Underserved Agent & Loss Adjuster Training Program Pilot
INCREASING THE IMPACT OF CROP INSURANCE
BY ENGAGING COMMUNITY MEMBERS DIRECTLY
USDA's RMA and IAC seek to engage with underserved agricultural communities through recruiting, training, and establishing crop insurance agents and loss adjusters.
Strategic engagement with minority-serving institutions and underserved stakeholder groups will establish a pipeline of crop insurance agents and adjusters. As a result, our goal is to increase the representation of insurance agents and loss adjusters providing service to underserved communities.
Building Resiliency is a collaborative pilot program. Joining forces with our partners—Rural Coalition, Annie’s Project, and Alcorn State University—enhances delivery efforts and ensures a lasting effect across the crop insurance sector to deliver available risk management options.
Diversity and representation are lacking in the number of insurance agents and loss adjusters
Non-utilization of agriculture insurance products beneficial to underserved agriculture communities
Need for increased risk mitigation education and outreach to underserved producers
Building Resiliency Solution
Target audience of existing agriculture producers, young professionals, and agriculture organizations
Applicants will gain education, certification, and potential placement with an agency to start work immediately
Insurance agents and loss adjusters that serve within their communities
Emphasis on the value of including people from various social and ethnic backgrounds in the crop insurance industry