For large, integrated farms and ranches with commercial exposures. Designed exclusively for expanding farms with commercial exposures - a combination of policies into a single package.  


The AFIS program is brought to you by IRMI, International Risk Management Institute, the leader in risk management and insurance research and education for more than 30 years.

The Agribusiness and farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) is a specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of agribusiness and farms. Those who complete the five specialized courses on agribusiness and farm risk are entitled to display the AFIS certification to certify their knowledge, risk management and dedication to the industry.

Target Markets

​While we insure all types of agribusinesses, farms and
​ranches, below is a partial list of some of our most popular:

  • Agritourism
    • ​Pumpkin farms
    • Corn mazes
    • Petting zoos
  •   Beekeeping
  • Cattle
  • Custom Farming/Feeding
  • Dairy
  • Equine
  • Fruit/Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Hay
  • Nursery/Greenhouses
  • Poultry
  • Sod Farms
  • ​Orchards
  • Vineyards/Wineries

Nationwide is your farm and ranch partner.


Since each operation is different, we have packages designed for all sizes of farms and ranches, from small rural acreages and hobby farms to large commercial farming operations and food processing operations.

We start with a base package of coverages, then offer a menu of options to tailor coverages to the specific needs of your farm or ranch.

Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist

The AFIS Designation

As a leading commercial agribusiness insurer, we understand the unique product and service needs of food processing and food manufacturing operations.

Nationwide has a broad appetite for insuring food operations, from the smallest processor to multimillion-dollar businesses.


Products for you

  • A + Rated by A.M. Best
  • $195 Billion in assets
  • 85 years of experience
  • #1 Total small business insurer *
  • #1 Writer of farmowners insurance 

* Conning Strategic Study: The Small Business Sector for Property and Casualty

Small farms and rural acreages don't need the same protection as traditional farms - but that doesn't mean you don't have your own unique set of risk that aren't covered under a standard homeowner's policy.

Lou Kusay, AFIS
Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist
Nationwide Certified Farm Agent


Strength and Stability

We got your back

On Your Side Farm Certified Agents

We're committed to agriculture

To become certified, Nationwide farm agents complete a series of comprehensive training classes covering the specifics of farming operations, commonly found risk and associated coverage. An On Your Side Farm Certified agent will work with you to understand your farm or ranch operations, and will provide you with innovative and cost effective ideas to help protect your future.

Nationwide's commitment to agribusiness can be traced back to 1909 when farmers and

co-op leaders saw a need for affordable insurance for grain elevators. Since then, we have 

learned a lot about insuring farms and ranches just like yours. Today we are leaders

in agribusiness insurance ​and the number-one farm insurer of farms and ranches in the country.*

​* A.M. Best, 2013, based on direct written premiums

For traditional production farms and ranches with a state-of-the-art policy that offers a high level of property and liability protection.

Whether you are a local grower, hobby farm or a large production farm - we understand the value of insuring
​your greatest asset. We know that you work hard as a farmer and that your farm is your livlihood.

And we are dedicated to providing the coverage and services you need to keep your farm or ranch protected. We're On Your Side. 

  • Farm Owners Insurance
    • ​Including property/liability, auto, umbrella, equipment breakdown
  • Livestock Insurance
  • Equine Insurance
  • Crop Insurance