Over 100 members of the Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA) met in Kansas City in May to hear the latest crop insurance industry updates and align on current issues.
Attendees from FMH included Assistant Vice Presidents and Regional Sales Managers Dave Benes and Dave Kahle.
During the meeting, attendees participated in an array of speaker sessions, panels, and networking events. Topics ranged from growth opportunities in crop insurance to market and trade outlooks, as well as farm and rural policy issues. Attendees also met with U.S. House Agriculture Committee General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chairman Filemon Vela (D-TX), who was accompanied by five freshman House Agriculture Committee members.
Other notable speakers included National Crop Insurance Services President Tom Zacharias, Kansas State University Professor Emeritus Art Barnaby, and RMA Administrator Martin Barbre.
The information and networking opportunities at the CIPA Annual Meeting provide a valuable benefit to members like Benes.
“It’s a valuable program that shows me what’s going on in Washington and the industry,” he said. “All of the information and connections are valuable to us as an AIP; I can share it with my team.”