In mid-February, FMH leadership and members of the CIRB Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) attended the 56th Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida.
The event agenda covered a range of topics that focused on the 2020 economic outlook, hemp perspectives, crop insurance legal challenges, and changing weather patterns and risk management. In addition, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on the modern crop insurance program.
Members of the CIRB ELP program benefit especially from the opportunity to network and learn at the Annual Meeting. Zach Allsup, ELP member and FMH Assistant Vice President - Claims, spoke about how he’s benefited from being in the ELP program.
“If you want to be in the industry for a long time, you really need to understand where the policies and procedures come from, how they’re developed, and then also how you can be a part of that process,” said Allsup.
He added, “I now know more about what it takes to actually get things changed and how to be part of that progression. Experiencing this through CIRB allowed me to make more connections not only with people in the industry but people that are representing us through the House and Senate.”