Activity on the 2012 Farm Bill is already in the works. On Capitol Hill, the agriculture committees have turned up the dial on dialogue about moving new dairy proposals, but the industry remains divided on key issues. Now more than ever, legislators need to hear directly from the business leaders who run the nation's dairy processing companies.
Bring your voice to Capitol Hill this summer and attend IDFA's Washington Conference, June 22 and 23, in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open.
"We encourage all members to take advantage of the rare opportunities for access and networking that Washington Conference offers," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "There are over 100 new members of Congress, and they need to hear your views on dairy policy and other key issues that have a direct impact on the success of your businesses and the welfare of your employees."
This year's conference will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, conveniently located on Capitol Hill and close to many major Washington attractions. The conference program will offer a briefing on pending legislation that will affect dairy processors, exclusive insight from Washington insiders and opportunities to network with members of Congress and administration officials.
New this year, the program will include a fun side trip to spectacular Nationals Park where the Nats will take on the Seattle Mariners. Seated in a luxury suite, attendees will enjoy a festive dinner while networking and relaxing after a busy day on Capitol Hill.
Back by popular demand, the Family Fun Program will offer even more fun for spouses and kids. Highlights of this year's program include a tour of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and a trip to the Washington Monument, the highest point in Washington, for breathtaking views and photos.
Whether participating in the conference or the family program, everyone will meet in Upper Senate Park to close the conference at the 29th Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party. Attendees will get a chance to taste the latest flavors while thousands of Hill staffers and legislators join in to kick off the summer season with the nation's coolest treat.
IDFA urges members to register today to take advantage of IDFA's special hotel room rate and begin making plans.
Members with questions regarding the conference agenda may contact Ashley Burch, IDFA assistant director of political programs, at email@example.com or (202) 220-3534.
For information about registration or hotel reservations, contact MacKenzie Costello, IDFA meetings registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 220-3536.