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Breakout Sessions and Education Tracks

Whether you are looking to fulfill CE requirements or receive updates on the industry's top trends, our breakout sessions, which begin Monday morning and continue through Wednesday, have you covered. We've also made it easy by providing specific education tracks. You can attend all classes in a specific track or mix and match to meet your interests. Many presentations and handouts will be available for download prior to the conference. Visit the schedule of events to see when classes are offered, and visit the featured speakers page to learn more about presenters.

**Take 6 hours of any Farm/Ag classes and qualify for your AFIS designation update.

Interested in perpetuation planning but want a more personal conversation? 

Schedule a 20-30 minute consultation with Carey Wallace and have a one-on-one. The conversation doesn't have to stop at the Annual Convention - reach out to KAIA to find out how else Carey can help you with a personalized agency plan.


Insuring the New Future of Agriculture: Vertical Farming

with Cheryl Koch

This session will explore how agriculture is changing to meet the food resource needs of the growing world population. The agriculture industry is using vertical farming and alternative energy strategies to respond by increasing production per acre, implementing urban renewal, taking an urban-centric approach to protect natural resources, and limiting climate impact. Coverage grants and exclusions for farmowners, commercial package, and specialty lines products will be reviewed in this session to show how today's insurance products are meeting the coverage needs for 21st century agriculture.

2 GEN (Pending)

Parametric Insurance: A New Way To Manage Weather-Related Risk

with Cheryl Koch

Parametric insurance has exploded in popularity in recent years, particularly for use cases involving weather-related risks like flooding, drought, high-wind events, and more. Learn the basics of how parametric solutions differ from traditional cover, discover the pros and cons of parametric offerings, and identify opportunity areas to incorporate parametric products into an overall risk management program for agribusiness clients.

2 GEN (Pending)

Economic Pressures and Getting Insurance Right

with Cheryl Koch

This session will explore the current economic conditions and how they affect the insurance industry. With the highest inflation rates in 40 years, do we see a slowdown? Are we in a recession? Will near-record farm commodity prices and input costs continue? Learn how to respond to these economic forces to stabilize your book of farm and ranch business. For insurers, find out how to remain or become profitable during these tough times. For agents, identify and resolve possible errors and omissions exposure due to coverage gaps and underinsurance.

2 GEN (Pending)

Building Valuation: Why Getting It Right Is So Important

with Cheryl Koch

A correct building valuation is vital to protect your policyholder or client. Obtaining and developing proper building values for a correct insurance to value is crucial to providing the appropriate structure replacement cost for the policyholder/client. Inadequate valuation of the replacement cost will be an issue when a covered loss occurs. Underinsured buildings lead to coinsurance issues as well as angry customers. This session will also cover errors found on apps, what constitutes total building square footage, and the resources available to obtain accurate information. With the continued rising costs of construction materials and labor, getting the valuation right is more important than ever.

2 GEN (Pending)

Farm Liability (AFIS 2)

with Cheryl Koch

A normal farming operation consists of such things as cultivation of soil, production of crops, raising of livestock, and other incidental operations like operating a roadside stand on the premises. One of the unique aspects of farm liability is that the farm premises can consist of a combination of residential and commercial exposures. This course looks at the various liability loss exposures present and answers the question,  “In what situations can a farmer or rancher be held legally responsible for incidents that happen on the farm premises or from products raised on the farm and later sold?”

6 GEN (Pending)

Commercial Lines
Personal Lines
Agency Management

What people say...

"If you are new to insurance, there is so much to learn. Here you get to take advantage of talking to experts in the business about so many scenarios. And, you have their contact information for future questions!"

Ashley Krueger, Producer
TouchPoint Services, Inc

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