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TODAYcrop insurance Adam Vetter Given Outstanding Service Award Presenting the award to Adam Vetter (center) was Steve Rutledge (left), Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa and Chairman of the NCIS Board of Directors, and Tom Zacharias (right), President of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS). Adam Vetter, AMS Insurance Agency, is the recipient of the 2012 Crop Insurance Industry Outstanding Service Award in recognition for outstanding service and outreach to small, limited resource, and socially disadvantaged farmers. Steve Rutledge, Chairman of the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Board of Directors, and Tom Zacharias, President of NCIS, presented the award at the 2012 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention. Adam is a third generation crop insurance agent. His father, Tom, and grandfather, Joe, worked their entire careers in crop insurance. Adam began working in crop insurance in 1997 as an independent claims adjuster while attending college at West Texas A&M. He worked in claims management for a crop insurance company before moving back to his native Arizona to join AMS Insurance Agency as a partner in 2003. AMS Insurance Agency is located in Casa Grande, Arizona, and services crop insurance for farmers in the greater Southwest. Native American farming is a major part of agriculture in the Southwest and is not taken lightly by AMS. AMS has helped Native American farmers with managing their risk through Federal Crop Insurance for over 17 years, insuring over 40,000 acres of Native American farmland. CROP INSURANCE TODAY 33

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

Commitment to Excellence
2011 Year in Review
Farming: Pessimists Need Not Apply
Leadership: NCIS Regional/State Crop Insurance Committees
NCIS Board of Directors
Insect Resistance to Bt: Is it a new threat to crop production?
Another Successful Convention
Adam Vetter Given Outstanding Service Award
Pat Flanagan Given Industry Leadership Award
Step 6-Identifying and Evaluating Alternatives: What alternatives are feasible for the future?
In Memory of John F. Ames

Crop Insurance Today May 2012