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CropInsurance TODAY FFA Proficiency Winner Knapp Boddiford, 18 of the S.E. Bulloch FFA Chapter, of Georgia was named the national winner of the Diversified Crop Production-Placement Proficiency award program at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2014, in Louisville, KY. Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience. Diversified Crop Production-Placement is one of 49 FFA proficiency award categories offered at local, state and national levels and is sponsored by National Crop Insurance Services and Crop Production Services. Knapp works on two family-owned row crop farms in Southeast Georgia. He feels fortunate to observe two types of management styles and combine them to create a new personal skill set. While his initial farm duties included trapping feral hog and picking peanuts, he now participates in custom harvesting and supervised seasonal labor. He looks forward to completing a degree in Crop and Soil Science and continuing his family's legacy of row crop production. He is supported by his parents Joe and Susan Boddiford and FFA advisors Susannah Lanier and Brian Elrick. Finalists for the Diversified Crop Production - Placement Award included (left to right): Knapp Boddiford, winner, S.E. Bulloch FFA Chapter, Georgia; Drew Miller, finalist, Chapman FFA Chapter, Kansas; Alex Stucke, finalist, Versailles FFA Chapter, Ohio; and, Daniel McCurdy, finalist, Boyd FFA Chapter, Texas. NCIS Expands INDUSTRY AWARDS VisitWebsite The NCIS industry awards were established in 2001 to honor those individuals who provide exemplary service to the industry as a whole and/or to producers. The award criteria has been changed slightly and a new award category has been added. Outstanding Service Award This award is presented to a crop insurance agent or individual outside of the industry who provides exceptional service industry-wide and outstanding outreach efforts to all farmers, especially limited-resource and/or socially disadvantaged farmers. Industry Leadership Award This award, targeted primarily to members of the NCIS regional/state cop insurance and/or NCIS standing committees recognizes individuals who are directly involved in the crop insurance industry and who consistently serve the industry by providing outstanding leadership. One award may be given to a member of a regional/state crop insurance committee and/or a member of a standing committee. Lifetime Achievement Award This new category of award will be given to those people who have 48 FEBRUARY2015 served or are currently serving in leadership capacities within the industry who exhibit(ed) outstanding leadership, guidance and knowledge to and of the crop insurance industry. Criteria for all awards are: 1. Unyielding personal and business ethics. 2. Demonstrated service above and beyond the crop insurance industry. 3. Represents themselves, their company and the crop insurance industry well. The 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, 2015, for awards to be presented at the 2016 Annual Convention. For nomination information and forms to be submitted, please visit the NCIS website at to download. If you have any questions regarding the criteria or whom is eligible for the awards, please contact Laurie Langstraat at NCIS at or 913-685-2767. '

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