FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS…Avtar Gill, Gill Insurance, Caruthers, Calif., is the recipient of the Crop Insurance Industry Outstanding Service Award in recognition for outstanding service and outreach to small, limited resource, and socially disadvantaged farmers. Steve Harms, Chairman of the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Board of Directors, and Robert Parkerson, President of NCIS, presented the award at the 2010 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention.
Avtar Gill moved from India to the United States in 1980. In 1982 he began his crop insurance career with an agency located in Fresno, California. In 1988 Mr. Gill purchased the entire book of business from this agency, moved his office to Caruthers, California where he formed Gill Insurance. Mr. Gill services each policy in person by scheduling a date and time to meet with his insureds throughout the Southern Tejon area to Northern Redding. He is best known by his colleagues and clients for his extensive knowledge in multiple-peril crop insurance as well as various aspects of the farming industry.
Mr. Gill is an active member of Congressman George Radonovich’s Ag Committee to discuss crucial water and agriculture related issues in the Central Valley. He has also accepted invitations by Senator Barbara Boxer, Congressman Jim Costa and Congressman Devin Nunes to address issues local farmers face today. Mr. Gill is an advocate for the crop insurance, calling Congressman and Senators stressing the urgency of continuing to protect farmers against nature’s disasters.
As well as Gill Insurance, Mr. Gill and his family also own a large farming operation and three retail businesses in Caruthers.
Photo Caption: Presenting the award to Avtar Gill (center) was (left) Robert Parkerson, President of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), and, Steve Harms (right), Rain and Hail Insurance L.L.C. and Chairman of the NCIS Board of Directors.