In 1909, Iowa grain elevator and farm leaders needed a way to reduce the financial devastation caused by wooden grain elevator fires occurring all too frequently across the nation. Together, these leaders innovatively created an alternative source of dependable, affordable insurance to protect against these losses.
Founded in Aurelia, Iowa, the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Mutual Insurance Association was the seed that became Farmland Insurance. The company built a solid reputation by focusing on protecting American agriculture.
In 1982, Farmland Insurance joined the Nationwide® family of companies and became known as Nationwide Agribusiness. Since Nationwide was started as part of the Ohio Farm Bureau, it was a perfect match. We’ve been learning about the most effective ways to protect businesses for over a century. Today, we’ve used our hard-earned expertise to become leaders in commercial agribusiness insurance and the Number One insurer of farms and ranches in the country.
While the business of agriculture continues its astonishing pace of change, our commitment has never wavered. We remain dedicated to the people and companies that are American agriculture from small family farmers to companies who distribute their products across the country.
While staying close to our roots, we’ve spread across the country and now operate in 48 states. We’ve also grown our products and services to keep pace with the evolving needs and risks faced by agribusinesses, manufacturers and distributors.
In addition to insuring traditional agribusinesses such as grain elevators and ag product manufacturers, we have many years of experience protecting food processors and businesses like beverage and refined fuel distributors.
We work hard to stay in front of changing environments and technologies always looking for the most convenient and cost-effective ways to provide our products and services. You have our commitment that we’ll stand beside you and help protect what matters most to you and your business for the next 100 years, too.
We Stand For You®. We always have.