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

Release Date: Mar 23, 2014

Dallas, TX, March 24, 2014— Over 450 insurance agents, brokers, underwriters, and insurance buyers who specialize in managing or insuring farm and agribusiness risks convened in Sacramento March 18–19, 2014, for the 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. “There are many unique risks that must be considered in insuring farm and agribusiness exposures, and the Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences offer a forum where agents, brokers, underwriters, and insurance buyers can gain the specialized knowledge and expertise they need to properly insure those exposures,” said IRMI Director of Training and Education Millie Workman. “The Conferences also offer the opportunity to network and share best practice ideas with peers in the industry.”

All of the 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. IRMI acquired the AFIS program from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal) in August 2013.

Sacramento was the first location for this Conference, with future 2014 Conferences planned for Columbus, Ohio, May 5–6; Richmond, Virginia, September 8–9; and Des Moines, Iowa, October 6–7.

Learn more about the Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference at and the AFIS Certification at

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International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is the premier authority and educator for risk management, insurance, and legal professionals. IRMI simplifies the management of risk by publishing resources for technical content and providing continuing education, certifications, and conferences. For more information, visit

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