Introduction to the Farm Insurance Series

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Our presenters will be taking you through a 4 part series all about farm insurance. Whether you are a new farm insurance broker, an underwriter or planning to become one in the future, you will find the series beneficial.

The series starts with an introduction to farm insurance, and we will gradually take a deep dive into topics such as what can and cannot be insured, what each farm building and piece of equipment looks like, and how to insure them, what information underwriters need, and why they need them. We will also explore some specific areas on managing risks and preventing losses on farms. The series will finish off on AG machinery and the future of farming with new technology available on the market!


PART 1: Intro to Farm Insurance, April 26

•  Dwellings and Outbuildings
•  Personal vs Commercial vs Hybrid
•  Livestock
•  Produce
•  Machinery
•  Farm Auto Fleet

PART 2: Risk Management & The Difference Between Grain and Livestock Farms, May 3

•  Common Types of Loss
•  Risk Management: Loss Prevention
•  Reactive System
•  Grain vs Livestock
•  Risk Management: Grain Farms
•  Risk Management: Livestock Farms

PART 3: Farm Machinery and Agricultural Equipment, May 10

•  Difference between Farm Machinery and  AG Barn Equipment
•  Types of Farm Machinery
•  Owned and Leased Farm Machinery
•  Farm Machinery Coverages
•  Blanket vs Scheduled
•  Agricultural Barn Equipment
   •  Poultry Barn
   •  Hog Barn
   •  Dairy Barn

PART 4: Technological Advances in Farming, May 27

•  Parametric Advances in Farm Insurance
•  Technological Advances in Farming

Speaker for Part 1 - 3

Ken Worsley CIP, CRM, FPT

Chief Operating Officer, Nova Mutual Insurance Company

Ken has 23 years of insurance experience in underwriting, business development, operations and leadership across many lines of business. He graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Science in Fire Protection Engineering and has obtained his CIP and CRM designation. Ken brings many years of experience in the Farm and Agri-Business segments and is excited to present the first three parts of the Farm Insurance Series. 

Speaker for Part 4

Mitchell Gusway

Mitchell Gusway CIP, CRM

Senior Business Development Specialist, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Mitchell has over nine years of experience in the P&C industry and has experience in claims, business development, and commercial product development. He was the Insurance Operation Manager at Farmers Edge where he obtained extensive knowledge of the most current farming technologies on the North American market. He is also a CIP instructor for the C11 and C13 courses with the Insurance Institute of Manitoba. 

Testimonials from participants in our March Farm Insurance Series:

“I am a new broker to farm so I found the information relevant and helpful of what to look for and ask”.
“Presenters and information was very well prepared and organized. Very good with the question times and I liked the polls as it provided more interaction”.
“The speakers provided a lot of great information and examples. I liked how in this round of webinars questions were encouraged, answered and there was discussion".


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