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Overview & History

Our Mission

UnitedAg is a member-owned, agricultural trade association dedicated to meeting its members’ employee benefit needs, promoting their interests with lawmakers and helping them comply with legislation and regulations.

Our over 1,000 agriculture affiliated member organizations network and share creative ways to transform our ever-changing industry. In order to best serve our members, we made it our mission to bring innovative healthcare solutions to agribusiness by meeting our members’ employee benefits needs, advocating for ag with lawmakers and helping members comply with regulations.

Our History

With the help of meaningful relationships, support and feedback from our members, we’ve made an instrumental impact in the agricultural healthcare industry in a powerful way. Learn about our journey from six member companies to where we are today.

1980

Six agricultural companies form the United Agricultural Association (UAA) but shortly renamed United Agribusiness League (UAL).

1983

United Agricultural Benefit Trust (UABT) is founded.

1992

UAL President William C. Goodrich participates in meeting of ag leaders in Mexico City. Of the 30 invitees, UnitedAg is the only trade association represented.

1995

UABT becomes the first multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) licensed by the California Department of Insurance.

1999

UAL Awards $27,500 in Scholarships to 10 member-affiliated students.

2000

The Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) is founded.

2002

AEF awards $30,500 in scholarships to 10 member-affiliated students.

2012

UAL launched the CFO Forum led by Kirti Mutatkar.

2013

UAL is rebranded as UnitedAg and hosts its first Health Benefits Forum.

2014

Kirti Mutatkar is appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of UnitedAg.

2015

UnitedAg surpasses $100 million in annual contributions.

2016

AEF holds its first walkathon in benefit of the AEF Foundation.

2017

UnitedAg opens its first Health & Wellness Center; partners with Teladoc Health, the largest telemedicine provider in the nation.

UnitedAg launches the WomenAg leadership Academy.

2018

UnitedAg receives the prestigious Reinventing Award from the Orange County Association for Corporate Growth.

2019

AEF establishes the Vocational Scholarship Program and awards $11,750 to 10 students in California and Arizona.

UnitedAg expands its Health & Wellness Centers throughout California.

2020

UnitedAg surpasses $200 million in annual contributions.

UnitedAg launches HealthChats, a bilingual webinar series on health-related topics that affect the industry.

2021

UnitedAg awards $81,800 to 74 students, surpassing the $1.6 million mark for educational scholarships.