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.

2014 Presentations

Wednesday September 10, 2014

1:00 pm Welcome

1:10 pm Crop Insurance and the Farm Bill
Tim Witt, Deputy Administrator, RMA, USDA

2:25 pm Current Industry Outlook
Tom Zacharias, President, National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS)

2:50 pm Break

3:20 pm Washington Update - Crop Insurance Issues
Jennifer McPhillips, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)

4:10 pm Implications of Crop Insurance as Social Policy
Bruce Babcock, Professor, Iowa State University

5:00 pm Adjourn to Reception

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

Thursday September 11, 2014

8:00 am Welcome

8:10 am 2014 Farm Bill: How Do I Decide?
Kevin Klair, Extension Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

9:00 am Farm Bill - Supplemental Coverage Option
Nick Paulson, Associate Professor, University of Illinois

9:25 am Turbulent Times: Income Trends and Production Costs
Robert Craven, Director, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

9:50 am Break

10:20 am Grain Marketing Plans
Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, University of Minnesota

10:45 am The State of the Agricultural Economy
Dave Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech & AgriVisions LLC

Noon Adjourn



Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

  • September 10-11, 2014
  • Verizon Wireless Center
  • Mankato, MN
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