FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS…Gene Grimsley, Agro National Insurance, Council Bluffs, Iowa, was presented with the Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award at the 2010 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention. This award is given to individuals who are directly involved in the crop insurance industry and who consistently serve the industry by providing outstanding leadership.

Gene has been an instrumental part of the crop insurance industry since 1972 and has helped promote and educate the merits of agricultural risk management through the utilization of crop insurance to countless agents and farmers across the United States.

After 37 years in the business and thousands of miles on the road, it is safe to say that Gene has developed a knowledge base of experience about crop insurance that few people can equal. One of the great things about Gene is that he not only understands this business, he possesses a unique ability to share and transfer that knowledge on to others.

Gene started his career with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and moved to the private industry in 1984. He has been involved with most every phase and position of the business including claims, sales, processing and management. Gene has always been willing to offer assistance and support to individuals, as well as committee work during his career. He has been involved in numerous committees over the years, and is currently the Chairman of the NCIS Public Relations Committee. Committee work is often times consuming and may go unrecognized by many. We also know that committee work has been the lifeblood of our industry. Without the commitment of individuals like Gene and their countless hours of involvement to make this a better program, it would most certainly be worse off.

Gene grew up in Harlan, Iowa, and currently lives in Council Bluffs with his wife, Shelly. He enjoys activities with his family and anything related to Iowa Hawkeye sports.

Robert Parkerson, President, National Crop Insurance Services; Gene Grimsley, Agro National Insurance; and, Steve Harms, Rain and Hail L.L.C. and Chairman of the NCIS Board of Directors.

Photo Caption: (left to right) Robert Parkerson, President, National Crop Insurance Services; Gene Grimsley, Agro National Insurance; and, Steve Harms, Rain and Hail L.L.C. and Chairman of the NCIS Board of Directors.

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