About Us


In 1976, John Keister founded the Minn- Iowa agency in Elmore, MN.   Initially, the agency offered Property, Casualty and Hail insurance to customers in Minnesota and Iowa. 1977 brought the addition of Crop Insurance and a second office was opened in Blue Earth. In 1979, John joined the two offices and based the business in Blue Earth and has been there ever since.

In 1993, the agency moved to its current location in the Ag Center. There are actually 2 separate entities under the Minn-Iowa name. Minn-Iowa Agency offers all types of property/casualty insurance, and Minn-Iowa Crop Insurance Services offers Federal Crop Insurance and a variety of private products to help protect area farmers from loss.

Minn-Iowa Crop Insurance is one of the most experienced agencies in southern Minnesota/northern Iowa with well over 160 years of combined experience. Minn Iowa is licensed in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. Our staff takes great pride in providing excellent customer service.

We realize that none of this would be possible without you, our customers, and for that we would like to thank you and we hope to continue to EARN your business.