2017 Irrigation Association Fly-In

Held in partnership with the National Ground Water Association and the Water Quality Association, the 2017 Fly-in will connect you with your legislators as you help secure the Irrigation Association’s legislative priorities for 2017. 


This fly-in will cover all topics relating to irrigation, including the:   

  • Farm bill.
  • WaterSense authorization.
  • Water Infrastructure Investments.

Fly-In Registration 

Registration for the 2017 Fly-in is free and open to any IA member. However, you are responsible for your hotel room, taxes and incidentals. The room block for this year’s fly-in is at the historic Watergate Hotel. For more information, please contact Government and Public Affairs Director John Farner or Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager Elizabeth McCartney.  

To register, please fill out this form.          


Schedule of Events 

March 7, 2017  



9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  


Breakfast and Irrigation-Specific Meetings          


11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  


Registration for Joint Event  


12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.  


Lunch With Keynote Speaker  


1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  




1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  


Speakers on Water and Tax Issues  


2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  


Session: “How to Lobby”  


3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  


The Honorable Dick Gephardt, Former Minority Leader  


3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  




3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  


Breakout Into Associations for Issue Discussions  


5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  


Travel to U.S. Capitol  


5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  


Reception With Members of Congress and staff  


7:00 p.m.  




March 8, 2017  



8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 


Breakfast With Invited Member of Congress   


9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  


Hill Meetings  


3:00 p.m.  




*Schedule is subject to change.