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Mar 24, 2016 - Robin Souza, CPCU, AFIS, farm and agribusiness product manager for AAIS, will lead several sessions on farm insurance at the 2016 IRMI Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences. The conferences are premier events in professional training and development for farm and agricultural insurance professionals. Attendees are able to earn credits toward certification as an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). The 2016 conferences are scheduled for April 26-28 in Sacramento, Calif...

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Jan 18, 2016 - Robin Souza, AFIS, farm and agribusiness product manager for AAIS, will teach several courses on farm insurance at the 2016 Winter Conference of the Independent Agents Association of Nebraska, Feb. 3-4 in Kearney, Neb. Robin holds numerous insurance designations, including those as Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). She also teaches for the AFIS program, and has authored its "farm foundations" course. At the Nebraska prog...

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Jan 10, 2016 - Jennifer Kautz, AFIS, was recently named senior product development specialist for farm and agricultural insurance at AAIS. Jennifer is based in Sacramento, Calif. and reports to Robin Souza, AAIS's product manager for farm and agribusiness.   Jennifer joins AAIS with nearly 12 years' experience with Allied and Nationwide as an underwriter, product analyst, and product manager for agricultural, personal, and commercial lines programs.   She began her career at Allied in 2003 as a pe...

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Nov 18, 2015 - Robin Souza, CPCU, AFIS, a well-known leader in agricultural insurance, has joined the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) as its new product manager for farm and agribusiness programs. AAIS is an insurance advisory organization that provides policy forms, rating information, and automation support for more than 700 property/casualty companies throughout the U.S. AAIS maintains forms and manuals for more than 25 lines of personal, commercial, agricultural, and inland marine i...

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Nov 16, 2015 - Robin Souza, CPCU, AFIS, a well-known leader in agricultural insurance, has joined AAIS as its new product manager for farm and agribusiness programs. Robin comes to AAIS from ACE Agribusiness, and previously served in agricultural insurance underwriting, loss control, and management positions with The Hartford, Commercial Union, CalFarm/Allied/Nationwide, Sequoia Ins. Co., and QBE. Among her many accomplishments, Robin led the implementation of a complete new farm program for Sequoia. Th...

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Nov 4, 2015 - A leading expert on the use of drones in agriculture will speak at the 2016 AAIS Main Event conference, April 24-26 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Dr. Tom McKinnon is the founder and chief technology officer of Agribotix, a firm that provides  drone-enabled technologies and services for collecting and analyzing agricultural data to increase yields while minimizing environmental impacts. Tom will be addressing how drones are being integrated into farming and agricultural enterprises, and...

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May 6, 2015 - Lisle, Ill., May 6, 2015--A national insurance advisory organization is introducing several enhancements to its program for insuring farms. The enhancements come in a series of mandatory and optional endorsements being filed in most states as components of the Farmowners Program maintained by the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). AAIS is a property/casualty advisory organization (bureau) that provides policy forms, rating information and automation support used by more...

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Jan 5, 2015 - [ACTION_PRINT_ARTICLE] A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin upholds an insurer's use of a pollution exclusion to deny defense and indemnity coverage for general liability claims arising from the contamination of well water by manure.  The case, Wilson Mutual v. Falk, concerned a farm insured by a policy based on the AAIS form GL-2, Personal Liability Coverage (Farm). The owners of the insured farm had applied liquid manure to fertilize their fields; the manure later see...

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Dec 17, 2014 -