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IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference (AgriCon)

Register Now for IRMI AgriCon Central
Des Moines, IA | September 9–11, 2024

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Choose from Two In-Person Events in 2024

You asked. We listened. Back by popular demand, IRMI will host two IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences (AgriCons) in 2024. Whether you choose to join us in San Mateo in March or Des Moines in September, you'll  have the chance to network with your colleagues, learn from industry experts, and take away practical tips and proven strategies for properly identifying and insuring farm and agribusiness exposures.

IRMI AgriCon Central
September 9–11, 2024 | Des Moines, Iowa

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IRMI AgriCon West
March 10–12, 2024 | San Mateo, California

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IRMI AgriCon Central Agenda Highlights

Farm Economic and Policy Outlook

Keynote Speaker

September 10, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Roger Cryan

Chief Economist
American Farm Bureau Federation

Navigating Operational Risk: PFAS in Agricultural Practices

September 11, 2024 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lydia Zaharia

Environmental Marketing Director
Marsh McLennan

Establishing Fleet Best Practices for Farms and Ranches: Going Beyond the Requirements

September 10, 2024 | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Brian Hammer

Senior Risk Management Consultant
Nationwide Agribusiness

Lunch and Agent Roundtable

September 11, 2024 | 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Robin Souza and Carl Morello

Discuss the various tools that are used by both insurer and agent to help identify the positives and negatives of an account, as well as how to know your market options in both the admitted and non-admitted worlds.

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3 Reasons Why You Need To Be Part of IRMI AgriCon

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Reason #1

Trending Agribusiness Insurance Topics

Dig in to hot-button issues and emerging trends such as climate change, agritainment exposures, the impact of technology, and other need-to-know topics.

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Reason #2

Sessions Led by Industry Influencers

IRMI AgriCon attracts top-tier speakers who are industry leaders and experts on agribusiness and farm risk management and insurance programs.

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Reason #3

Innovative Solutions and Practical Strategies

Take away practical strategies you can apply to your trickiest farm and agribusiness risk management challenges and proven insurance program best practices.

Renew or Pursue Your Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) Certification

You can renew your Agribusiness and Farm and Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) certification by attending IRMI AgriCon sessions. Your renewal fee is included with your Conference registration.

Want to earn your AFIS Certification?

At IRMI AgiCon, you have the unique opportunity to participate in instructor-led, interactive classroom courses that will prepare you to pass the corresponding online exams.All five of the required core courses will be presented as full-day sessions. You can attend one or two courses, and your registration fee includes the cost of the online materials and corresponding exam(s)—a $149 value per course.

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AFIS Courses at IRMI AgriCon

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AFIS 1 | Farm Property

September 10, 2024
Instructor: Cameron Rudolph

Collaborate Selflessly

AFIS 2 | Farm Liability

September 11, 2024.
Instructor: Robin Souza

Focus On Customers

AFIS 3 | Farm Auto, Workers Comp, and Umbrella Insurance

September 10, 2024
Instructor: Casey Roberts

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AFIS 4 | Special Farm Property Insurance

September 11, 2024
Instructor: Cameron Rudolph

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AFIS 5 | Miscellaneous Farm Insurance Lines

September 10, 2024
Instructor: Robin Souza

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Your AFIS Instructors

Casey Roberts

Laurus Insurance Consulting

Cameron Rudolph

Farm and Ranch Territory Manager
State Auto Insurance Companies

Robin Souza

Farm Director
Bascule Underwriting

Continuing Education Credit (CE) at IRMI AgriCon

IRMI is pleased to offer up to 13 hours of insurance continuing education (CE) credit most states, at no additional cost, for insurance, accounting, and other professionals who attend educational sessions at IRMI AgriCon and comply with our attendance verification procedures. 

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Sponsor IRMI AgriCon

IRMI AgriCon offers you an unparalleled opportunity to build your brand or reinforce your footprint in the agribusiness industry. Schedule a consultation with our Sponsor Success team and find out how you can reach your target audience at IRMI AgriCon. Become a sponsor.

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Present a Session

Speaking at IRMI AgriCon is a prestigious distinction and an opportunity to elevate your reputation in the agribusiness risk management and insurance industry. 

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Who Was Emmett J Vaughan?

A prolific writer, speaker, and consultant on insurance issues, Dr. Emmett J Vaughan, CPCU, CLU, CPIW, was a preeminent scholar with an international reputation, writing 15 books and monographs and over 200 scholarly articles. 

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