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TODAYOBITUARIES In Memory Marx M. Mannberger, long-time NCIS employee, passed away on December 24, 2011, at the age of 83. Marx began his career with the Crop Hail Insurance Actuarial Association (CHIAA) in 1956 and retired from NCIS in 1998. During his tenure with NCIS he held several positions, including assistant to the director of data processing; data processing customer support; data processing administrator; and, vice president of data processing. Marx is survived by his daughter, Melanie Cravens of Dresden, TN; one son, Mike Mannberger of Greenfield, TN; three grandchildren; and, three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melia Mannberger. Under the direction of its Board of Directors, National Crop Insurance Services has developed two national awards to be given to individuals who achieve excellence in the criteria set out by the awards. The first award is the Outstanding Service Award. This award, primarily for agents, has actually been in existence since 2001 and has been awarded to several excellent individuals. The purpose of this award is to promote exceptional service industry-wide, and encourage outstanding outreach efforts to all farmers, especially limited-resource farmers, by highlighting an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service. NCIS FEBRUARY 2012 INDUSTRY AWARDS The two winners will be presented with their awards at the crop insurance industry annual convention held in February of each year. All nominations must be submitted in writing to NCIS by October 15, 2012, for awards to be given at the 2013 Annual Convention. For nomination information and forms to be submitted, please go to the NCIS website at to download. If you have any questions regarding the criteria or whom is eligible for either award, please contact Laurie Langstraat at NCIS at or 913-685-2767. The newest award established is the Industry Leadership Award. This award, targeted primarily to members of the NCIS regional/state crop insurance committees, was created to formally recognize individuals who are directly involved in the crop insurance industry and who consistently serve the industry by providing outstanding leadership. Company employees at both the field and management level are eligible to be nominated. The criteria for both awards are: 1. Strong personal and business ethics. 2. Demonstrated service above and beyond to the crop insurance industry. 3. Represents themselves, their company, and the crop insurance industry well. 24

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today February 2012

Isn't there an App for that?
Explaining the Costs of the Crop Insurance Program
NCIS Awards Two Scholarships
2012 Spring Update Conference
Commitee Sees Research First Hand
Trade Talk 2011
Retirements: Ben Latham and Steve Hams
In Memory of Patrick Flanagan
In Memory of Marx M. Mannberger
Step 5-Testing the Current Farm: Will the current farm be feasible in the future?
2011 Premiums: State Rankings
Insurable Crops: Locations & Plans

Crop Insurance Today February 2012