Center for Farm Financial Management

Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

Continuing Education workshop for crop insurance providers

Conference Information

The Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference is one of the largest gatherings of crop insurance agents in the Midwest. Attendees can listen to outstanding speakers address topics directly relevant to crop insurance agents and interact with over 600 other crop insurance agents.

2015 Presentations

The 2015 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference was held September 16-17, 2015 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN.

Wednesday September 16, 2015

1:00 pm Welcome

1:10 pm RMA Update: Current Crop Insurance Issues
Michael Alston, Associate Administrator, RMA, USDA

2:00 pm Grain Marketing Update
Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, University of Minnesota

2:50 pm Break

3:20 pm Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture: Present and Future
Sreekala Bajwa, Chair, Dept. of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University

3:45 pm Turbulent Times: Income Trends and Production Costs
Robert Craven, Director, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

4:10 pm Washington Update: Crop Insurance Issues
Tom Sell, Managing Partner, Combest, Sell & Associates, LLC

5:00 pm Adjourn to Reception

5:00 pm to 8:00pm Reception
Sponsored by Crop Insurance Companies and Associations

Thursday September 17, 2015

8:00 am Welcome

8:10 am The State of the Agricultural Economy
Jason Henderson, Director, Purdue Extension & Associate Dean, Purdue University

9:25 am Current Issues in Crop-Hail Production Plan and Corn, Wind & Green Snap in the North Central States: NCIS Perspective
Therese Stom, Vice President, Actuarial Applications & Insurance Filings, National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS)

9:50 am Break

10:20 am Public Perceptions of Genetically Modified Foods
Cara Cuite, Associate Research Professor, Rutgers University

11:10 am 2015 Weather and Crop Yield Outlook
Elwynn Taylor, Professor of Agronomy & Extension Climatologist, Iowa State University

Noon Adjourn



Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

  • September 14-15, 2016
  • Verizon Wireless Center
  • Mankato, MN
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