Our history. Protecting what matters most for 75 years.


1947First Protection
Auto Insurance

During the first 60 days of writing business, 1,866 policies were issued with a premium of $10,247.

1948Farmers Liability
Farm Protection

Offered in July of 1948, this coverage included death of livestock, employer's liability, and relative medical 


1953Life Insurance
Financial Planning

Life insurance offered through Western Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company.

Customer Request Fire Coverage

At the request of Farm Bureau members fire coverage was added. 

1959Expanded Coverage
Inland Marine

Inland Marine insurance coverage for property that is mobile and may be high value such as jewelry, sports equipment , fines arts, antiques, or coin or stamp collections is offered for the first time 

1959Financial Strength
AM Best "Excellent" Rating

Farm Bureau Insurance has maintained an AM Best financial strength rating of "Excellent" or higher since 1959.  This means we're a financially stable company that will be there for our customers when they need us.


1961Member Financing
Farm Bureau Finance Co.
Farm Bureau Finance
Farm Bureau Finance Company formed to make financing available to Farm Bureau members on auto premiums, cars and trucks. Go to site
1962Package Policy
Country Squire

The package policy was introduced and proved to be popular with farmers.

1963Package Policy
City Squire
1963 farm bureau idaho

A companion city squire policy was offered to urban Farm Bureau members. 


25th Anniversary

A 25th Anniversary letter opener from Farm Bureau Insurance's 25th anniversary

1977Computone Analysis
Computer Age

Computone computer analysis begins of policyholders' life insurance and estate planning needs. 


1980Subsidiary Company
Western Community Insurance Co.
Western Community Insurance Company formed to sell complete line of business insurance products with all profits returned to Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Go to site
1985$20 Million
Record Growth

Farm Bureau's insurance service companies reach $20 million of written premium in conjunction with a record and award-winning membership year for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. 

New Nationwide logo
Nationwide farm Bureau

Farm Bureau's old shield logo, in use since the 1940's, is replaced with the current, nationwide Farm Bureau logo.


1990$40 Millon
Record Growth

Farm Bureau's Insurance service companies reach $40 Million of written premium 

Regional Claims Office Boise
Boise farm Bureau

New Regional Claims office opens in Boise to facilitate claims processing and enhance customer service.

1996Making Spirits Bright
Christmas in the night time skies
Christmas Night

Farm Bureau Insurance begins a longstanding sponsorship of this Pocatello holiday tradition which raises toys for less fortunate children.


2002A New Home
Pocatello Home Office
home office

The Pocatello Home Office on Tierra Vista Drive Opened in March

2003$100 Million
Production Milestone

Premiums written reach $100 Million.

2006BBB Torch award
Ethics Recognized

Farm Bureau Insurance is awarded the Better Business Bureau's "Torch Award for ethics," the most prestigious honor the BBB can bestow on an organization 

2006Top Fundraising Team
Relay for life
Relay for life

Farm Bureau Insurance receives the "Top Fundraising Team award at the Relay for Life of Pocatello event.


2010Relay for life
Top Fundraising Team, Fifth Consecutive year

Farm Bureau Insurance's Relay for life Pocatello team receives its fifth consecutive "Top Fundraising Team" award by raising $11,690 for the fight against cancer.

2010Customer Rewards
Refer A Friend, Get A Gift
The Refer A Friend, Get A Gift customer rewards program launched in 2010 as a way to say "Thank You" to our customers for their referrals. Read More!
2011Honoring Veterans
Salute to Idaho Veterans
Farm Bureau holds its first annual Farm Bureau Salute to Idaho Veterans event as a way to say "Thank You" to our veterans and active duty military personnel for their service to our country. Read More!
2018Investing in our future
Elevate Leadership Summit
Farm Bureau begins their annual sponsorship of Pocatello's Elevate Leadership Summit, an event designed to develop strong leadership within our company and across our community.Go to site!
2018Investing in our health
$3.5 Million Health Trust Donation
This donation helped provide medical care for the most vulnerable people in our community Go to Article
2018Walk our talk
Farm Bureau Trail
Farm Bureau donates land for  the "Farm Bureau trail " a key section of the Portneuf Greenway trail system. Go to Article


2020Business Practices Recognized
Demotech Star Award
Lesson than 1% of property and casualty insurance companies receive this award recognizing superior business practices and stakeholder satisfaction Go to Article
2021Best in state insurance
Forbes Award

Forbes recognizes Farm Bureau Insurance as Idaho's "Best-In-State" insurance company for homeowners insurance.

2021Making it easy to do business with us
Mobile App & Paperless Option

The Farm Bureau mobile app and Electronic Document Deliver- both of which make it easier for customers to do business with us - are made available to customers.

2021Business Practices Recognized Again
DemoTech Star Award

Farm Bureau Insurance receives the prestigious award for the second consecutive year