AgriCon Updates

IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences (AgriCon) 
COVID-19 Updates 


The health and safety of our Conference attendees are always our top priority. We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and carefully evaluating the situation. We will keep this page up to date with the current status of our 2020 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences (AgriCon). If you have already registered, we will also contact you via email to advise you of any developments.

AgriCon Richmond | COVID-19 Update as of March 25

Given that your health and well-being, along with that of our colleagues, are our top priority, we have decided that we will not hold the IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference (AgriCon) in Richmond, Virginia. 

We understand that many of you planned to fulfill your Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) continuing education requirement by attending the Conference. We remain optimistic that we will be able to go forward with AgriCon Des Moines in September, and invite you to join us there. If that is not a viable option for you, we are also developing a "virtual Conference" that will allow you to participate remotely. Watch this page for updates.

If you already registered for the Conference, you will receive an email from our Conference Management team with details on how to apply your registration to a future event or request a refund.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation together. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.

AgriCon Sacramento | COVID-19 Update as of March 6

Based on what the medical experts are saying and the recommendation from the Hyatt, we have decided to go forward with the Conference, and we hope you will attend.

We are receiving inquiries as to whether we are going forward with next week’s Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference in Sacramento. We are carefully monitoring the travel and health issues surrounding COVID-19, specifically California’s status, and have also consulted with the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. As of now, there have been no travel restriction recommendations by the CDC, WHO, or local authorities with respect to the Sacramento area.

The Hyatt is instituting very thorough procedures to assure that sanitation in the hotel is top notch. This includes extra employee training, spraying disinfectant on surfaces commonly touched by guests, providing sanitation stations throughout the meeting and public spaces, and much more.

Only you can weigh your personal risk for traveling and attending. Although our official conference cancellation policy does not provide for a refund at this time, we are relaxing that policy for those who wish to cancel due to concerns over traveling or attending because of COVID-19. If you wish to request a cancellation, please do so using this Cancellation Request Form.

We will be back in touch with you once the Conference concludes to present options for receiving a registration fee refund or transferring your registration to another conference.

If you do cancel your Conference registration, you will also need to separately cancel your reservation at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, (916) 443–1234.

Thank you for the trust and confidence you have in IRMI. We hope to see you in Sacramento, where we have planned a terrific AgriCon for you.