Independently Owned & Operated About Our Agency

Eklund Insurance LLC is an independently owned and operated agency that delivers comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions throughout Northwest Kansas and Colorado.  We have served individuals, families, and businesses for over 30 years and are committed to providing the best products and services for our customers.

Our founder, Jack Eklund, started as a crop insurance adjuster and then began selling crop insurance. Later, he purchased a P&C agency and became a provider for nearly all types of insurance. Our Agency has a long history with Farm and Ranch, Crop, Commercial, and Personal insurance.


What We Offer


Home, Auto, Umbrella, Renters, Motorcyle, RV, Boat, Life, etc.


General Liability, Workers Comp, Property, Business Auto, Bonds, etc.

Farm & Ranch

Livestock, Liability, Farmowners, Equipment, etc.


MPCI, Crop-Hail, Pasture/Rangeland/Forage

Community Involvement:

Our Agency believes it is important to be actively involved in the communities we serve! We are members of the Goodland Area Chamber of Commerce and Booster Club and proudly sponsor Goodland High School, 4-H in Wallace and Sherman counties, and the Topside Tipoff Basketball Tournament.

Our Approach:

We take a consultative approach when it comes to our customers! Give us a call today or stop in and see us! We would love to help you find the best coverage!

Our Team  

Jeanette Ruddell

Jeanette Ruddell

Commercial Insurance

Agent, Jeanette Ruddell began her insurance career in 1991 and joined the Eklund Insurance team in 1996. Currently, she works in the Commercial Lines Department. Since the start of her career, she has seen many changes in Insurance but one thing remains the same. Her customers need to have insurance that meets their needs. Jeanette enjoys working with people and is grateful for challenges in insurance, because working through those challenges make her a better agent. Jeanette feels that having a positive relationship with family is the core to a happy and successful life. She enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Jeanette is married and she has three children and 11 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and painting furniture.

Angela Perez

Angela Perez

Commercial & Personal Insurance

Agent, Angela Perez has worked at Eklund Insurance since September 2012. She began her insurance career focusing on Personal Lines and has expanded her knowledge base to Commercial Lines. She enjoys helping customers understand their policy and the coverages they are receiving. Angela is knowledgeable and bilingual, which makes her a great asset to our team. Angela adores her three kids and loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Jacque Livengood

Jacque Livengood

Crop Insurance

Owner, Jacque Livengood has been in the insurance business for over 20 years. Her father, Jack, started the agency when Jacque was only 14 and she has been helping him ever since. Jacque is able to write any kind of policy, but is passionate about crop and farm insurance. Jacque strives to make your insurance buying experience stress free. Together, Jacque and her husband Tyson enjoy spending time with their three kids. Generally, outside of work, you can find them chasing their kids at some sort of sporting event or hanging out on the lake! Jacque strives to alleviate the stress of purchasing insurance and enjoys the challenges that her job presents. She loves helping hard to place clients find the proper coverage. Outside of work, Jacque and her husband Tyson have three children who are always on the go and involved with a variety of sports.

Jonna Hill

Jonna Hill

Farm/Ranch & Crop Insurance

Agent, Jonna Hill started with Eklund Insurance in August 2018. Jonna typically writes farm/ranch and crop insurance and enjoys every aspect of those industries. She appreciates getting to know her clients and strives to make sure her clients have the best coverage for their operations. Jonna and her husband, Ryan, have five children who keep them busy with 4-H, sports, and other various activities!

Jodie Karaffa

Jodie Karaffa

Personal Insurance

Agent, Jodie Karaffa is the newest member of our team at Eklund Insurance. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business from Fort Hays State University and is currently our Personal Lines Agent. Jodie loves the variety of new challenges that this job throws at her and is always eager to learn something new! When she is not at the office, you will usually find her spending time with her Husband, family, and friends, cooking, or enjoying the great outdoors!