Our insurance company, Ag Workers, has a rich history dating back to 1948 when our founder, Brigham Young, visited influential agricultural people to insure 300 cars simultaneously and raise $30,000 in interest-bearing bonds to start our company.
Here's a timeline of some significant dates and events that have helped shape our company into what it is today.
May 14, 1912
William Clarence Young, the founder of National Farm Life and Ag Workers Insurance, was born in Weinert, Texas.
Young graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in ag economics and began teaching vocational agriculture.
July 19, 1935
Young married Hazel Brigham, his sweetheart to whom he had pledged his love seven years prior.
Brigham resigned from teaching and became agency supervisor for Educators Mutual, traveling half of Texas with Hazel in tow.
After serving in the army for two years, Brigham was honorably discharged and began working on his idea for a unique insurance company that would share its profits with policyowners.
March 12, 1946
The charter for National Farm Life was granted, and Brigham became one step closer to turning his idea into a reality.
Ag Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Company was founded and began writing auto insurance policies.
Both companies moved into their first real home office, the North Fort Worth Bank building in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
Grew so quickly they began experiencing growing pains. Policy services had to temporarily operate out of the lady’s restroom, and the search for a new home office ensued.
A 20-acre tract of land was purchased for a new home office and celebrated with an all-out groundbreaking ceremony, symbolizing the past, present, and future.
April 1, 1968
The new building opened for business.
Marcus Hill was promoted to Vice President after working for Ag Workers for more than a decade
Ag Workers moved into their home office at 5500 Lower Birdville Rd., Haltom City, TX.
From the early days of Young’s entrepreneurial spirit to the pivotal moments in Ag Workers’ history, our company has always strived for excellence and fairness in business. We are proud to be a member of many organizations and associations that promote these values. As we continue to grow and adapt to changes in the insurance industry, we remain committed to providing our policyowners with the best possible service and support. Thank you for being a part of our journey.