July 26-27, 2023 | Indianapolis, Ind.


Agenda subject to change without notice. All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (In EST)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration and Event Information Desk | Tuesday

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Optional Activity: Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game

After getting settled in Indianapolis, unwind and network with fellow attendees while enjoying America’s favorite pastime. Get a true Indianapolis sports fan experience by heading to Victory Field to watch the Indianapolis Indians take on the Louisville Bats. The stadium is a five-minute walk from the hotel, so it’s easy to get to and leave when you are ready. If you can’t make it to dinner before the game, don’t worry; Victory Field offers many ballpark classics – from hot dogs to peanuts to Cracker Jack – for only $1 on Tuesday nights. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to root, root, root for the home team. The cost of this activity is $35 and includes admission to the Indianapolis Indians game and $15 to spend on concession items or at the team store.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (In EST)
7:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Registration and Event Information Desk | Wednesday

8:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Sponsor Showcase | Wednesday

9:00 AM - 10:25 AM

NAMIC Welcome, Keynote Address, and Farm Learning Lab Preview

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break | 10:25 a.m.

Join us in Grand Ballroom Foyer to chat with fellow attendees, grab a bite to eat, and stretch your legs.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

General Session: Live Line Electrical Demonstration

Join SCI REMC for a live line electrical demonstration. You’ll learn about electrical safety procedures, possible hazards, and ways to mitigate risks when dealing with electricity. This unique, interactive, and exciting presentation is a sure way to spark your interest in electrical safety.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Attendee Lunch | Wednesday

12:45 PM - 12:45 PM

Buses Depart

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Farm Learning Lab

The Farm Learning Lab is a popular and unique learning experience during the Agricultural Risk Inspection School. Attendees participate in a peer-led, hands-on mock inspection of an area agricultural operation, allowing in-the-field experience with the same experts leading the educational sessions. Tuttle Orchards, a family-owned-and-operated farm located in Greenfield, Indiana, began as an operation focused on growing fruit trees. The family has since expanded the business to become an agritourism destination that offers apple picking, a corn maze, wagon rides, you-cut wildflowers, pick-your-own pumpkins, a farm store and café, and more. The orchard also hosts seasonal celebrations and various classes and workshops, including vegetable gardening, canning, and freezing.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Thursday, July 27, 2023 (In EST)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast and Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussions

7:00 AM - 4:20 PM

Registration and Event Information Desk | Thursday

7:00 AM - 4:20 PM

Sponsor Showcase | Thursday

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

A. Core Educational Session: LP Gas

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

B. Agritourism Risk Management: Reducing Liability and Safeguarding Visitors

More than 70 million people visit farms and ranches annually, and about 24 million of them are children. That’s a lot of people who are unfamiliar with the agricultural environment … and the hazards found in it. This interactive session will start with an introduction to agritourism risk management issues – including discussion on various types of agritourism activities, common causes of injury on agritourism operations, and reducing liability/leveraging coverage from liability laws – followed by an interactive discussion of real-life injuries. The session will wrap up with an introduction to strategies that can help identify risks and hazards as well as resources that can be used to help mitigate them.

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Networking Break | 9:00 a.m.

Join us in Grand Ballroom Foyer to chat with fellow attendees, grab a bite to eat, and stretch your legs.

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

A. Core Educational Session: Confinements

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

B. Educational Session: Food Safety

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Networking Break | 10:20 a.m.

Join us in Grand Ballroom Foyer to chat with fellow attendees, grab a bite to eat, and stretch your legs.

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

A. Educational Session: Topic To Be Determined

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

B. Property Loss Prevention in the Insurance Field: Solar and Wind

This session will cover solar and wind as it relates to property insurance. Attendees will learn about solar panels and how they can affect risk quality. The topic of wind will be covered in a similar format and discuss how to reduce losses relating to high-speed wind events.

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Attendee Lunch | Thursday

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

A. Biodigesters

Biodigesters are part of a gas recovery system turning animal waste into usable fuel – mainly methane gas. Biodigesters’ popularity is on the rise, mainly for their ability for farms to add another revenue stream while providing green energy, but it doesn’t mean these systems come without risks. Fires, explosions, and equipment breakdowns are all potential exposures with these systems. Proper understanding of the process, the equipment involved, and the associated hazards are critical for any farm risk program. This session will cover these relevant topics.

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

B. A Look at Rural Fire Reponses: From Staffing to Water to Public Protection Classes

Fires that occur in rural areas often present challenges that are quite different from those that happen within city limits. When fire hydrants are not available and volunteers are providing the response, small fires can quickly become catastrophic. This session will examine how various elements must come together for an effective fire response and how the response can be assisted with pre-incident planning. The session will also explore the ISO Public Protection Class program, review how it should be applied to insured properties, and discuss how grades are determined.

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Break | 1:40 p.m.

Join us in Grand Ballroom Foyer to chat with fellow attendees, grab a bite to eat, and stretch your legs.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A. Infrared Thermography – When Things are Heating Up

The use of thermal imaging and infrared thermography technology is growing in the insurance loss control survey work. During this session, attendees will gain insights into the technology, how it is being used during everyday agricultural risk surveys, what type of equipment is suitable, and the training requirements. Thermal imaging is an effective tool to help identify problems in their early stages, often before other methods can detect them. The primary use of IR on farm risk assessments is focused on electrical equipment. Practical application will be demonstrated during the farm learning lab.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

B. Precision Ag and the Next 10 Years, A Product Managers Perspective

This session is a review of the precision ag marketplace from an underwriting perspective. First, it will discuss trends in technology, climate, and efficiencies that will continue to effect coverages needs. Next, it will look at autonomy, connected devices, and the impact cyber plays. The session will wrap up with a discussion on how we can integrate IoT and loss control solutions into solutions to mitigate increasing frequency and severity.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Networking Break | 3:00 p.m.

Join us in Grand Ballroom Foyer to chat with fellow attendees, grab a bite to eat, and stretch your legs.

3:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Closing General Session


Kim Bates
Member Concierge – Member Experience



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