AP Agribusiness Leadership

Built on a Passion for the Agriculture Industry

agribusiness risk management


Meet the AP Agribusiness Team

AssuredPartners Agribusiness is built on a passion for the agriculture industry. Well versed in a wide variety of commercial agriculture businesses and farm operations, our specialists are dedicated to staying in front of the unique exposures and risks associated with the industry.

Our team believes in doing the right things for the right reasons. And as your insurance and risk management partner, we are committed to understanding your needs; guiding you through the process; and delivering programs and services built on a foundation of integrity and quality.


Gina Ekstam

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Executive Profile

Gina began her insurance career in 1992 in sales at an independent insurance agency. Dedicated to the industry, she has remained focused on learning every aspect of agency operations. This dedication prepared her for the role of Managing Director. Her commitment to accuracy, efficiency, and building strong internal and external relationships is the foundation on which a strong team, strong industry partners, and loyal clients are built. Embracing the strength of the Agribusiness industry, Gina is now leading AssuredPartners’ national Agribusiness Vertical.

Scott L. Aukes

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Executive Profile

Scott Aukes began his insurance career in 1986 as a claims litigation supervisor in Minneapolis, MN. He spent time as a loss control consultant, was OSHA 500 certified, and was a direct writer before joining ABIS in 2002 as an Account Executive. Scott holds the designations of AIC (Associate in Claims), SCLA (Senior Claim Law Associate), and MLIS (Management Liability Insurance Specialist). In his role as Agency President, he makes sure clients are satisfied, while continuously looking for new and innovative ways to transfer the risks clients face.