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CropInsurance TODAY In Memory Irl Oaks, Jr. Irl Oaks passed away in Sun City, Ariz., on October 4, 2014, due to pneumonia complications. Irl Elahue Oaks, Jr., born in Menlo, South Dakota, on August 8, 1933, and was as unusual as his name. Although he suffered from chronic pain (post herpetic neuralgia from shingles) for the last years of his life, he never lost his corny sense of humor, his big heart or his philosophical soul. Irl served in the active Navy and received full retirement through the Navy Reserves. He completed his Bachelor's degree at Yankton College, Yankton, S. Dak., and later earned his master's from the University of South Dakota. He worked in the Alcestor, Lennox and Vermillion, S. Dak., school systems. He was a teacher, coach, principle and remained a lifetime mentor for many of his students. He was a referee for high school and college football, basketball and baseball games. He also hap- pened to pick up a job as a crop-hail adjuster to fill in the time that he was not playing golf. In 1979 Irl left South Dakota to take a full-time job with Continental Insurance Company in Overland Park, Kans., where he eventually became head of the Crop Insurance Division. During his tenure, Continen- tal became the second largest crop insurer in the U.S. Irl was active in all industry organizations, serving on many committees and boards, including chairman of the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Board of Directors in 1993-94. He was especially diligent in planning and participating in any golf tournaments or games he could scratch up. He remained a golf enthusiast and continued to play until his body gave out. Irl always looked for, and nurtured, the unique qualities he found in all people. Irl is survived by his wife Barb, who became his loving caregiver at the end of his life. He was always there for his children, Cindy (Dave) Schuler, Liz (Paul) Pfifer, Kathy (Mike) Denapoli, and yet another Irl, Irl Andrew (Andy) Oaks (Laura). He was an inspirational and thoughtful grandfather to eleven, and great-grandfather to five. With several E&O insurers leaving the market, crop agents are struggling to find professional liability coverage. Rockwood Programs can help you with comprehensive, affordable Errors and Omissions coverage that provides: * Fast track processing * Competitive rates * Wide array of liability limit options and deductibles * Multiple payment options * Identity Theft coverage at no additional cost * Underwriters at Lloyds with an "A" rating from A.M. Best Visit to find out more and download "What Crop Agents Need to Know About E&O Coverage." Or, call toll free at 877-764-4555 to speak directly to one of our knowledgeable underwriters. CROPINSURANCE TODAY® 31

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today February 2015

A Work in Progress
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection
2014 A Year of Involvement
NCIS Agricultural Research & Technology Program
Crop Insurance In Action: Art Wiebelhaus, Fordyce, Nebraska
In Memory Mike Felt
In Memory Irl Oaks, Jr.
Insurable Crops Location & Plans
FFA Proficiency Winner

Crop Insurance Today February 2015