Allen Pickard


allen_pickardAllen is an owner/agent for Pickard Insurance Services serving the southeastern sector of South Dakota and Minnesota.

Mr. Pickard was raised on a farm and helped in the family business in eastern South Dakota. Allen joined Pickard Crop Services in 2001. Prior to joining PCS, Allen worked in Texas and South Dakota as a cement truck driver.

Allen graduated from Brookings High School in Brookings, SD and has an Animal Science and Range Management degree and is CPS Certified and John Deere trained.

“My wife Jennifer and I have been married for 15 years. We have two kids, David (7) and Kassandra (6). I grew up on a farm north of Brookings, farming with my Dad.

I graduated from Lake Area Tech in 1994 and continued farming until 1997 when the three strikes of Hail, Drought and Early Frost forced me to quit farming. If I had known then what I know now about managing my risks with crop insurance, I would have been able to keep my dream of farming alive. But I am a hard worker who thinks “outside the box” and since Dad and I started Pickard Crop Services in 1998, I have been living a new dream. My dream is to help you keep your farming dream growing and thriving. I understand crop insurance. I want to make sure that you understand how to make your policy work for you and use crop insurance to help guarantee your bottom line.

I enjoy spending time with my family, recreating in the Black Hills, 4-wheeling, coaching archery.  Allen was also involved in the planning and development of the Brookings Outdoor Adventure Center.  Allen is an active member of Gracepoint Wesleyan Church in Brookings, SD.”