8:30 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Farm Coverage for Today's Farmer
Go beyond the walls and roof and understand why many farm outbuildings are improperly insured. Focus will be on the interior and equipment options on today's modern farm, agricultural, and grain facilities. We’ll also discuss how today's Internet of Things, GPS, and wireless technology will bring a new era of agriculture and the type of farmer. Explore the advent of drones, smartphone or tablet use, satellites, wireless monitoring, and broadband access (or lack thereof). Finally, over-spray pollution. Last year, dicamba became the poster child for why we need to pay attention to spray operations on the farm. This is a primer for how to prepare for this summer and the next wave of products and risk.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Issues in Workers’ Compensation for Agri-Business
This hour-long breakout session will explore important issues and current events in the agribusiness arena pertaining to workers’ compensation. Topics include: What’s new in workers’ compensation overall? What is employer’s liability? How should farms assess their workers’ compensation risks and exposures? What can producers do to assist them in this process?
Farm Coverage Insurance 101
This optional breakout session is geared for the new or inexperienced farm agent and underwriter, or those assisting in their training. We will review basic coverage and contract language to properly underwrite and sell farm insurance.
12:15 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 3:00 PM
A Walk Around the Farm: Risk Management Tour
Risk management is a value-added service that agents can and should offer. Back by popular demand! During this risk management walking tour, agents will identify hazards with a hands-on approach and offer solutions from a risk management perspective.
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Ag Equipment Fires & Electrical Fire Safety
The first portion of the class deals with the complex nature of today’s farm machinery. Some of the challenges and hurdles that need to be cleared to attain recovery through the subrogation process.The second portion of the class deals with electricity as a fire cause. High resistance connections, floating neutrals and short circuits will be discussed and demonstrated as they relate to fire causation.