AGRICULTURAL CLAIMSCONFERENCE

April 26-27, 2022

PAGE UPDATED: 16 MAR 22

Who should attend the Ag Claims Conference:

  • Carrier Adjuster Internal and Field Staff
  • Carrier Management Staff
  • Underwriters
  • Loss Control
  • Agents/Brokers
  • Independent Adjusters
  • Independent Appraisers
  • Independent Adjusting Companies
  • Independent Management Team Staff
  • Contractors (Millwrights, etc.)

CONFERENCE INFORMATION - UPDATED

Drawing Winner for the Survey: M. Best

Conference Dates (CHANGED): 26-27 April, 2022

Conference Location: Kansas City, MO
Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150

Hotel reservations: 800-270-7711

Reservation Code: AC04042 or Ag Claims Association

Pricing

* Terms and Conditions

  • Full refunds are available until 7 April and will be processed immediately.
  • Cancellation after 7 April results in a $200 cancellation fee for the ACA's commitment for the event and venue.  The refund will be processed after conference is over.
  • There is no penalty or service charge to transfer a registration as long as the ACA is provided in a written request (i.e., email) and is sent by 6 pm CST the night before the conference.
  • There is a $50 Administrative fee for any substitutions, transfers, or additions the occur at  the conference.

PRE-CONFERENCE INFO

A note from the ACA Executive Director:

The ACA is excited to announce that we are planning for an in-person event for the 2022 Ag Claims Conference in late March or early April.  You can help shape the conference by providing your input to the ACA about the event as we look at locations, topics, and include your concerns or thoughts while we plan the event.  We understand there are plenty of differing views, opinions, and emotions regarding attending a live conference and will strive to meet the support needs of all members, presenters, and anyone interested in attending the event.  The ACA, in partnership with the venue, will ensure every possible and reasonable precaution is taken for the well-being of attendees.  The ACA takes no position on topics related to COVID and feels that vaccination is a personal choice, however the CDC recommended guidelines for activities and gatherings will be used for planning and executing the conference.  The ACA will not ask about vaccination status, testing, or COVID symptoms instead we ask that all attendees follow the guidelines based on their personal situation.  Masks should be worn by unvaccinated attendees or by anyone with personal concerns.  Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms that may be COVID related and get tested with a negative test result within 48 hours of attending the conference.  Personal responsibility is the greatest contribution to a successful Ag Claims Conference.

The agriculture claims industry experienced a much higher number of liability claims than a typical claim’s season, an opposite from the 2020 season derecho impacts on property claims.  The ACA, worked with the advisory board, sponsors, members, and industry professionals concluding a live conference is needed and best option to continue to prepare and support the agriculture claims industry.  At the same time, we are considering the addition of a blended conference that includes a virtual attendance option.  We are exploring the current interest, resources, and techniques to incorporate lessons learned from last year’s virtual conference and the two mini conferences provided during the height of the pandemic.  Due to the number of variables, resources required, and coordination – the decision regarding virtual attendance will be after the agenda is set and conference registration is open.

We know you have a choice of several events hosted annually by different organizations around the industry and the ACA strives to provide world class education, training and support that differentiates us from the others.  We look forward to the conference, your support, and growing together; we hope to see you there.  Information on providing input and your thoughts on the conference is in the panel to the left.

Julie Overdeer
ACA Executive Director

  • ● Texas CE - 15 hours approved. 

  • ● Event registration will open once a decision is made on the the location and dates; session signup will be sent separately once the agenda is finalized.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

SAVE $100 - You can save $100 on the early conference price by joining the ACA.  NOTE: Membership activation can take up to 24 hours to become effective.  You will receive an email coformation from the ACA once it is active.  The mebership price is not available until membership is activated.  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO JOIN

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Accommodations are available at the Argosy, the conference venue; the cost of accommodations is not included in the conference registration fee.  The ACA has worked a conference rate with the Argosy for the event and has set aside a block of rooms.  The ACA will monitor the number of rooms remaining in the block and can adjust to increase the block if rooms are still available.  The reservation cutoff for the ACA block of rooms at the conference rate is April 4, 2022.  We recommend making reservations early as you may cancel without penalty up to 6 pm the day prior to your scheduled arrival.  It is the responsibility of attendees to make reservations for hotel accommodations; the ACA does not make reservations as part of your reservation process.  The hotel reservations phone number is 800-270-7711.  To receive the conference rate please provide the following:

The group code is AC04042 or Ag Claims Association.

The hotel Room rate is $112.99 + 11.35% tax + $12.00 *Amenity Fee.  The approximate nightly charge will be $137.81.
*Amenity fee includes:  

  • • Basic WIFI for up to 5 devices (upgraded WIFI is available for an additional fee of $7.99 per day).
  • • 2 bottles of water.
  • • $5.00 daily food credit (must be charged back to the guest room).  Food credit may only be redeemed at Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa restaurants.  Food credit does not apply to room service, alcohol, or gratuities.
  • • Unlimited local calls.
  • • Fitness center access.
  • • Printing of airline boarding passes.
  • • Self-serve business center.

Note:  A $50 per night authorization is held for any incidentals that may be charged to the hotel room.  At time of check-out, any unused authorizations will be released by Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa; however, it is at the banks or credit card company’s discretion when the funds are released. 

Conference Provided Food and Drinks

The following is provided during the conference:

  • • A Continental Break plus entrée item (April 26-27)
  • • Lunch (April 26-27)
  • • Assorted Beverages throughout the day
  • • An afternoon snack (April 26-27)
  • • Happy Hour (April 26) - 2 hours with appetizers and drinks provided

On-site Restaurant Options

The Argosy is hopeful that more options are available as we get to the end of April; however, due to staffing challenges, the following options available on MON-WED, April 25-27, 2022.

  • • Monday: Leo’s Deli (on casino floor) – 12-8pm
  • • Tuesday & Wednesday : 99 Hops House Restaurant or Leo’s Deli  - 12-8pm

Conference Update - Updated 16 MARCH

SPONSORS

PLATINUM

Midwest Claims Service

GOLD

D.L Dravis & Associates, Inc. Claims Adjuster

Silver

All States Ag Parts
Claim Professionals Liability Insurance Company
Callan Salvage & Appraisal
Envista Forensics
Industrial Loss Consultants Inc
NOHR Wortmann Engineering
Rimkus Consulting Group

Bronze

Nederveld
JS Held
Construction Cost Consultants