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Dates and Deadlines

Mark your calendar with these important dates and deadlines to help you manage your crop insurance effectively.

Crop Meeting Dates

Our crop meetings are just one way we help you keep up to date on what's happening in the industry. View our list of Illinois Winter Crop Update meetings.

Hot topics for Winter Crop Meetings

Crop Insurance Update (includes Soil Type Plus and 3 Hail Enhancements)

Doug Yoder, COUNTRY Financial Crop Agency Manager
Various COUNTRY Financial Crop Specialists

This session will include: 1) an update on changes to the Federal Crop Insurance program for 2019; 2) COUNTRY Financials new private product designed to enhance your federal crop coverage, Soil Type Plus; and 3) numerous enhancements to COUNTRY Financial’s private crop hail coverage and endorsements for 2019.

Drones (and putting our numbers to work for you)

Brad Clow, COUNTRY Financial Crop Operations Manager
John Howell, COUNTRY Financial Crop Claims Senior Adjuster
Various COUNTRY Financial Crop Claims Adjusters

Learn what an aerial view of your crops can provide (drones) and how the crop team is helping our clients identify other crop needs. Our drone program is a time saving tool for adjusters and provides security/first-hand view of damage/non-damage for the farmer.

Crop Claims Update

Brad Clow, COUNTRY Financial Crop Operations Manager
John Howell, COUNTRY Financial Crop Claims Senior Adjuster
Various COUNTRY Financial Crop Claims Adjusters

Crop Claims Update provides everything you need to know to be an informed and engaged client with COUNTRY Financial. The presentation will include COUNTRY Financial’s Claims Philosophy, Client Satisfaction Survey results, and number of experienced adjusters we have in the field to service client’s needs. It will also review the processes that are in place for working with COUNTRY Financial’s agency and underwriting teams, so that we can better serve you, our client.

Precision Ag Crop Insurance Reporting

Andrew Mizell, COUNTRY Financial Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Various COUNTRY Financial MyAgData Representatives

Learn about the technology COUNTRY Financial offers as it relates to reporting for your Federal Crop Policy via your Precision Ag Data. You have invested in Precision Ag Equipment to help analyze and manage your operation. Using this data to report for your Federal Crop policy can be more accurate and it is just another way to find value in your technology. Demo the COUNTRY Crop Mobile app. See how easy it is for you and your COUNTRY Crop Rep to utilize your farm’s data.

Market Outlook

Joe Camp, Growmark AgriVisor
Various Growmark AgriVisors

This presentation will offer a market outlook to cover the fundamental influences of U.S. and global grain production, trade, processing, and feed usage prospects for 2019. We will include discussion of AgriVisor’s grain prices outlook and marketing recommendations.


Featured Speakers

COUNTRY Financial has a team of experts ready to share these presentations with our clients and guests at each winter crop meeting. Learn more about our team.

*Additional presenters are scheduled to offer other presentations at some Winter Crop Meeting locations. Please check with the meeting host to learn more about any presentation not included on this page.

Important Deadlines

Sales Closing Deadlines

March 15: Spring seeded crops
September 30: Fall seeded crops

Acreage Reporting Deadlines

July 15: Spring seeded crops
December 15: Fall seeded crops

Production Reporting Deadlines

Spring seeded crops

February 15: Area Plans
April 29: Individual Plans

Fall seeded crops

August 31: Area Plans
November 14: Individual Plans

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