About Us

In 1855 the community of Geneseo, Illinois was 19 years old, Abraham Lincoln was still an attorney, the Civil War was years away, and James Manning Hosford founded an insurance agency in Geneseo.

In those early years, fire insurance was the main business. Over the years, the name changed and the lines of insurance coverage we offer has broadened.

We have adapted to meet the changing insurance needs of our many clients and take pride in our superior service.

Today, Hanford Insurance Agency, Inc. is an independent insurance agency serving thousands of clients in several states with the individualized attention and professionalism for which we are known.

Meet the Team

Avery Mickley


Missy DeWitte

Personal Insurance

Linda Shipman

Commercial Insurance

Meagan Dirks

Medicare/Health, Bonds & Personal Insurance

Carey Feller

Agriculture & Crop INsurance

Brad Toone

Principal, Commercial, Life/Disability, Health Insurance

Melissa Schipper

Personal Insurance

Bart Dirks

Agriculture, Crop & Commercial Insurance

Alizabeth Nowers

Personal Insurance

Jenna Rushing

Personal & Commercial Insurance

Sarah Hofer

Personal Insurance

Mariah Clementz

Customer Support Representative

Mike Winckler

Agriculture & Crop Insurance

Ron Huisman

Life, Ag , Crop Commercia & Personal Insurance

James Mickley

Principal, Agriculture & Crop Insurance

Sharon James

Personal Insurance

Korrin Daubman

Personal & Commercial insurance

Heidi Frank

Medicare/Health, Bonds & Personal Insurance