Nationwide forms public-private partnership on food security and climate risk
Changes in weather patterns and advancements in technology present new challenges and opportunities for the modern farm.
In an effort to help the agriculture industry address these changes, Nationwide has pledged up to $2 million in funding to form the AgTech Innovation Hub in collaboration with The Ohio State University and Ohio Farm Bureau.
The AgTech Innovation Hub will promote applied research, technology transfer, the exchange of knowledge and experience, and transdisciplinary innovation in support of agricultural technology. Programs may include early-stage entrepreneurs, mature companies or producers developing new or value-added products or manufacturing processes.
At Nationwide, which was founded to help farmers, agriculture is part of our heritage. We're committed to helping agribusinesses thrive now and into the future as the hub expands.
Remote home protection
A tiny smart sensor is helping members prevent electrical fires in their homes. Nationwide is partnering with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) to distribute an electrical home monitoring system from Ting. The sensors monitor a home’s electrical network to detect issues that could lead to an electrical fire. Policyholders in South Carolina, Indiana and Missouri can receive the device at no additional charge, and the program is set to expand to additional states in the coming months.
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