be served after the meeting. At the meeting there will be an election of three directors to fill three-year terms on the Kelso and Shelby board.  Any policyholders seeking nomination for the election to the board of directors shall submit their names in writing to the Secretary at least five days prior to the date of the annual meeting....
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KELSO & SHELBY FARMERS MUTUAL DONATES $1,000 TO THE WALTERS FIRE DEPARTMENT

In 2014, Kelso & Shelby Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Amboy, Minnesota developed a contribution program where we make an annual $1,000 donation to a chosen Fire Department located within our existing writing territory.  This program was established to help provide additional and necessary funds for the purchase of fire and rescue equipment.  This year we are proud to present the Walters Fire Department with this contribution who was sponsored by Bricelyn Insurance Agency of Bricelyn, Minnesota.  We appreciate the hard work of your Department!!!...
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