Crop Insurance Today May 2014 - (Page 44)
Ready for the Year
By Mike Sieben, NCIS
How do you find out what is going on out in the country about
crop insurance? You ask the people that have the 'boots on the ground'
that work out in the country.
National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) recently held the
Regional/State Committee Chairmen's Training meeting in Overland
Park, KS, with chairmen from all corners of the United States. The
chairmen are volunteers who have recently been elected by the various committees to lead their committee in the upcoming year. The
training is an annual event that helps prepare the chairmen for official
duties. Specific instruction was provided on:
* Anti-trust overview;
* NCIS regional/state bylaws;
* Planning and conducting effective meetings and summer schools
and field days;
* How to make recommendations about policies, procedures or
* How to use the Interactive Actuarial Map (IMAP) on line;
* Crop adjuster licensing update; and
* Website training on crop sites.
A considerable amount of time was spent on letting the chairmen
Back row, (left to right): Don Hutsell, NCIS, IN/OH/MI and Southwest Committees liaison; Michael Smith, Rain and Hail, vice chairman, Southeast
Committee; Brad Veenstra; Scott Altfillisch; Chad Groen; Chad Mixdorf; Dave Hall, NCIS, NE and SD Committees liaison; Bruce Van
Loenen; and, Mark Askerooth.
Center row, (left to right): Ed Gribben; Chris Lindsay, NCIS, KY/TN Committee liaison; Loretta Sobba, NCIS, KS/OK Committee liaison; Lynnette
Dillon, NCIS, Gulf States and Southeast Committees liaison; Mike Sieben, NCIS, IL/WI and Iowa Committees liaison; Mollie Dvorak, NCIS,
East and Missouri Committees liaison; Cheryl Richmond-Witwer; Jamie Wells, ProAg, vice chairman, Missouri Committee; and, Kyle Sisk,
NAU Country, vice chairman, Southwest Committee.
Front row, (left to right): James Houx, NCIS; Mark Flohr, NCIS, CA/NV and CO/WY Committees liaison; Jordan Atkinson; Spencar Diedrich; and,
Dean Strasser, NCIS, MT and Northwest Committees liaison.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today May 2014
“...Where to now, St. Peter?”
2013 Year In Review
NCIS Celebrates Silver Anniversary
2014 Annual Convention Draws Record Numbers
Four Industry Stalwarts Presented Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dan Carothers Receives Outstanding Service Award
Kenny Shock Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Tom Vetter Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Committee Chairs Ready for the Year
Jo Anne Baker Retires Leaving NCIS
Crop Insurance Today May 2014