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NAMIC Agricultural Risk Inspection School, July 19-21, 2016

Event Contact

Christy Hall

Christy Hall
Meeting Manager
317.876.4282

Molly Miller

Molly Miller
Meeting Coordinator
317.876.4318

General Information


The Agricultural Risk Inspection School is a popular and intensive two-and-a-half day program for loss control specialists, underwriters, managers and supervisors. Both fundamental and advanced topics are offered to meet the varying educational needs of those working in loss control today. The highlight of the school is the farm learning lab where attendees go through a hands-on inspection of an area farm.

Farm Learning Lab


The Farm Learning Lab is a popular and unique learning experience during the Agricultural Risk Inspection School. Attendees complete a mock inspection, in a small group setting, allowing in-the-field experience with the same experts teaching the educational sessions.

This year’s learning lab will be held at Flock Farms, winner of the 2015 Master Farmers Award. Flock Farms is a large grain operating farm in southern Indiana specializing in raising specialty crops, including popcorn and non-GMO soybeans. A beef cattle herd is also maintained on property by one of Flock’s employees.

“I was very impressed with the school. It was very informative and engaging, and the speakers were very knowledgeable. I am very glad that I attended.”

– Chad Osbourne, Regional Underwriting Specialist, Shelter Insurance Company

This event is Designed for:


Loss Control Specialists
Underwriters

Managers/Supervisors
Company Managers

Risk Managers
Adjusters/Inspectors

Committee Members


Chairman
Cory Weller, ALCM, CPCU
Farm Ranch Underwriting Team Manager
State Farm Insurance

Vice Chairman
Dirk Smith
Vice President, Engineering Manager
Mutual Boiler Re

Immediate Past Chairman
Dean Kerfeld, CHI
Manager, Loss Control
RAM Mutual Insurance Company

Ron Behrens, ALCM, ARe, CEA
Director of Risk Management Services
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company

Becky Deters, PFMM
Office Manager/Secretary/Treasurer
Home Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Larry Gallagher, ALCM
Corporate Loss Control Director
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Ward Henderson, CRM, CFPS
National Loss Control Manager, Special Lines
Co-operators General Insurance Company

Lisa Mundt, CPCU, ARM, AIM
Risk Control Leader
Westfield Group

Todd Richardson, CPCU, ARe, AFIS
Senior Market Underwriter
Swiss Re America

Bobbie Stokke, CPCU, ARe, AIC
Manager of Loss Control Support
Wisconsin Reinsurance Corporation

Cindy Thompson
Manager
Western Mutual Fire Company

Terry Tucker, CPCU, AU, ARM
Underwriting Supervisor
Shelter Insurance Companies

Eric Vanasdale, ARM, CPCU, ARe
Senior Loss Control Representative
COUNTRY Financial

FMC Board Liaison
Tim Koppenhaver
Vice President, Underwriting
Loudon Mutual Insurance Company

Staff Liaison
Christy Hall
Meeting Manager
NAMIC

Registration Fees


“I have to say this was one of the BEST conferences I have ever attended. I was engaged in everything that was on the agenda for each day!”

– Rebecca Johnson, Assistant Underwriter, Leenthrop Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

Registrations recieved on or before Thursday, May 19, 2016 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
May 19

After
May 20

PFMM

$550

$550

Member

$570

$670

Non Member

$770

$870

*To qualify for the PFMM Designates registration rate, you must have earned the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation and be current in the program. This discount only applies to individuals with the PFMM designation and is not transferable to others within your company.

Accommodations


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far as possible in advance of the program.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before June 20, 2016 are 100 percent refundable. After June 20, 2016, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after June 27, 2016, so please plan accordingly. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax (317) 876-6213. Cancelling a seminar registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.

Registration Confirmation


You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642.

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642. If you have any questions regarding the seminar, e-mail chall@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1082.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual for the classroom and networking sessions. Please be aware it is often chilly in meeting rooms, even in the summer, as it is difficult to regulate temperatures in large ballrooms. We recommend you wear layers in the classroom for optimal comfort. For the farm learning lab, please wear something cool and comfortable, along with closed toe shoes, as we will be at the farm for several hours. Plastic shoe coverings will be available should you want them.

Agenda


“I was extremely impressed with the presentations and materials covered in the sessions. The entire event was very well planned and professionally executed. Definitely will attend again.”

– Amy Hanes, Senior Farm Underwriter, Wayne Insurance Group

Subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, July 19

7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Registration
This is the place to pick up your name badge and seminar materials. Light snacks will be provided prior to the Welcoming Remarks.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Address

10:15 - 10:35 a.m.

Networking Break

10:35 – 11:35 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Drones

    Eric Vanasdale
    Senior Loss Control Representative
    COUNTRY Financial
    Bloomington, IL


  2. Understanding LP Gas and Its Potential Hazards

    Larry Gallagher
    Corporate Loss Control Director
    Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
    Grinnell, IA

11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Lunch Buffet

12:35 – 1:35 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Structures

    Ward Henderson
    National Loss Control Manager, Special Lines
    Co-operators General Insurance Company
    Guelph, ON


  2. Equine

1:35 – 1:55 p.m.

