Crop adjusters inspect fields where an insurance claim has been made. This may be a result of weather, insects, disease or other problems. They measure fields and storage bins and discuss findings of crop loss with farmers. Additionally, they articulate company position on industry topics such as new specialty crops that need to be developed.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?:
- Complete field inspections after loss is reported by reading maps and studying aerial photos
- Measure fields and storage bins and discuss findings of crop loss with farmers
- Follow appropriate regulatory and company rules, regulations and procedures
- Perform fact-finding regarding crop damage, record information and transmit loss information to accurately determine potential indemnities
- Provide excellent service to customers
- Utilize company software to electronically transmit claims information directly from the field to corporate office
- Convey regulations and interpretations on claim situations
- Articulate company position on industry topics such as new specialty crops that need to be developed
- Effectively and efficiently manage claim workload
- Maintain knowledge of USDA Risk Management Agency rules and regulations
- Attend training sessions as directed, which are generally at the state, regional or national level
Recommended High School Courses:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, animal science, mathematics, biology and chemistry.
A high school diploma is required and an associate or bachelor’s degree in agricultural business or related field is recommended. Some states require a Claim Adjuster Proficiency Program certification and other state licenses.