Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA) members met in Kansas City in early May to discuss current challenges the crop insurance industry faces. Dave DeCapp, Senior Vice President and National Marketing Manager, Dave Kahle, Assistant Vice President and Regional Sales Manager, and Dave Benes, Assistant Vice President and Regional Sales Manager, were all in attendance along with members from crop insurance agencies and companies across the U.S.
Attendees heard from industry experts, such as Art Barnaby of Kansas State University, and Tom Zacharias of NCIS, on timely issues facing the ag and crop insurance industries. They also had the opportunity to hear Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers speak and perform.
Members participated in discussions about the regulatory affairs, legislation, and technology that is shaping the future crop insurance.
“Meeting with our fellow CIPA members was an excellent opportunity to come together with agents and other providers to hear a variety of perspectives on issues that affect all of us working in the industry," said DeCapp. "Together we are stronger in the support of crop insurance, and the impact it has on the ag economy and farmers’ lives."