WV Farm Bureau Magazine December 2015 - Page 6

Nationwide Stands Up for Farmers Matt Nicol Sponsor Relations Account Executive Nationwide 614-359-7342 nicolm6@nationwide.com Through Nationwide’s We Stand For You® happen. We need more young adults like Matt in this advocacy efforts, we show farmers and agribusinesses world.” that we support them — and do what’s right for the members we serve. DeMatteo was featured on Small Town Big Deal on November 12, where he shared his story and That’s why we helped create the Stand Up award received the Stand Up award. Check the show’s program to honor farmers making a difference in their website for details about where to watch. communities — farmers like Matt DeMatteo. “Partnering with the most-watched show on In collaboration with the Nationwide-sponsored a network that targets rural audiences and those Small Town Big Deal, a weekly RFD-TV program involved in agriculture allows us to tap into the that celebrates the stories of rural American life, the creativity, innovation and resourcefulness of rural award was created to highlight the great work being Americans,” says Brad Liggett, Agribusiness done by farmers across the nation. president for Nationwide. “And highlighting the work of individuals like Matt DeMatteo is just one of the Promoted on Small Town Big Deal throughout ways we continue to stand for our members and for 2014, community members could nominate Stand the entire agricultural community.” Up award recipients online. Of the more than 300 nominations received, DeMatteo’s story struck a Nationwide and the Nationwide N and Eagle chord. are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. We Stand For You is a service mark of For the 23-year-old resident of New Philadelphia, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company. © Ohio, farming was a lifelong dream. After graduating 2015 Nationwide. from Ohio State, he returned to the family