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2022 - Farm Agents Golf Outing & Annual Meeting - June 16-17

Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington, IL  
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Friday, June 17, 2022   iCalendar Central Standard Time

The 92nd  Annual Farm Agents Golf Outing & Annual Meeting is the fun summer event for those in the Illinois crop, farm & ag industry to come together for networking, education, golf, and an industry specific tradeshow. This event draws over 100 agents from throughout Illinois, to have fun with peers, network, obtain three hours of IL CE credit, and participate in the FAC Annual Meeting.

The Golf Outing will be held at Prairie Vista Golf Course, 502 W. Hamilton Rd., Bloomington, IL. The golf outing is limited to agents/companies registered for the Annual Meeting. Golf registration is in addition to the Annual Meeting registration. Golf format will be a scramble, with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. Forms must be received byu June 3 so we may plan for your group. If you do not have a foursome, you will be assigned one. Please contact the IIA of IL if you have any questions.

For this year's education session we are excited to be bringing in an expert in our industry, Chris Barron, who will present "Risk Management: Go Deep" in our three-hour Friday morning session. During this he will present several key factors for insurance agents to consider from a farmer’s perspective. He will provide a unique perspective on the importance of communication for ourselves personally as well as our interactions with associates, employees, and our customers. He will also shed light on managing your time.  Do you fully understand your individual capacity to ensure that you provide the best service to meet your customer’s true needs?  Finally, he will discuss the importance of “going deep” with your customers to understand the WHY behind their decisions. Are you “walking in your customer shoes” and fully understand the number's driving their decisions? Make plans to join us on Friday morning. 

Hotel Room Reservations at the DoubleTree must be made prior to May 5 to secure the discounted room rate of $124 (plus taxes, etc.) call 309-664-6446 or make your reservation online.

Exhibitors to make your booth registration, and confirm your attendees please use this registration form.  Online registration is not available for exhibits.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. To view available options and secure yours today please use this registration form.

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Barron, Chris
Barron, Chris

Chris B. Barron is the Director of Operations and President of Carson and Barron Farms, Inc. which is in Rowley, Iowa, “Northeast Iowa”. Chris graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1992 with a degree in Communications. In 1992, Chris, along with his brother-in-law took over their Pioneer Sales agency which had been run by his father for the past 22 years. Today the Pioneer agency is still an integral part of their operation. Chris has over 26 years of experience working with and understanding customer needs while at the same time steadily growing their own farming operations. Over the last 26 years, Chris has developed many decision tools to help producers improve the profitability of their operation. Most notably, he developed “Profit Manager” which is a tool used by hundreds of corn and soybean producers across the Corn Belt. Most recently, Chris has developed a new business model to assist producers with Multi-Generational Growth through the business “Ag View Solutions LLC.” Chris has implemented this plan into his own family’s farming operation with the mission of improving quality of life and maximizing profit opportunities. Chris and his wife Alissa along with their son, Shay Foulk, work as a team consulting across the country in over 12 states and Canada helping Ag businesses and farmers with multiple business decisions including business structuring, transition and succession planning, collaborations, value assessment, margin management, and peer group facilitation.