Doug Higgins

DOUG HIGGINS is a Portfolio Manager at Equitrust Investment
Management Services, Inc. In addition to serving as Associate
Manager for the mutual funds equity portfolios, he is responsible
for performing research on fixed income securities to develop
recommendations. Securities analyzed include both investment
grade and high yield securities. Prior to joining Farm Bureau, he
worked at Equitable Investment Services, Inc., (a subsidiary of
Equitable Life of Iowa) as a Portfolio Manager and Security
Analyst. He received his MBA from the University of Iowa in 1989,
where he graduated first in his class. Prior to graduate school,
he received an undergraduate degree in Forest Management from
Iowa State University and worked for the Bureau of Land
Management and the Forest Service in Oregon, California and