Crop Adjuster

The role of a crop adjuster is to inspect fields where an insurance claim has been made as a result of weather, insects, disease or other problems. Crop adjusters measure fields and storage bins and discuss findings of crop loss with farmers. Daily tasks of a crop adjuster may include conducting appraisals of damaged crops, assisting with gathering and documenting claim information, taking photos, preparing claim paperwork and communicating with policy holders.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Complete field inspections by reading maps and studying aerial photos after a loss is reported
  • Articulate company‚Äôs position on industry topics such as new specialty crops that need to be developed
  • Follow appropriate government and company rules, laws, regulations and procedures
  • Perform fact-finding regarding crop damage and record findings
  • Transmit loss information to accurately determine potential indemnities
  • Communicate with customers and maintain high levels of customer service
  • Utilize company software to electronically transmit claims information directly from the field to the corporate office
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and procedures current to your role
  • Convey regulations and interpretations on claim situations
  • 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:

  • agricultural education
  • crop science
  • mathematics
  • biology
  • chemistry

Education/Training Required:

A high school diploma is required for entry-level positions. Some states require a Claim Adjuster Proficiency Program certification and other state licenses.

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