When you become a UnitedAg member, you join an association of more than 1,000 agriculture-affiliated organizations committed to ensuring a strong and healthy ag industry. Since 1980, UnitedAg is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that meet our members’ employee benefits needs, promote their interests with lawmakers, and help them comply with legislation and regulation. We do this so members can focus on what they do best—run their business or organization successfully!
UnitedAg membership strengthens your role and voice in the ag community and helps protect your business or organization’s future. Whether through our outstanding employee benefits, education, advocacy, scholarship or other programs, our valuable networking opportunities, or our other member-focused offerings, we help our members achieve the best possible results. We also take pride in providing the highest levels of member service and support.
Knowledge is power, and at UnitedAg, we inform and educate our members about topics vital to strengthening and sustaining the ag industry. Through our various publications, email alerts, workshops, seminars, classes and webinars, we help our members advance their knowledge on key issues affecting the ag industry, such as the Affordable Care Act, immigration reform and COVID-19.
UnitedAg has developed two unique one-year leadership programs focusing on the needs of agriculture. The Emerging Leaders Academy is a personal development and leadership program offering personal and professional development, networking and relationship-building activities, and guidance from leading industry executives through an intimate speaker series exclusive to the Emerging Leaders Academy.
The WomenAg Leadership Academy is a one-year leadership program focusing on the unique needs of women in agriculture. Community leaders from across the ag space serve as mentors for the Academy. These rising leaders participate in workshops, as well as coursework designed to develop their leadership skills. The program also offers participants the unique opportunity to build an ongoing network of like-minded peers within the industry.
UnitedAg provides numerous industry-focused events involving key agribusiness decision-makers that allow members to network, learn and build their businesses. Whether it’s our highly visible Annual Meeting, our information-packed CFO-HR roundtables, Health Benefits Forums, OPS Forums or HealthChats, UnitedAg provides the perfect venue to build new relationships, while strengthening existing ones.
State and federal legislation and policy affect your business. UnitedAg supports you and your interests at the state and federal levels by ensuring that legislators and decision-makers are aware of your positions.
Since the creation of UnitedAg’s non-profit Benefit Trust health care plan in 1983, we have provided health benefits to over 3,500,000 individuals and paid over $1,335,000,000 in health, prescription, dental, vision, and life claims to participants. UABT has saved employers millions of dollars in benefit costs since the Trust’s inception. These savings, coupled with our emphasis on customer service, the ability to see any doctor, any time, and quality health care, have made this plan the premier health benefit coverage available in agribusiness today.
The Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) provides financial assistance to advance the educational goals of UnitedAg members, their employees and dependents, and their employees’ dependents. Through AEF, we have awarded over $1.6 million in scholarship monies to over 1,000 students in need of funding for college.
Staying informed is one of the best things you can do for your business. UnitedAg delivers several publications aimed at keeping you fully up-to-date about our ever-changing industry.
Our quarterly member newsletter, Benefiting YOU, focuses on issues affecting ag, including professional topics, legislative developments, new technologies to improve your business, and updates on the ACA and health care. Designed with our members’ success in mind, our publication features cutting-edge information and an easy-to-read format.
In addition to Benefitting YOU, members receive The Weekly Harvest, a weekly email newsletter featuring the latest industry news and employer resources. Members also have the option to receive additional email newsletters, including La cosecha semanal and The Sunrise.