May 11, 2016

Announcing AgTC’s 2016 Annual Scholarship Winners

Avalon Risk Management is proud to award the 2016 Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) Scholarship to:

  • Mindy Duerst, Ioka Marketing, LLC
  • John-Michael Ruder, Omnicotton, Inc

The scholarship will allow Duerst and Ruder to attend the AgTC Annual Meeting held in Long Beach, CA on June 15-17, 2016. The scholarship funds, provided by Avalon, will be used to cover the cost of transportation and accommodations. The AgTC also waives the conference registration fee for each scholarship recipient.

To qualify, candidates must have had a minimum of 2 years experience in the agricultural logistics industry and have never attended the AgTC Annual Meeting. Candidates needed to submit an application and agree to submit an essay after attending AgTC summarizing their experience at AgTC and explaining how their attendance will benefit them and further their career goals. Avalon works closely with industry associations to support education, awareness and compliance.

Peter Friedmann, Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition notes, “The mission of the AgTC is to provide real, tangible value to agriculture exporters and importers. Our partnership with Avalon Risk Management goes far towards achieving this mission.”

The AgTC Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of agriculture and forest products transportation professionals with over 350 attendees. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the industry experts, online registration is available at

Avalon provides insurance and surety solutions to the transportation and logistics industries. Local service is provided through ten offices in major U.S. port cities and Toronto, Canada. Products include: Bonds, Marine Cargo Insurance, Professional Liability, Property & Casualty, and Executive Risk Insurance, and specialty auto programs including Truck, Courier and Paratransit Insurance.

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