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Insurance Considerations for Farmers

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November 3, 2016

Presenter: Scott Denoon

Presenter Bio: Scott DeNoon is the Farm Product and Underwriting Manager for the Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Companies and has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry.  During his career, he has assisted agricultural operations throughout Virginia in the development of insurance, loss control and risk management programs and specializes in the design of programs for agritourism attractions.  In his current role, Scott is responsible for developing and executing profitable growth and retention strategies for Virginia Farm Bureau’s farm product lines and coordinating product development and marketing initiatives. 

Scott is a graduate of James Madison University and holds several insurance designations including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Certified Insurance Counselor, Agribusiness & Farm Insurance Specialist, Associate in Personal Insurance, and Associate in Insurance Services.  He is also recognized as a Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Instructor. 

Scott is a native of Powhatan, Virginia where he was raised in a dairy farming community.  He and his wife, Joy, currently reside in Mechanicsville, Virginia and have one daughter, Emily.                             

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The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2020-49400-32326. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or 540-231-4582. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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