Food and Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Business Insurance
Companies that grow, produce, process and handle food and beverage items spend generations building trusted brands. But it only takes one mishap—one food recall, one power outage, one fire—to destroy it instantly.
For more than 85 years, our family-owned insurance brokerage has helped businesses like yours identify and manage risks. We understand the cyclical nature of your industry, the volatility of agriculture and food production, and the unique challenges you face.
Food & Agriculture Practice Leadership
Pat Williams, Managing Director
Pat brings over 20+ years of broker and risk management experience. He has helped clients manage risks in the food and agriculture industry in Ohio and beyond.
At Hylant, Pat runs a team of technically skilled service members focused on Food and Agriculture. He sits as an advisor over the complex and broad spectrum of risks and designs programs tailored to the food and agriculture industry. Pat is well-versed in food and ag-specific coverages.
While you focus on growing your business,
Hylant focuses on protecting it.
Hylant’s food and agriculture team is dedicated to this industry. Working with you to clearly understand your business goals and risks, our experts develop a custom program to address both your traditional and emerging risks—from product recalls, crisis management and cybersecurity breaches to branding and labeling concerns, supply chain challenges, climate-related issues and the following:
In addition, your Hylant team can support you with claim management and advocacy, alternative risk evaluations, program management and these essential services:
- Insurance certificate issuance
- Vendor certificate of insurance management
- Vendor compliance tracking and monitoring
- Contract reviews
- Crisis response solutions
- International travel insurance
As our client, you benefit from our close ties with the industry’s highest-rated domestic and international insurers, resulting in favorable rates, terms and conditions. Your Hylant team not only works with you to design your risk management plan but also negotiates the terms and conditions of your coverage.
Protecting all you've built and preserving your legacy is crucial whether you are a grower, processor, brewer or distributor. We have your back—no matter what.
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Case Studies: How We Help Clients
Very close to its property insurance renewal date, a large global food manufacturer was advised that their premium and capital expenditure requirements were going to amount to more than a 300% renewal increase.
Hylant expertise, creativity and industry relationships helped this client restructure its complex global property risk management program to secure affordable coverage in record time in a hard market.
When a power outage occurred and a backup generator failed to keep a barn cool, an egg and poultry farming operation lost 45,000 hens. Not only were the birds lost, but so too were the eggs that they would have produced over time.
Hylant developed a way to quantify this client's future losses and negotiated with the insurer to ensure that the farm received fair value for its business losses.
When a catastrophic fire engulfed a key food processing plant, a leading global food manufacturer was left with a large, complex property claim.
Hylant assembled an expert team to ensure the claim process advanced productively and resulted in the manufacturer recovering everything to which it was entitled.
What Our Clients Are Saying
The team at Hylant is extremely knowledgeable about farming operations and has been a great partner to Hertzfeld Poultry Farms, Inc. since 2017. They proactively respond to changes in our business, allowing us to implement protocols and measures to operate safely while managing our risk. We are grateful for their knowledge and look forward to continuing this partnership.
Thomas E Hertzfeld II
President, Hertzfeld Poultry Farms
As a growing agricultural business, we recognized we needed a change in risk management strategies. We partnered with Hylant eight years ago to guide us through this change. Their professionalism and attention to detail provided us with the confidence to grow our business. Hylant’s insight and experience in agriculture adds a level of security we struggled to discover in a complicated industry.
Owner/Manager, Bridgewater Dairy Group
Willy’s has worked with the Hylant team for the last five years in risk management for our business. They’ve spent a lot of time making sure we understood the risks associated with our operations, selecting appropriate products to mitigate risk within our budget and risk appetite. As a fast-growing company, our risk management needs seem to change rapidly, the Hylant team is proactive and helps us decide when changes need to be made to our coverage.
Chief Operating Officer, Willy’s Fresh Salsa
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