Young worked tirelessly to obtain a degree in agriculture from Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) during the Great Depression and landed a position as a vocational ag teacher. From there, he successfully pursued a career in life insurance selling policies to teachers through Educator’s Mutual Insurance. When that company failed to deliver on its promises to return profits to its policyholders, Young saw an opportunity to create an insurance company that genuinely protected its policyholders.
After serving his country in World War II and obtaining a degree in business administration by correspondence from Texas Tech, Young met with the Texas State Board of Insurance to present his groundbreaking vision for a new insurance company that would put policy owners first. By 1946, after raising funds across Texas, he had secured funding and obtained the charter for National Farm Life.
Young then founded Ag Workers Mutual Auto Insurance two years later when policy owners declared they needed more than just life insurance. After visiting with influential people in agriculture across Texas, Ag Workers was able to insure 300 cars simultaneously to raise the $25,000 necessary to establish an auto insurance company exclusively for the state’s agricultural professionals.
Throughout its long history, the company has remained dedicated to providing policy owners with the best possible service and support. At Ag Workers Insurance, we are proud to be members of many organizations and associations that share our commitment to excellence and fairness. Join us today and participate in our journey toward a brighter future.