This week I received my schedule for the AgriCon in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted by IRMI. AgriCon for me is an insurance based conference but it doesn’t just cover insurance and making sure we know the forms to better serve you. Agricon is also a discussion about changes and laws in the industry that affect your business and how we write your insurance.
Since I earned my insurance license in Virginia I have been trying to take in as much information as I can. In my searches, I came across the AFIS Certification/Designation, which stands for Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist. Once I found it, I signed up and paid for the first course, Farm Property. It didn’t take me long to work through the course and pass the test, which left one course down and four more to go! In getting prepared to take the next course, an email came across my inbox for the AgriCon Conference. This conference offers the courses during the three days there and I can get to listen to presenters share the knowledge and experience I hope to one day have!
I knew I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to go, so I registered right away and now we are a week away from the event. I am trying to think of everything I should take with me- laptop, phone, notepad, business cards, and all the excitement to be a part of this conference. My family will also be joining me on the trip but they will get to experience other parts of Indiana. It will be our only vacation, and even though we won’t get to spend it as a family of five, I know the kids will enjoy the time with their dad as they get to explore a different state. They have been wanting to travel since we moved to Virginia and it’s like a door has been opened for them as they realize there is so much more to see outside of what was our home state of Pennsylvania.
As I wait for the next business week to pass by, I will continue to gather my supplies together, double checking my list of things I need, the list of things my family needs, and making sure I get all the notices from the Conference. Oh, and FYI, there is an app for the IRMI conferences! I have downloaded it and started to schedule my three-day trip. INDIANA HERE WE COME!!!
Be sure to check my Instagram and Facebook for pictures and highlights as the 3 days progress.