Networking Break

1:55 – 2:55 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Farm Electricity Systems and Hazards

    Ron Behrens
    Directors of Risk Management Services
    Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company
    Hartford, CT


  2. Farm Liability

    Bobbie Stokke
    Manager of Loss Control Support
    Wisconsin Reinsurance Company
    Madison, WI

2:55 – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Confinements

    Dean Kerfeld
    Manager, Loss Control
    RAM Mutual Insurance Company
    Esko, MN


  2. Identifying Manufactured Housing & Concerns

    Terry Tucker
    Underwriting Supervisor
    Shelter Insurance Companies
    Columbia, MO

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Free Time
Attendees can use this time to freshen up in their room, check email, or unwind, prior to the start of the Networking Reception.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
Enjoy this great networking opportunity. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.


Wednesday, July 20

7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Solid Fuel Heating

    Ward Henderson
    National Loss Control Manager, Special Lines
    Co-operators General Insurance Company
    Guelph, ON


  2. Emerging Farm Technology

    Dirk Smith
    Vice President, Engineering Manager
    Mutual Boiler Re
    Malvern, PA

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Networking Break

9:20 - 10:20 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. The Relationship Between Loss Control and Underwriting

    Lisa Mundt
    Risk Control Leader
    Westfield Group
    Westfield Center, OH

    Cory Weller
    Farm Ranch Underwriting Team Manager
    State Farm Insurance
    Bloomington, IL


  2. Renewable Energy
    Todd Richardson
    Senior Market Underwriter
    Swiss Re America
    Armonk, NY

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

Networking Break

10:40 - 11:40 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Session TBD


  2. Session TBD

11:40 a.m.

Break/Boxed Lunch Pick-Up
During this break, a boxed lunch will be available. Attendees are welcome to eat at the Marriott or on the bus on the way to the Farm Learning Lab location. Please be at the bus loading zone no later than 12:10 p.m. for departure.

12:15 p.m.

Buses Depart for Flock Farms

12:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Farm Learning Lab- Flock Farms
The highlight of the Agricultural Risk Inspection School is the opportunity for attendees to apply the knowledge gained during the educational sessions by conducting a mock inspection at a local farm. This hands-on learning opportunity provides a unique seminar experience for all. Transportation is provided.

Please Note: Shoe coverings, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer will be available. Bottled water and light snacks will also be provided.

4:40 p.m.

Return to the Hotel

5:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity


Thursday, July 21

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Session TBD


  2. Session TBD

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.

Networking Break

9:20 – 10:20 a.m.

General Session

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.

Networking Break

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Session: Test Your Knowledge
This interactive session will provide a review of the previous day’s mock inspection with photos and discussion of the areas of concern found on the farm. Committee members and speakers will be available to answer questions and provide additional feedback. Attendees will use audience-response polling technology.

Eric Vanasdale, ARM, CPCU, ARe
Senior Loss Control Representative
COUNTRY Financial

12:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourns

Session Proposals


Interested in speaking at this seminar? Submit your session proposal to Christy Hall.


Where to Stay


Seelbach Hilton

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Ph: (502) 585-3200

Hotel Overview


The Seelbach Hilton is equal parts historical landmark and architectural masterpiece. Located in the heart of downtown, The Seelbach Hilton is conveniently located within walking distance of a plethora of Louisville’s must-see restaurants and nightlife hot spots. The airport is a short 10 minutes away and is accessible by the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle. Modern amenities and the on-site restaurant and lounge make this hotel the perfect destination in Louisville for business or pleasure.

Event Hotel Rate And Cut Off Date


Rate: Each room is $139 per night single/double occupancy plus tax.

Agricultural Risk Inspection School attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Seelbach Hilton. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until June 24, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC works hard to secure a sufficient number of rooms, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. To make your reservation, contact Hilton reservations at 800-333-3399. Refer to the NAMIC rate when making your reservation.

Hotel Reservations


To make your reservation, contact Hilton reservations at 800-333-3399 or http://www.seelbachhilton.com/. Refer to the NAMIC Agricultural Risk Inspection School rate when making your reservation.

Please contact Julie Motyka if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.



Travel Information


Getting to The Seelbach Hilton

If you are traveling by car, please use your preferred mapping website for the most accurate and up-to-date driving directions.

Airport Information

The Louisville International Airport is located approximately 6 miles from The Seelbach Hilton. Airlines serving the Louisville International Airport include:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Southwest
  • United
  • US Airways

Complimentary Shuttle

The Seelbach Hilton offers a complimentary airport shuttle from 6:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. daily. Please call (502) 585-3200 to make your shuttle reservations.

Transportation Services

Estimated taxi service is $20 one way.

Several rental car agencies are located at the Louisville International Airport. For a complete list of ground transportation options, please click here.

Parking

The Seelbach Hilton offers valet parking for its guests at a rate of $27 per 24 hours. Self-parking is also available for $23 per 24 hours.

Area Attractions


Located along the Ohio River on the Kentucky-Indiana border, Louisville offers the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. Dubbed “Possibility City,” Louisville’s balance of excitement and friendliness has an inspiring effect that charms visitors from around the world.

