Industry award: Joel Weiss, Great American Insurance Company, Lawrence, was presented with the 2011 Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award Feb. 9 at an industry convention in Indian Wells, Calif. The award is given to individuals who consistently serve the industry by providing outstanding leadership. From left are Tom Zacharias, president, National Crop Insurance Services; Weiss; and Steve Harms, Rain and Hail L.L.C. and chairman of the NCIS board of directors. Laurie Langstraat submitted the photo.