2020 Washington, DC Fly-In

March 3-4, 2020
Be the voice of the irrigation industry on Capitol Hill.

Irrigation is a vital part of a safe and reliable food supply, keeps U.S. agriculture globally competitive and helps maintain healthy, sustainable green spaces in communities across the nation. It’s up to us to make sure Congress recognizes the value of our industry by enacting legislation and policies that promote efficient irrigation and good water management practices. Join us as we walk the halls of Congress and tackle problems facing the industry in 2020!

The fly-in offers members a unique opportunity to

  • experience Capitol Hill and meet with your congressional offices.
  • learn about water-focused legislative priorities that could impact your business.
  • engage in lively discussions with senior congressional staff and your elected representatives.
  • be a leader and spokesperson for the irrigation industry.
  • make new connections and have fun!

Event details

The fly-in will take place on March 3-4, 2020. Participants must plan to arrive in Washington, D.C. on March 2. The two-part event will consist of congressional Hill visits and a Water Resources Congressional Summit. The summit is co-hosted with the National Ground Water Association and the Water Quality Association.

Prior experience is not required to participate in this event. IA staff will brief participants on the topics that will be discussed during the congressional meetings and how to interact with your representatives.

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Registration and Fees

Registration is open exclusively to IA members. The cost to attend the event is $200. IA advocate members receive a $100 discount on the registration fees. To become a FREE advocate member, complete and return the advocate membership application here.

For questions, contact IA Senior Government and Public Affairs Manager Sarah Roth.


Participating in the IA’s fly-in has been incredibly valuable to me both professionally and personally. I have had the opportunity to bring the industry’s message to Congress and the White House. The experience keeps me coming back!

— Julie Bushell, Paige Wireless

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
550 C St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

The room block rate is $279/night. The reservation deadline for the room block is Feb. 7, so reserve your room online today! 

Sponsorships available

If your company is interested in sponsoring the event, which includes recognition in signage and on all event materials, please contact IA Government and Public Affairs Director John Farner (703.536.7080). The cost to sponsor is $1,000.