Virginia Farm Bureau Federation®
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) is the largest nonprofit agricultural advocacy organization in Virginia. It was founded in 1926 to support the agricultural interests of Farm Bureau members through a variety of programs and services. It is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to protecting Virginia's farms. Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is part of the 6-million-member American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Virginia Farm Bureau's vision is to create an environment where agriculture can prosper to improve the lives of Virginians.
Virginia is a proud AFBF affiliate
American Farm Bureau Federation has affiliates in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
133,000 members in Virginia
Supporting local agriculture by growing membership is an annual goal.
Over 100 local Virginia offices
VFBF has a presence in both large and small communities across Virginia.
Rooted in your community.
About a fourth of VFBF members are farmers. Farm Bureau provides a variety of benefits for those members, including legislative lobbying, leadership development programs, agricultural supplies and marketing, and insurance products. It also provides every member with discounts on hotels, prescriptions, tires and more.
Farm Bureau's lobbying efforts are based on grassroots involvement by producer members, and the organization has an 85% or better success rate on the number of policy issues addressed. Some recent successes include:
- Passage of a constitutional amendment that protects landowners from eminent domain abuse.
- Defeat of the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act, which overestimated farming's impact on the bay.
- Increased funding amounts for Virginia's agricultural best management practices cost-share program to fund conservation practices on farms.
Farm Bureau also supports agricultural education through its Agriculture in the Classroom program. Since its inception in 1987, AITC has reached over 4.5 million Virginia students and provided free training and resources to more than 430,000 educators. It continues to connect over 500,000 children with information about agriculture annually.
Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company®
One of the key benefits of a Farm Bureau membership is access to its insurance products. The Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (VFBMIC) was founded in 1950 to add value to a Farm Bureau membership through access to insurance products, including affordable farmowners insurance for farmers. Today, the insurance company offers the same reliable coverage to all Virginians. It also has become known for its financial strength and stability within the industry.
Its mission is to provide personal and commercial property and casualty and life insurance products, including auto, homeowners, businessowners, liability and long-term care insurance, as well as a variety of retirement plans and annuities.
#1 Farm Insurer in Virginia
VFBMIC is the largest underwriter of farm insurance products in Virginia.
Received an A.M. Best rating of “A”
Awarded to insurance companies that demonstrate excellent financial strength.
One of Ward's 50 top insurers
Nationally recognized for stability among 3,000 U.S. insurers (2018-2022).
You are more than a policyholder. You also are a member.
Virginians who purchase insurance products through VFBMIC become members of the organization. A $40 annual membership affords you great deals and savings on a number of member benefits. And your membership dollars directly support farming and agriculture in your community and across the state.
In addition to offering its members insurance products, Farm Bureau affords all of its members a variety of benefits, including discounts on hotels, prescriptions, tires and more.