January 21, 2016

Wendell Bagwell Attains Elite Farm Certification Designation

Wendell Bagwell of Bagwell Insurance Group has achieved the On Your Side® Elite Farm Certification designation from Nationwide. Elite Farm Certification is the highest level in Nationwide’s On Your Side Farm Certification program. By invitation only, Elite Certification provides participants with direct access to Nationwide farm insurance leaders and leaders of other agricultural entities. Elite Farm Certified agents have the attention of these top farm and agribusiness decision makers at Nationwide on issues regarding its farm insurance product. They also have an opportunity to interact with leaders of highly respected agriculture organizations to gain a broader understanding of agriculture issues. These are highly committed, highly respected and extremely knowledgeable agents.

“Many farmers and ranchers are running operations that represent generations of family heritage,” said Alison Bagwell Smith, CFO. “We understand family, and are committed to helping Georgia farmers protect and pass that legacy to future generations. Agents who achieve Elite certification are able to take messages, information and ideas back to Nationwide farm insurance leaders ensuring we can provide our area with the highest level of professionalism and service and that we are positioned to help protect farmers now and into the future.”

The Elite Farm Certified designation can also help farmers and ranchers recognize agents who have made a continuing commitment to understanding the complex risks faced by the agriculture industry. Only agents who successfully complete the program will be awarded the designation, and agents must uphold annual education and service commitments to retain the Elite Certification.

“Nationwide developed this multi-level certification program to provide additional education and resources to insurance agents who have made a commitment to protecting farms and ranches,” said Eric Johnson, Agribusiness Sales VP. “We’re proud of the agents who complete the program and are excited about the level of service farmers and ranchers can expect from partnering with Elite Farm Certified agents. These agents are the best of the best.”

Bagwell Insurance Group, Inc. a proud to serve the Agribusiness community across the state of Georgia. Contact Wendell Bagwell at 770-534-1574 or visit Bagwell Insurance online at

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