Nationwide launches video contest to promote farm safety and honor America’s farmers

Editor’s Note: The contest has been cancelled.

Nationwide, the No. 1 farm insurer*, is partnering with RFD-TV’s highly rated show, “Small Town Big Deal,” and the AgChat Foundation to launch a video contest that promotes farm safety and honors American farmers who impact their community.

The contest was inspired by farmers like Roger Cain, who passed away early this year in a grain bin accident. Cain’s daughters created a video called “Our Favorite Farmer – Roger Cain” to honor the memory of their dad and his love for agriculture. Their video became the inspiration for the Favorite Farmer Video Contest.

“We hope by sharing our dad’s story, farmers will remember their friends and family before entering a grain bin because it only takes a second for a quick check to become fatal,” said daughter Hillary Cain. “This contest highlights others who work endlessly without thanks, but continue to smile and work for the love of agriculture. Our father believed in agriculture and despite obstacles, he pushed on. He will always be our favorite farmer.”

The contest runs through April 15. To enter, contestants must create and submit a 1½ to two minute video with audio that conveys their favorite farmer’s (living or deceased) love for farming, advocacy for agriculture, commitment to farm safety and generosity to help others.

Winners will be determined by online public voting and a panel of judges.

First-place winner will be featured on an episode of “Small Town Big Deal.”

Second-place winner will receive registration and one-night hotel accommodations for two to the 2017 Cultivate & Connect Conference, courtesy of the AgChat Foundation. If the winner is a student, he or she can choose to attend either the 2017 Cultivate & Connect or the 2018 Collegiate Congress.

Five third-place winners will receive a Farm Risk Review from Nationwide.

Two honorable mentions will receive a bag of goodies from “Small Town Big Deal.”

Every entrant will receive a “Favorite Farmer” travel mug, while supplies last. For official contest rules, please visit

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