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Agriculture is more than just a business for us at Nationwide. From our company’s roots to our many associates who today actively manage farms and ranches, it’s at the heart of everything we do. So as we celebrate National Ag Day this year, it’s more than just a single day of annual reflection. The day, all of its activities and the spotlight it shines on agriculture is a high point in our everyday commitment to preserving the heritage of agriculture and securing its future. 

That’s especially true in 2023. This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day, organized by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s theme is "Growing a Climate for Tomorrow," an idea that’s close to everything we do at Nationwide. As we pause to recognize the hard-working men and women of American agriculture for all they do this National Ag Day, we’re also looking ahead and doubling down on our commitment to protect your next.

Working to protect your next

With nearly a century of protecting America’s rural community, Nationwide is as committed as ever to paving the way for farmers and ranchers to succeed today and tomorrow. Today, that means providing everything from high-value information on new tools and technology, such as telematics and HAYTECH, to insurance products and services that evolve with farmers and ranchers’ changing needs. Just like the 2023 National Ag Day theme, we work every day to grow a climate for tomorrow. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary milestone for National Ag Day, we’re focusing on how to adapt and evolve to ensure our customers have what they need, when they need it.

"Nationwide has a deep heritage in agriculture. We were founded by farmers, and it’s part of our heritage," said Nationwide Agribusiness President Brad Liggett. "This year’s National Ag Day theme aligns closely with our unending respect and support for agriculture. But it’s also fundamental to our commitment to ensuring we’re evolving alongside our customers so we’re always there when, where and how they need us."

Why National Ag Day is so important to Nationwide

Our deep agricultural history cannot be overstated. But for many associates at Nationwide, National Ag Day is personal. Associates like Senior Consultant Erin Cumings also manage farms or ranches along with their work at Nationwide. That makes National Ag Day, its long heritage of raising awareness about farming and ranching, and especially the 2023 theme vitally important to both work and family life for Cumings and the many associates like her. And it exemplifies just how important agriculture is to us at Nationwide. 

"National Ag Day is a day when we can shine a light on agriculture in general," said Cumings, who alongside her husband operates a farm in central Iowa. "I love being able to bring my whole self and all of my experience and expertise to Nationwide every day."

Get ideas for how you can celebrate National Ag Day. And let’s plan how to protect your next together. Find a Nationwide Farm Certified agent or visit to get started.

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1Source: A.M Best Market Share Report 2021.