Career Focus:

Do you enjoy helping other people learn new things? Are you a strong public speaker? Are you a whiz with Microsoft PowerPoint?

A training position might be right for you.


What is a Trainer?

A trainer teaches agents and company employees about the crop insurance program. They conduct class, either online or in-person, covering crop insurance products, rules and regulations surrounding the program, and other relevant topics.

What Will I Do?

Create, conduct, and facilitate crop insurance training programs through a variety of delivery methods including classroom, distant learning, and online modules.

Create PowerPoint presentations, fact sheets, manuals, and other instructional materials.

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of crop insurance; learn the various rules of the program and stay abreast of yearly updates.

Help build and maintain an online database of educational materials, articles, and videos.

Look ahead to help create a strategic plan for the ASNA Crop Insurance Training department over time.

What Skills Will I Need?

Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Strong consultative, project management, analytical, planning and organizational skills.

Knowledge of the design, delivery, administrative and evaluation of training and development programs.

Strong presentations skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft technologies.

Knowledge of the federal crop insurance program.

A Day in the Life of a Training Manager

Jodie is a Training Manager with AgriSompo North America. Follow along below as she walks you through a typical day in her role.


I start my day by responding to emails that I wasn’t able to get to the day prior, or that have come through after I ended my workday. I also open my calendar to remind myself of the day’s schedule and do any last-minute preparations needed for upcoming meetings or trainings.

Which tasks do you perform best in the morning and why? I work best in the mornings, so I try to conquer detail- oriented tasks during this time. In training, we supply continuing education hours for many of our crop insurance courses which require processing reports to verify attendees have met all the requirements. This involves a lot of spreadsheet data and attention to detail, so that is definitely a morning task for me.


Mid-day is reserved for a task that requires a longer period of time to complete – creating and/or updating training material, for example. Content creation could include making slides, creating fact sheets, authoring documents for our online learning management system, or researching policies for an upcoming training. This is also the part of the day when most meetings occur.

Wrapping Up the Day

My goal is to try to have a clean inbox before I stop for the day. Sometimes that happens, and I sometimes have a message or two waiting on follow-up that I take care of before I leave. Like my morning routine, I also open my calendar to do a quick refresher about items I have the next day.

What tasks do you leave until the end of the day and why? I am not at my best by mid-afternoon, so I save this time for completing reports, following up with emails that have been sent throughout the day, and doing preparation for any meetings or trainings the next day.

Interested in a career as a trainer?

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