Farm Insurance 201

Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta

1110, 833 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3T5 [Map]
Date and Time: May 09, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST


Did you know that the farming industry in Alberta is the second largest industry, second only to the oil industry? Farms are becoming larger and more complex, leaving too many opportunities for gaps in coverage where exposures are missed or not well understood. Protect yourself and your clients from unexpected and underinsured losses. 

Distinctive products have been developed to provide the specialized coverages required for these exceptional enterprises.  Where Farm 101 (April 4, 2019) ends , this session begins, and provides information related to intensive livestock operations, seed growing and handling facilities, and others. You will learn how to recognize the different business interruption needs of complex farm risks to better counsel and protect client's income losses when faced with a significant loss.  You will learn more Boiler and Machinery coverages and how it can apply to a wide variety of farm types in order to convey both the exposure to farm clients and suggest a way to insure it.  You'll gain greater credibility with clients, be able to better understand and/or describe farm risks to underwriters, and have a greater sense of how claims are settled for these types of exposures on farms.

This seminar will be of interest to brokers, underwriters and claims staff not yet familiar or comfortable with these types of farms and farm products.

You will gain a better understanding of:

- Equipment Breakdown coverages including optional coverage and/or limitations related to farms of these types.

- Business Interruption, an in depth review of coverages options and how losses are settled, to recommend the coverage most suited to their needs.

- Heat Prostration for poultry risks - why the coverage is needed, but what can be done to mitigate the possibility of loss. 

- Power Interruption coverage for hog and poultry risks, and a variety of scenarios that are present on farms of this type. 

- A discussion on Hutterite colonies and the multitude of exposures that exist and the differences between these farms and non-Hutterite farms.

- Seemen's Errors and Omissions - what is this unique coverage, how does the seed growing/handling business operate and what types of risk do they bring?


Kevin Callbeck, B.Comm, FCIP
is a National Farm Portfolio Manager for the Co-operators General Insurance, and has been in the insurance industry for a little more than 30 years.  He’s enjoyed a great variety of roles, all related to farming in both direct and indirect ways, working in Claims, Loss Control, Underwriting and Product/Portfolio. Kevin was raised on a 2500 acre mixed cattle and grain farm near Turtleford, Saskatchewan, and went on to complete his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986.  Soon after joining the insurance industry, he completed first his CIP, then completed his Fellowship in 2003. His passion for the farm industry will be evident to all who witness him speaking about it.

Dave Latham, BS, FCIP, began his claims adjusting career in 1982 working for a National Independent Adjusting firm continuously until 2008, managing a number of offices for over 20 years. Dave works with Central Alberta Adjusters in Red Deer AB. Dave obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science at the University of Victoria in 1979 and attained his AIC (CIP) in 1985 and Fellowship in 1988.  Dave was an instructor for the Insurance Institute of Canada from 1988 – 2003 in Vancouver, Surrey BC and in Brandon Manitoba. Dave has worked throughout B.C. Alberta and Manitoba with a focus on Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural property and liability claims. Dave has managed offices and accounts for commercial chemical applicators throughout all three Prairie provinces for over the past ten years. Dave has also been involved in Seedman’s Liability, specialty farm (dairy, honey, organic), feed liability as well as family farm losses. Dave enjoys downhill and cross country skiing and has been a volunteer instructor in Taoist Tai Chi for the last 10 years.


Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Presentation 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:      Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta
                   1110, 833 4 Avenue SW 
                   Calgary AB

Lunch, beverages and snacks provided

CE Credits: AIC Course ID # 46714, 6 CE Hours General & Adjuster

Registration Deadline is May 3, 2019 

Please be aware that tardy arrival to or early departure from any seminar will preclude IISA from issuing a CE certificate for the seminar.


Sorry, no refunds issued. Substitution of another person is acceptable - please notify us of such changes so CE records can be adjusted appropriately. IISA reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances - in such an event, all fees will be refunded.

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