ATTRACTIONS

  • Churchill Downs/Kentucky Derby Museum
    The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a visible part of the Louisville, Kentucky community and one of the premiere attractions in the city. Graciously welcoming over 210,000 guests through the doors each year, the Museum gives a firsthand look at the event for which Louisville is known worldwide. The Museum aims to provide a lasting impression of tradition, hospitality and pride to our many visitors.
  • Slugger Field
    Slugger Field sits on the banks of the Ohio River and is home to Louisville’s Triple-A minor league baseball team, the Louisville Bats, an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The stadium seats over 13,000 and is built from a converted historic train shed.
  • Louisville Zoo
    Adventureland Amusement Park contains over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides that can challenge the most avid amusement park enthusiasts. There are also plenty of rides for less adventurous guests including great water rides as well as a full compliment of children's rides spread throughout the park. But the entertainment doesn't stop with rides - Adventureland presents a full array of shows in the park - from live music to magic to song and dance - there's always something to suit everyone's taste. Simply the most fun you will have all year!
  • Louisville Palace
    The Louisville Palace was designed by John Eberson, a prominent architect who was known for his atmospheric theaters. The Palace opened in 1928 and has been restored to feature the ornate plasterwork and baroque décor. The theatre hosts a variety of live entertainment.
  • Locust Grove
    Locust Grove is located on 55 acres of the original 694.5-acre farm established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan in 1790. Three U.S. Presidents, Monroe, Jackson, and Taylor, were just a few of the distinguished visitors at the farm. It was a stopping point for famed explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The mansion has been restored and furnished to its original appearance and is open to the public.

MUSEUMS

  • The Louisville Slugger Museum
    The Louisville Slugger Museum is located at the manufacturing plant and headquarters of this famous company. A 120-foot steel baseball bat rests against the wall of the building. Visitors can watch bats being produced on the guided tour.
  • The Muhammed Ali Center
    The Muhammed Ali Center provides an international education and cultural center that is inspired by the ideals of its founder Muhammed Ali. The Ali Center features captivating exhibits and multi-media presentations, a five-screen orientation theater film, historic Civil Rights era media footage, video on-demand of Ali’s fights, interactive boxing fun, two changing exhibit galleries, the Children’s Hope and Dream wall, meeting and event space, a retail store and more.
  • The Speed Art Museum
    The Speed Art Museum, established in 1927, underwent changes in 2013 with a major addition to the building. It is one of Louisville’s most popular museums. The collections include 17th C Dutch and Flemish painting; 18th C French art; Renaissance and Baroque tapestries; and American painting and sculpture.

CULTURAL DISTRICTS/NIGHTLIFE

  • Bardstown Road
    Located just a few short minutes southeast of downtown Louisville, Bardstown Road is known for its numerous local restaurants, boutiques and nightlife. Home to some of the city’s top restaurants, walking Bardstown Road is the local Louisville resident’s favorite summertime activity.
  • Fourth Street Live!
    Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in the heart of historic downtown Louisville. Just a short walk from downtown hotels, waterfront park, Main Street, Slugger Field, and other major attractions, Fourth Street Live! Is your one stop shop destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping.
  • Old Louisville
    Old Louisville is home to one of the largest historic preservation districts in the nation. Visitors will find the country’s greatest collection of preserved Victorian architecture.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Interested in reaching influential loss control professionals? Consider partnering with NAMIC through our educational events. Your partnership helps keep registration fees to a minimum for member companies and make our industry stronger. Several options are available for your consideration and we are happy to create something unique to meet your needs.

For more information on sponsoring at the Agricultural Risk Inspection School, contact Aaron Lifford at (800) 336-2642 ext. 1055.










 



 



 

Frequently Asked Questions


“Excellent school--so glad I made the effort to attend. It was almost 700 miles one way but worth it.”

–Lois Eggebo, Manager, Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual

What is the suggested attire for meetings and the farm learning lab?
Business casual is suggested for all meetings and networking events. For the farm learning lab, you are encouraged to wear cool and comfortable clothes that you would not mind getting dirty along with closed toe shoes. Plastic shoe coverings will be provided.

Do I have to participate in the Farm Learning Lab?
No, it is not required that you participate but it is highly encouraged as the farm learning lab provides an additional unique learning opportunity. Participation in this off-site activity is included in your event registration. Participating in the farm learning lab requires you to ride NAMIC provided transportation as well as sign the hold harmless and indemnification form.

What registration payment options are available?
The online registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments and multiple registrations under the same payment method.

When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time you will need to forward the confirmation email to each delegate. You will receive your confirmation the quickest if you are paying online. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information.

Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to contact The Seelbach Hilton to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at The Seelbach Hilton. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until June 24, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. To make your reservation, contact Hilton reservations at 800-333-3399. Refer to the NAMIC rate when making your reservation.

What is the weather like this time of the year in Louisville?
In July, the average daytime high is 89 F with average evening lows of 70 F.


Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010 2:19:21 PM. Modified: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10:23:58 AM.

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