Farm 101 - Introduction to Farm Insurance - Webinar (IISA)

Webinar, Calgary, AB Map
Date and Time: April 06, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. MT

*This is the registration page for IISA members. Please register with your local Institute office IISK, IINA


Did you know that the farming industry in Alberta is the second largest industry, second only to the oil industry?  Many farm policies are undervalued and don't have adequate coverages.  Protect yourself and your clients from unexpected and underinsured losses.

Canadian farms are unique entities requiring a combination of homeowners, commercial property and commercial liability coverage.  Distinctive products have been developed to provide the specialized coverage required for these exceptional enterprises.  Participants will learn how to recognize the differences between the residential, farm property and liability components of Farm Insurance.  Attendees will gain credibility with clients and be able to better understand and/or describe farm risks to underwriters.  In addition, you will have a greater sense of how claims are settled for the majority of farm types. Seedmen's Errors and Omissions - what is this unique coverage, how does the see growing/handling business operate and what types of risk do they bring?

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.

More detail for complex property, and liability coverages for specialty farm exposures will be followed up in the:
Farm 201 - Complex and Specialized Farms on April 13, 2023.    
Farm 301 - Business Interruption and Equipment Breakdown for Farms on April 20, 2023, it is strongly recommended to ensure you are able to address these needs with your farm clients.


Kevin Callbeck, BComm, FCIP was a National Farm Portfolio Manager for the Co-operators General Insurance and worked in the insurance industry for more than 34 years.  He's enjoyed a great variety of roles, all related to farming in both direct and indirect ways, working 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.  Freshly retired, Kevin continues to actively monitor the factors that shape farming and the implications for farmers and their insurance needs.

Dave Latham, 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 bachelors 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 MB.  Dave has worked throughout BC, 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.


Registration:     8:15 a.m.
Presentation:    8:30 - 12:45 p.m. MT

CE Credits:  AIC Course ID # 63995, 3.75 CE Hours General and Adjuster

* If you require CE credits for licensing renewal requirements in provinces other than AB, please check with your provincial licensing regulator for validity.

Registration deadline is April 4, 2023

Corporate Rate: $70 per attendee for groups of 5 or more (membership is additional for non-members).  To register with a corporate rate, please contact .

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