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IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference Attracts More Than 450 Risk and Insurance Professionals

Sacramento, CA, April 9, 2015—Over 450 insurance agents, brokers, underwriters, and insurance buyers who specialize in managing or insuring farm and agribusiness risks convened in Sacramento, California, April 7–8, 2015, for the sold-out IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.

Virtually all the major providers of insurance services were represented at this premier event for the farm and agribusiness industries. The Conference opened with a panel of agribusiness industry thought leaders featuring Scott Dunn, vice president of Pan American Insurance Agency, Rick Harrison, vice president of InterWest Insurance Services, Pete Krause, senior vice president—marketing of The Zenith, and Chris Leliaert, director of Catlin US. The panel shared their perspectives on the state of the industry and emerging issues.

"The Conference brought together professionals from all segments of the agribusiness insurance and risk management community to learn and network," said IRMI Director of Training and Education Millie Workman. "Not only did they enhance their knowledge on managing and insuring the unique risks faced by agribusinesses; they were also able to gain additional knowledge and share best practices with their peers."

All Conference classes lead to obtaining and maintaining the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS™) certification, the foremost continuing education program for specialists in the agricultural and farm insurance industry.

Learn more about the IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference at and the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist certification.

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