Throughout the year, CIRB will spotlight members of the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program and share about their experience in the program.
Assistant Vice President of Training & Development, Farmers Mutual Hail
Tracy Klever learned about and became interested in agriculture while growing up on a Missouri cattle farm and working for the local Farm Service Agency. She began her crop insurance career in 2004 as an underwriter and now serves as the Assistant Vice President of Training and Development for Farmer’s Mutual Hail.
As a 2018-19 Emerging Leader, Klever and her peers joined the CIRB Executive Committee in Minneapolis, MN for their quarterly meeting. “I really enjoyed hearing the federal affairs update, which meant getting a pulse on farm bill discussions and the upcoming mid-term elections,” she said. “It brought light to the importance of CIRB’s communication efforts to engage members and coalition partners through social media.”
The Emerging Leaders took their policy learnings to the Hill this month, meeting with Congressional staff and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Roberts (R-KS). “This was a great experience to help me prepare for the D.C. fly-in,” Klever added.
Klever has a Master’s in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor’s degree in biology secondary education from Graceland University. She lives in Polk City, IA with her husband and two daughters. Follow her on twitter at @TracyKlever.