Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Announces Partnership With National Farmers Union in the State of Ohio

New Partnership Between Hastings Mutual and National Farmers Union in the State of Ohio Will Offer Enhanced Benefits to Members of Both Organizations

HASTINGS, MI--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, an award-winning, regional Property/Casualty insurance carrier serving the Midwest since 1885, is pleased to announce its marketing partnership with Ohio Farmers Union. Through this partnership, Hastings Mutual will serve as an endorsed insurance carrier of Farmers Union and will offer a premium discount on its farmowners insurance policies to Farmers Union members in the state of Ohio.

"We are thrilled to partner with National Farmers Union and its individual state organizations to offer increased benefits for our mutual members," said Carl Lickley, vice president of Marketing at Hastings Mutual. "This partnership will also create a unique marketing opportunity for our independent insurance agents to service new farm insurance accounts."

In addition to offering insurance expertise and a farm policy discount, the partnership between Hastings Mutual and Farmers Union in Ohio will support rural communities through farm safety training courses and materials, membership networking and educational events, community co-ops, and additional farm industry resources for mutual members of the partner organizations.

"Hastings Mutual is an outstanding insurance company that can offer top farm insurance products to our members, in addition to other great coverages including home, auto, and commercial insurance," said Roger Wise, president of Ohio Farmers Union.

"We look forward to the added resources and benefits available to our members through this strong partnership," Wise added.

This partnership also seeks to increase growth for Farmers Union's memberships in Ohio as well as continue to expand Hastings Mutual Insurance Company's presence in the region's farm insurance market. With the addition of the Ohio Farmers Union, Hastings Mutual will be able to offer top notch farm insurance products to all National Farmers Union members across the six states in which it operates.

"The Ohio Farmers Union prides itself on putting the family farmer first and Hastings' business is similarly oriented. Hastings Mutual has had an ongoing relationship for the last few years with the National Farmers Union and has been a great business partner for NFU and other states' Farmers Union organizations," Wise said.

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an award-winning, A.M. Best A+ rated, regional Property/Casualty insurance company. Hastings Mutual operates in the six Midwestern states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, was founded in 1885. Hastings Mutual writes farm, commercial, and personal lines business through a network of independent insurance agents. For more information about Hastings Mutual, or to find an agent, visit the company website at www.hastingsmutual.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

About Ohio Farmers Union
Ohio Farmers Union was established in 1934 as an organization of farmers, rural community members and consumers who share a deep commitment to maintaining family farm agriculture. They believe that a network of family-based, moderately-scaled farms can most economically, socially and environmentally responsibly provide the food, fiber and energy our nation needs, while fostering healthy rural communities and broad, diverse national economy. Their efforts are focused on their three principle basic mission areas of: legislative, grassroots advocacy; adult and youth education, and rural community development. For more information, visit the Ohio Farmers Union website at www.ohfarmersunion.org/.

Contact Information:

Vicki Loll
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
404 E. Woodlawn Ave.
Hastings, MI 49058
Phone: (269) 948-1588
Email address: vloll@hastingsmutual.com