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CropInsurance TODAY Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award Dean Benson was the recipient of the 2015 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Outstanding Service Award in recognition for outstanding service and outreach to small, limited resource, and socially disadvantaged farmers.  Tim Weber, Chairman of the National Crop Insurance Services Board of Directors, and Tom Zacharias, President of NCIS, presented the award at the 2015 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention. Mr. Benson has been in crop insurance for 23 years. He and his wife, Judi, started their own agency in 1999 where he worked as an agent/owner of the agency and only had three employees. In 2008, Dean sold the agency and went to work for Northwest Farm Credit Services. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Insurance Services where he oversees 45 offices throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Dean has seen significant growth in crop insurance over the years, as it has included more crops, more coverage levels, more specific pricing, the development of AGR/ AGR-Lite and now the Whole Farm Revenue Program.  He has always done what he could Presenting the award to Dean Benson (center) was Tim Weber (left) and Tom Zacharias (right). to promote and improve these programs for the benefit of the growers. Dean does not consider crop insurance agents as salesmen, but rather risk management consultants, tailoring the tools available to growers to best fit each individual situation. Dean has also made a strong presence in the Latino community. He has been involved in Spanish speaking meetings as well as hiring Hispanic individuals who have played a huge role in the communication of crop insurance with the Spanish speaking community. CROPINSURANCE TODAY® 33

Crop Insurance Today May 2015

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

“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 - “Leg Godt,” or as the Danes would say, “Play Well” (Legos and Crop Insurance)
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Four Presented with Industry Awards
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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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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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