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New York Wine & Grape Foundation Announces American National as First Sponsoring Partner

Valerie Ross

Category: Press Release



Valerie Venezia-Ross

Director of Programs & Marketing

1 (518) 229-3765


New York Wine & Grape Foundation Announces American National as First Sponsoring Partner


Penn Yan NY, November 12th, 2019 - The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is pleased to announce American National’s Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company (American National) as the first ever “Sponsoring Partner” of the organization. With this commitment, American National demonstrates its continued dedication to supporting the wine and grape industry in New York state.

American National’s sponsorship will allow the New York Wine & Grape Foundation to enhance education and marketing programs including webinars, the NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting in New York City, and the business day of the B.E.V. NY conference in Rochester in 2020.  American National will be providing additional educational and risk management resources for wineries and grape growers statewide through this partnership.

“We are excited to launch this partnership with American National insurance,” said Sam Filler, New York Wine & Grape Foundation Executive Director. “Our members brought the company to our attention because they strongly praised the quality services being provided to them. We’re proud to be working with a company and team here in New York that is so dedicated to serving our industry.”

Tim Walsh, President & CEO of American National’s property & casualty companies added, “We are proud to be a leading supporter of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. Throughout our long history, American National has been committed to the success of agriculture in New York and our sponsorship aligns with our mission to serve the people involved in this industry.”

Wineries and Growers can look forward to a schedule of New York Wine & Grape Foundation educational events and programs sponsored by American National through 2020.




American National Insurance Company (American National), headquartered in Galveston, Texas, was founded in 1905 and is licensed in all states except New York. In New York, business is conducted by American National Life Insurance Company of New York, headquartered in Glenmont, New York. American National and its subsidiaries offer a broad line of products and services, which include life insurance, annuities, health insurance, credit insurance, pension products and property and casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness and certain commercial exposures. The family of companies operates in all 50 states.  American National established a dedicated property and casualty company in 1973 with American National Property And Casualty Company, Springfield, Missouri. This company serves 38 states not including New York. To better serve the unique insurance needs of the agricultural market, American National acquired the Farm Family group of insurance companies based in New York in 2001. For corporate and investor relations information, please visit American National’s website at   


About the New York Wine & Grape Foundation  The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy. We endeavor to ensure that New York State is recognized as the world's premier region for cool and cold climate viticulture. Learn more at