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Marshall opens Diversified Services office in Stratford

December 17, 2008
The Daily Freeman Journal

A national risk management company recently opened a new local office in Hamilton County.

Diversified Services opened an office earlier this fall at 901 Tennyson Ave. in Stratford. Diversified Services, Inc., is a company of CGB Enterprises that is headquartered in Mandeville, La. The company deals with grain marketing, commodity brokerage, crop insurance, financing programs and other services custom designed to fit each client's unique needs.

Mark Marshall is manager of the new Stratford office. He said Diversified Services is known for a philosophy that proper risk management is extremely critical, especially in the ever-increasing volatility of today's agricultural environment.

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Mark Marshall is now serving clients from a downtown office at the corner of Shakespeare and Tennyson avenues in Stratford.

"Opening a new office in the Stratford area will allow us to work diligently with area farmers to find their optimal crop insurance product, the right product that works for them and their grain marketing objectives. At Diversified Services, we focus on agriculture risk management and strive to help our farm clients evaluate their strengths and weaknesses so they can enhance their wealth and improve their quality of life," said Marshall. "Diversified Services is committed to the partnership approach with their clients; we believe the success of our clients is the foundation of lasting relationships," he added.

Marshall's professional experience includes work as a grain merchandiser, as well as tax, and accounting, and banking. His banking experience includes 14 years as an agricultural lender. He holds a crop insurance license and is responsible for marketing Diversified Service's risk management programs throughout Iowa and the region.

For more information on Diversified Services, stop by the Stratford office at the corner of Tennyson and Shakespeare avenues or call 515-838-2667, or visit the website at



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