Agri-Prairie Insurance, Inc., formally the Leo Bitz Crop and Hail Insurance Agency, was formed in 1984 by Leo with Larry joining shortly thereafter.  Leo had been selling hail insurance for some years previously, but when a few of the customers requested crop insurance, the crop agency was formed.  The business continued to grow with Marlys joining the business in 1994.  Through the ensuing years, the agency strived to assist customers in making the best possible choices in crop and hail coverage for their farming and ranching operations.   Leo retired in 2008, selling the business to Marlys. 

Agri-Prairie’s goal - to provide farming and ranching operations in North Central Montana with easy access to ALL available crop/production insurance options, and to present those options in a clear, understandable, concise manner, with unequaled service – is a continuation and re-affirmation of the goal and mission of the last 30 years.

Agri-Prairie offers crop insurance coverage through Rain and Hail Insurance Services, and has recently reached an agreement to offer crop insurance coverage through NAU Country as well.  Agri-Prairie is currently investigating the possibility of offering complete Farm and Ranch property/casualty coverage also.

Agri-Prairie is now located on main street  in downtown Big Sandy – 147 Johannes Avenue, right next to The Grocery Store.  Agri-Prairie is striving to provide customers with a pleasant, comfortable and professional environment to conduct their crop and hail insurance business, as well as providing unequaled service by a friendly, professional  staff.

Remember, the coffee is always on!


Marlys Edmonds

Marlys Edmonds

Agent, Owner

Larry Myers

Larry Myers


Contact Information

Agri-Prairie Insurance, Inc.
PO Box 585, 147 Johannes Ave.
Big Sandy, MT  59520
Phone:  406-378-2525
Fax:     406-378-2196