Annual Meeting Archive


2016 CIRB Annual Meeting

Click on the below links to access PowerPoint presentations and audio recordings of each speaker.

February 11, 2016 Presentations:

Legislative Outlook
Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation


What to Expect from a Changing Climate
Evelyn Browning-Garriss, The Browning Newsletter
– Slides


Legal Challenges on the Horizon
Kurt Henke, CIRB Legal Counsel


Challenges Facing the World Agriculture Market
Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo
– Slides


February 12, 2016 Presentations:

RMA Update
Brandon Willis, Administrator Tim Witt, Deputy Administrator – Slides


CIRB 101
Michael Torrey, CIRB Executive Vice President
Tara Smith, CIRB Federal Affairs Vice President


Capitol Hill Outlook
Joel Leftwich, Senate Agriculture Committee


Policy Forecast 2016 and Beyond
Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics
– Slides


Thank you to everyone who attended our 53rd CIRB Annual Meeting!

Click here for the full conference program.

Click here for the 2017 Conference Attendee List

Click here for photos from the Annual Meeting, provided by AgWired.

Audio interviews:

Nicholle Renshaw, RCIS on the Emerging Leaders Program

SPONSORS

Thanks to meeting sponsors: ADM, Farmers Mutual Hail, PartnerRe, Holborn, Guy CarpenterAmerican Farm Bureau Insurance ServicesAllianz Risk Transfer, Inc. Totsch Enterprises, Inc. Munich ReRCISAgriBank, RenaissanceRe, ARMtech, AmTrust Ag, MAPFRE REMarkel Global Reinsurance.


Thank you to everyone who attended our 52nd CIRB Annual Meeting!

Click here for the full conference program.

Click here for the 2016 Conference Attendee List

Click here for photos from the Annual Meeting, provided by AgWired.

Audio interviews:

SPONSORS

Thanks to meeting sponsors: ADM, Farmers Mutual Hail, PartnerRe, Holborn, Guy CarpenterAmerican Farm Bureau Insurance ServicesAllianz Risk Transfer, Inc. Munich ReRCISAgriBankARMTech, MAPFRE REMarkel Global Reinsurance, and Renaissance Re.

 

 

Past Meeting Information

2015 CIRB Annual Meeting

Click on the below links to access PowerPoint presentations and audio recordings of each speaker.

February 5, 2015 Presentations:

What to Expect from a Changing Climate Evelyn Browning-Garriss, The Browning Newsletter

Global Agriculture Trends Steve Freed, ADM Investor Services

February 6, 2015 Presentations:

Big Data Panel: The Impact on Crop Insurance Audio of Big Data Panel:

Deb Casurella, MyAgData

Bev Paul, American Soybean Association

Policy Forecast 2015 and Beyond Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics Audio of Policy Forecast 2015 and Beyond:

Interviews at CIRB Annual Meeting with Chuck Zimmerman of AgWired: Interview with Mike Torrey, CIRB

  Interview with Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation

  Interview with Sheri Bane, COUNTRY Financial

  Interview Mike Day, RCIS

  Interview with Greg Mills, ADM

  Interview with Evelyn Browning Garriss, The Browning-Newsletter

  Interview with Deb Casurella, MyAgData

  Interview with Bev Paul, American Soybeans Association

  Interview with Jerry Hagstrom (The Hagstrom Report) and Sara Wyant (Agri-Pulse)

  Interview with CIRB’s Sarah Hubbart


2015: Charting the Course

  •  Click here for the final meeting agenda.
  •  Click here for the final 2015 attendee list.
  •  Click here for interviews with Annual Meeting speakers and CIRB leadership, provided by AgWired and sponsored by RCIS.
  •  Click here to view and download photos from the Annual Meeting.

More than 100 crop insurance leaders gathered for the 2015 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting, which ended Friday in Bonita Springs, FL. Speakers explored the “Charting the Course” theme and discussed the future of the farm safety net. The program included a policy forecast, an outlook on climate change, and a panel discussion on Big Data’s impact on crop insurance. “It is critical that decision makers understand the important role that crop insurance plays in rural America, and those of you in this room are essential to the delivery of that message,” CIRB Chair Sheri Bane said. “I am proud of how far CIRB has come and firmly believe our organization is well-equipped to chart the course for our industry into the future.” Click here to read more. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) was recognized with the 2015 Chairman’s Award, CIRB’s highest honor. Representing Illinois’ District 14, Congressman Davis serves on the House Agriculture Committee and is a champion for farmers and a strong crop insurance program. Click here to learn more.

2014: Crop Insurance Leaders Look to the FutureCIRB 50 logo

In February 2014 – just as the new farm bill was signed into law – crop insurance leaders gathered to celebrate the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau’s 50th Anniversary and discuss what the future holds for the farm safety net. Speakers shared insights on a wide variety of topics, from “Big Data” to the impact of new precision agriculture technologies. CIRB’s Chairman’s Award, the organization’s highest honor, was presented to Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), to recognize his work in building crop insurance into what it is today – the cornerstone of farmers’ risk management programs. “Today, crop insurance is the foundation of farm risk management,” CIRB Chairman Greg Mills said. “But we must remember that future policies that are put in place in Washington will have real consequences on our industry, our customers, and ultimately, the public. That’s why we must ensure that our decision makers understand the important service crop insurance provides.” Read more. 2014 Meeting Presentations can be found here.

2013: Navigating the Future of Crop Insurance2013-resort-image

Agriculture leaders emphasized crop insurance’s critical role as the cornerstone of federal farm policy during CIRB’s 49th annual meeting in February 2013. “Crop insurance is the foundation of the farm safety net,” CIRB Chairman Greg Mills said. “The past two years of devastating drought demonstrate the importance of preserving this critical risk management tool for farmers – and we must ensure that our lawmakers hear and understand this success story.” Read More. 2013 Meeting Presentations can be found here.

CIRB recognized Linda Vickers of RCIS for her years of service with the Chairman’s Award during its 2013 Annual Meeting. The current chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees sent along their congratulations to Linda by video, below. 2012: 2012 Meeting Presentations can be found here.