Southampton County Farm Bureau

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Name of person featured: Ashley D. Turner

Name of Business: Southampton County Farm Bureau

Street address: 23507 Jerusalem Road, Courtland, VA 23837

Phone number: 757-653-9341

Operating hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Insurance

Principle owner/manager or title: Southampton County Farm Bureau

Year founded: 1941

Prior locations: Main Street, Courtland

Number of employees: 7

How’s business? Steady.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business:

We can take care of all of your insurance needs, whether it is personal, business, life, or health. We also have an array of membership benefits and Farm Bureau Bank which offers competitive rates on CDs, auto loans, and home loans.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Exceptional customer service and a friendly atmosphere.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Work hard and always strive to do your best.

Your first job: I worked for Jenny Bunn as an assistant during tax season, and Grayson and Emma’s Garden Spot simultaneously while I was in college.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My parents. They have instilled in me a great work ethic and the morals and values I live by today.

The key to a successful business is:

Customer service is key. If your customers are happy, they’ll keep coming back.