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Building Resiliency 

 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.

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Current Barriers
  • 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

STAKEHOLDER SURVEY

We are seeking input on the current crop insurance landscape facing farmers and ranchers in underserved communities. Please fill out the Building Resiliency Stakeholder Survey.

CURRICULUM PORTALS

Contact IAC to learn more or enroll.
Julian Ledford
Risk Mitigation Specialist
julian@indianag.org

Learn more about the USDA's Risk Management Agency

This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RMA22CPT0012772.

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