We know from experience that when it comes to farming, local knowledge and a personal touch are essential. That’s why as much of our work as possible is at a local level, through our network of 300 branches and over 600 Agents.
Wherever you are, you’re never far from an NFU Mutual Agent. Our Agents understand the demands of farming and they’re close enough to give you advice and hands-on support when you need it.
Our Agents are backed up by an organisation that helps our customers respond to the unique physical, financial, regulatory and legal challenges of the farming industry. We’ve built up a lot of expertise and we see it as our job to stay ahead of change, so you know you’re talking to people who understand the challenges you face.
Many of our Agents, in addition to their role as advisers for NFU Mutual, are also representatives of their local farming union. This means we’re uniquely placed to understand the farming community’s worries and concerns. To find out more about the Agent role and our current vacancies within the network, please visit nfumutual–agencies.co.uk
Our relationship with the farming unions is one of the ways we stay in touch with the needs of farming and farmers. But it’s not the only one.
- Have relationships with leading agricultural and land-based colleges and universities
- Deliver training with accredited bodies such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), LANTRA and Qualsafe.
- Partner with organisations like the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators (IAgSA) and the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).
By working with these and other organisations, we ensure we are aware of, and responding, to the challenges that farmers face on a day-to-day basis.
We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of the farming and agricultural community and industry.
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is just one of the ways we do this. Set up in 1998, the Trust supports charitable initiatives connected with agriculture and the countryside.
We also do a great deal of work with agricultural colleges and universities. Nurturing tomorrow’s farming talent is an important part of our commitment to the farming community. To that end, we run two bursary schemes: one for undergraduates and one for postgraduates. So far our contributions have helped fund more than 20 students’ educations.
We also work hard to reduce deaths and serious injuries on farms. We’ve set up a charitable trust called the Farm Safety Foundation which is raising awareness of farm safety through its Yellow Wellies campaign.