From the day this company was created by farm and cooperative leaders in 1909, our sole focus has been protecting and sustaining agriculture.
Our company was started to help protect against devastating elevator fires where damages and loss could cause financial pain that rippled through agricultural and rural communities.
Over a century of support
While working with farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners for over 100 years, we developed a deep respect for their knowledge, commitment and resilience in the face of all obstacles. You can't help but get caught up in the passion and the lifestyle. And we did.
For over a century, we have learned from agriculture's hard-working people. We learned that prevention saves both dollars and heartaches. We learned that small changes could make a big difference to a farm's or an agribusiness' safety and profitability. We discovered we shared the same values and commitment toward the agricultural lifestyle. We aren't as interested in transactions as we are in developing long term, trusting relationships where we can learn about, and help, each other.
We have also watched agriculture change: new technologies, new practices, bigger equipment, better ways to grow safe, nutritious food for an expanding world. We've watched people become deeply interested in where their food comes from and overwhelmingly support farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. Farms and agribusinesses face increasing pressures: government regulations, more liabilities and litigation, environmental issues and public opinion often influenced by people and organizations that don’t necessarily know agriculture.
All the while, we've supported you. Through good times and bad, through drought and abundance, we've been there, standing with you, your family, your farms, ranches and agribusinesses.
Now we take that support to a new level. We want the country to understand who we stand beside, and why. We Stand For You.
What we stand for
We Stand For You. We also stand for: