Farm Insurance: From Coverage to Loss

Success Series Seminar

Sandman Signature Langley Hotel, 8828 - 201 Street, Langley, BC, V2Y 0C8 [Map]
Date and Time: May 09, 2017 8:45am - 12pm PST

Farming is an integral part of Canada's economy that not only supplies our food but is also the base of many industries. As farms become larger and more complex they require a combination of personal, farm and commercial coverages. Protect yourself and your clients from unexpected and underinsured losses by understanding the unique products and specialized coverage required for these exceptional enterprises. Our panel of experts will provide a comprehensive overview of farm products, both personal and commercial, from the perspective of broker, underwriter and adjuster.


  • Examine what is necessary to classify an entity as a farm and the various types of farms.
  • Recognize the different components of a farm policy.
  • Identify standard and specialty farm exposures and the unique coverages available.
  • Illustrate and analyze common farm losses and how coverages apply to these losses.
  • Discuss farm industry trends.
  • Discuss unique farm-related cases.


Andrew Janzen, BCom, FCIP, FRM, CAIB, Managing Partner, Mardon Insurance Brokers (White Rock)
Andrew has 25 years of experience as a commercial insurance broker and over that time has developed a specialized book of business which includes a sizable agricultural focus. People that know him refer to him as the 'farm guy'. Andrew has received a number of recognitions during his career, including "Outstanding Business Person - Small Business" in 2008 from the White Rock/South Surrey Chamber of Commerce; and in 2009, the CIP Society of the Insurance Institute of Canada awarded Andrew the very prestigious "National Leadership Award - Established Leader".

Dodie Babos, CIP, Farm Specialist, Western General - Farm Division of Economical Insurance
Dodie has been with Western General for 44 years since joining them in 1973. Her expertise in farm insurance has been built through various roles, including underwriter assistant, farm underwriter, farm property team lead and since, 2013, she has become the Farm Specialist. In her current role, she is involved with the development of products and creating and amending farm wordings.

Pamela Black, Senior Underwriter, Western General - Farm Division of Economical Insurance
Pamela entered the insurance industry in 1988 and in the past 20 years, has been focusing primarily on farm insurance from both the broker and the underwriting side of the desk. She joined Western General in early 2016 as a senior underwriter and works closely with her team in this growing niche market.

Pamala Louttit, CIP, Vice President - Claims, Mutual Fire Insurance Company of BC
Pamala has been with Mutual Fire Insurance for 17 years in the claims department. She mentors and guides the claims team to provide exceptional customer service when it is needed most - during a loss. As Vice President - Claims, Pamala is responsible for the overall management of claims services for all lines of business in all provinces.

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 3 Technical
Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure to/from the seminar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this seminar.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 5

The price for this half-day seminar includes coffee service and light breakfast snacks.

If you have any questions or want to register a group, please contact Winnie Hon at 604.681.5491 ext.21 | 1.888.681.5491

Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.

* For manual registration please download and complete our MANUAL REGISTRATION FORM [PDF] and return it via email to Winnie Hon

Non-members: IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2018) will be added to the shopping cart at Check Out.