Become a Farm Certified agent with Nationwide®

On average, Farm Certified agencies who attend training in person grow their Farm direct written premium 91% in the first year after certification.1

The agriculture industry gets more complex every day, and America’s ag professionals are looking for trusted experts to help them navigate their risks and insurance options. By joining our On Your Side® Farm Certification program, you can give them a higher level of service and could grow your business.

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Become an expert who’s in demand

Invest a little time in Nationwide’s On Your Side® Farm Certification Program to:

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Increase your understanding of the agricultural landscape

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Boost your farm insurance product knowledge

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Learn how to provide basic risk assessment

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Evaluate the specific needs of large, integrated farms

3 levels increase your expertise

3 levels increase your expertise

Start with Basic training. In-person and live virtual classes cost just $150. The higher you go, the more training you’ll receive and the more perks you can expect.² Looking to take it to the next level? Master and Premier certifications require sales-goal achievements.

We’ll help you get the word out

We’ll help you get the word out

Nationwide® provides marketing resources to help you promote your Farm Certification, plus your agency and its certification level will be displayed on Farm Agent Finder for those seeking a farm agent — an ideal lead generator.

Choose how you want to learn

You can attend in person, participate in live virtual classes or, for Basic-level attendees only, view on-demand courses online. These options make it easy to fit training into your schedule — no matter how you prefer to learn or at what speed.

Data suggests, though, that agents who attend training in person see more growth in direct written premium and policies in force than those who attend virtually. That’s probably because when you attend in person, you’ll meet and build relationships with expert instructors with deep knowledge about farmers and ranchers, the ag market and our products.

Managing your Farm Certification is easy

Register for classes and pay online. You can track your class progress and sales achievements anytime.

How to register:
  • Log in to Agent Center and go to Learning Center > Farm/Ranch Learning Center.
  • You’ll land on the Learner Home page. Look for Farm Certification Training under the “Featured” section.
  • Find the session you want to attend, click the drop down and select "Add to Cart."
  • Click "Proceed to Checkout."
  • Enter your payment information and click "Submit.”

Nobody does farm agent certification like Nationwide

Get the in-depth training you need to succeed with farmers and ranchers from the company that’s been protecting them for nearly a century. We’re the largest farm insurer in the country,3 helping small farmers, giant commercial food processors and every size of ag business in between.

Bottom line: If you want to specialize in farm, it just makes sense to learn from the top farm insurance specialist around — Nationwide.

Learn more about the program

See what other agents say

Click to start, continue or finish your Nationwide Farm Certification. 

Questions? Contact your Farm Sales Manager or email a Farm Certification professional.

1 Based on Nationwide direct written premium data for Basic Farm Certified agencies. Data coverage from June 2019 – March 2020 available data.
2 Tuition and benefits for all Farm Certification levels are subject to change.
3 By direct written premium, AM Best (2020).

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