Crop Insurance Today November 2013 - (Page 13)

CropInsurance TODAY VisitWebsite NCIS Adjuster Schools Big Success By Laurie Langstraat, NCIS Each year during the growing season, and all across the U.S., NCIS conducts classroom and hands-on field training for loss adjusters. The schools, which cover a wide variety of crops, are important because they ensure that all adjusters are trained on industry approved loss procedures. This provides consistency among all companies and assures farmers that their losses are adjusted accurately and fairly. The schools are run through the NCIS Regional/State Committees, and we can't thank them enough for their commitment to the educational process and in providing their time and energy to ensure each school is successful. More than 1,400 people attended a school or field day this year and each school has several people who are integral in planning, preparing and teaching at these events. With more than 200 company claims supervisors instructing or serving as a plot leader, these schools couldn't be done without them and we are grateful for their help! There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes at NCIS in the planning and preparation of these schools as well. Staff liaisons work with each of the Regional/State Committees every step of the way. From planning the agenda and securing the hotel space, to sending out the announcement bulletins and printing and shipping the school materials, everyone plays an important role. Staff members involved include: Dave Hall, Dean Strasser, Don Hutsell, Loretta Sobba, Lynnette Dillon, Mark Flohr, Mark Zarnstorff, Sherri Scharff, Mollie Dvorack, Mike Sieben, Ade- Field wheat appraisals in Stillwater, Oklahoma nir Belshe, Janet Straley, Anna Walters, Donna Bryan, Ida Barnes, Darryl Williams and Kevin Halverson. crop insurance industry's Standards of Professional Conduct and promoting program integrity. MPCI & Crop-Hail Fall-Planted Canola & Wheat School Crop-Hail Wheat & Corn School & Field Day Stillwater, Oklahoma - May 21-22 Adjusters participated in classroom training on Crop-Hail and MPCI wheat and canola loss instructions and forms, and followed it with hands-on training in the field. More than 100 adjusters attended this two-day school where they also received information on the Columbia, Missouri - June 5-6 Almost 100 adjusters and field supervisors attended this wheat and corn school where the objectives were to provide new and experienced loss adjusters training on basic CropHail loss adjustment procedures, as well as an update on recent loss adjustment changes. CROPINSURANCE TODAY® 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today November 2013

Gettin' By on Gettin' Bys...
Helping Farmers and Ranchers: Developing Risk Management Plans
NCIS Adjuster Schools Big Success
1890 Scholarship Recipients
Ten Considerations Regarding the Role of Crop Insurance in the Agricultural Safety Net
Crop Insurance In Action
Kent A. Petersen Retires
In Memory Bill Hanson

Crop Insurance Today November 2013