Nationwide is proud to be the exclusive property-casualty insurer for nine state Farm Bureaus and two of the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives.
Our mutual company heritage dates to 1926. Ohio Farm Bureau leaders founded Nationwide more than 90 years ago to resolve a consumer problem in the interest of its members. With $10,000 of borrowed capital, they launched the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. It was owned by its member-policyholders and operated for their benefit.
The first policies were sold by volunteers who visited neighbors to enroll them with a promise of good service at a fair price. The mutual company quickly gained a reputation for delivering excellent customer value. In 1955, the company changed its name to Nationwide to avoid confusion with other Farm Bureau-operated insurance companies, and to reflect an ambitious national growth plan.
Today, Nationwide is proud to be the #1 insurer of farms and ranches in the United States.