Scott Fair of Branch County received the Farm Bureau Insurance Elton R. Smith Award on February 25th, 2022 at the Farm Bureau Insurance Legend’s Banquet. Fair credited his agency team, mentors, and Farm Bureau Insurance’s home office staff along with his wife and family for making the honor possible. Fair has served Coldwater and its surrounding areas as a Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan agent for over 24 years.
The Elton R. Smith Award is considered the highest honor a Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan agent can achieve. It is awarded annually to the agent who best exhibits commitment to their job, community, the insurance industry, and the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies. It pays tribute to former Michigan Farm Bureau President Elton R. Smith, whose impact on his community and the Farm Bureau organization remains a legacy.
As an insurance agent, Fair is highly respected amongst his peers in addition to those in his community. His success at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan has garnered him placement on President's Council, Executive Club, All American, Director's Cup, Life Elite Club, and has earned him the Key Club Award for Membership. These honors recognize his leadership and strong annual performance in addition to the level of quality and consistency he has established for his clients and partners throughout his career.
While awarding Fair, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan CEO, Don Simon, said “Scott sets a tremendous example with his consistency, productivity, community involvement, enthusiasm for helping others and providing mentorship. We’re extremely proud of Scott and how he represents Farm Bureau Insurance.”
"I'm so blessed to be involved with the business I'm in, (and) the industry I'm in,” said Fair, upon receiving the award. “I truly could not be doing anything else that could bring my clients, my agency, or my family any more opportunity than being involved with Michigan Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance."
Scott Fair Elton R. Smith Nomination video: https://youtu.be/b3xWh5VlrEE