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Four Presented with
Industry Awards
Richard "Rick" Gibson, retired, Robert "Bob" Haney, Rain and Hail L.L.C., Ben
Latham, retired and Steve Rutledge, retired,
were each presented with a Crop Insurance
Industry Lifetime Achievement Award at the
2015 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention. Tim Weber, Chairman of the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Board
of Directors, and Tom Zacharias, President of
NCIS, presented the awards.

RICHARD GIBSON

Richard "Rick" Gibson began his crop insurance career as a per diem crop adjuster
in 1959, moving to full-time crop insurance
employment in 1964 as a field representative
for the Insurance Company of North America. He fully committed his time and family
to crop insurance and never looked back,
eventually starting his own company. His
desire to help the American farmer, coupled

Presenting Rick Gibson (center) his Lifetime Achievement Award were Tim Weber (left) and
Tom Zacharias (right).

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with his management and entrepreneurial
skills lead him to pioneer and lead one of the
largest crop insurance companies in the U.S.
Rick has extensive experience in the development of revenue products and start-up
companies. Over the years Rick has worked
closely with Dr. Art Barnaby, Professor of
Economics at Kansas State University and
they developed the CRC Revenue Protection Policy in the mid-1990s. Rick currently
serves as Chairman and CEO of Agro International, an international consulting company that developed and introduced revenue
crop insurance in Brazil and crop programs
in Bolivia and Paraguay with a large international grain company.
In 2008, Rick sold his second crop insurance company, Agro National, and recently
served as a Business Consultant to NAU
Country Insurance Company. During his
tenure, he has remained actively involved
in the negotiations and political implementation of the crop insurance program and
has significant involvement in the negotiations and implementation of SRA agreements with FCIC. He served as the Chairman of both the NCIS and the AACI boards
throughout his career.


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“Leg Godt,” or as the Danes would say, “Play Well” (Legos and Crop Insurance)
2014 Year in Review
Florida Hosts Industry Leaders
Four Presented with Industry Awards
Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award
Jeff Meyer Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
NCIS Hosts Committee Leaders
Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Jeff Meyer Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - NCIS Hosts Committee Leaders
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