University of Farmers Earns Top Honors With Induction Into Training Magazine's Hall of Fame

University of Farmers Earns Top Honors With Induction Into Training Magazine's
                                 Hall of Fame

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Farmers Insurance and the University
of Farmers added to its string of prestigious honors with its induction into
Training magazine's Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held at the 2014
Training Top 125 awards in San Diego, Calif. on Feb. 3.


"As the company that believes in smart, and making our employees and agents
smarter, we are proud of this accomplishment as it culminates many years of
dedication and hard work. It not only reflects on the commitment of Farmers
Insurance to the training and development of its people but also the
tremendous effort by all of the employees of the University of Farmers over
the years," said Annette Thompson, Chief Learning Officer for Farmers

Training magazine is internationally recognized for its focus on training,
human resources, and business management professionals in all industries that
advocate training and workforce development as a business tool. It was the
37^th anniversary event by Training magazine.

Farmers earned the Hall of Fame induction by earning four consecutive top 10
finishes in the Training Top 125 as sponsored by Training magazine. One of
the insurers' biggest distinctions occurred in 2011 when the University of
Farmers took top honors and was named the #1 corporate training organization
in the world.

Joining Farmers as a Hall of Fame inductee was Verizon. No other
organizations earned Hall of Fame honors for 2014 and further reflects on the
magnitude of the accomplishment, its difficulty and prestige. The Training
magazine Hall of Fame honor is shared by a select group of members, including
Microsoft, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young, General Mills, IBM, Pfizer,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

"The University of Farmers has continually delivered world-class learning &
development solutions that support the business objectives of Farmers," stated
Ilene Haber, Head of Claims Training and Development. "The Hall of Fame is
acknowledgement to all the employees of the University of Farmers that their
efforts are important and meaningful."

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of
automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of
other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to
serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual
policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and
independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and refers to the business activities of Farmers
Group, Inc. and the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its
subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group, and provides
non-claims administrative services to the Farmers Exchanges. The Farmers
Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire
Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries
and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. For more information about
Farmers, visit its Web site at at

Contact: Luis Sahagun

SOURCE Farmers Insurance

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