IA Fly-In

The 2024 IA Fly-In is scheduled for the evening of March 19 through noon on March 21. Contact Nathan Bowen if you are interested in additional information on how to participate in this and future fly-ins.  

Our industry is committed to offering solutions to some of the most critical challenges facing society by providing tools to address global food security and promoting the value of every drop of water used in thriving, healthy communities. It’s up to us to make sure leaders in Washington recognize the value of our industry and the solutions we provide.

The IA’s fly-ins provide the opportunity for industry leaders to join IA staff to head to Capitol Hill to meet with key decision-makers to advance priorities. Past fly-ins have included impactful discussions with policymakers on topics including the farm bill, H-2B labor issues, drought impact and workforce development. For information about future events or how to become more involved in the IA’s advocacy program, contact Nathan Bowen.

Read more about the 2023 IA Fly-In in Irrigation Today.

Registration details

This event will take place in Washington, D.C., and participants should plan to arrive on March 19. An optional IA-hosted welcome reception is scheduled in the evening on March 19. The fly-in will conclude at noon on March 21. There is no cost to attend this event; however, transportation and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the participant, including transportation to Washington, D.C., and two nights of hotel accommodations. Contact Nathan Bowen if you are interested in additional information on how to participate in the 2024 Fly-In. 

Why Attend?

The fly-in offers members a unique opportunity to

  • advance our industry on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies.
  • advocate for the irrigation industry and share our message about the importance it plays in our economy and well-being.
  • be a part of the solution to the challenges that those in our industry are facing.
  • share your expertise and engage in important discussions with senior congressional staff and your elected representatives.
  • be a leader and spokesperson for the irrigation industry.
  • make new connections and have fun!

The 2024 IA Fly-In is sponsored by


2024 IA Fly-In sponsorships are still available. Show your company’s support of these important advocacy efforts impacting the entire industry.

Cost: $2,500
Benefits: Company logo on attendee briefing materials and promotional materials and recognition at the event breakfasts and group dinner

Contact Stephanie Clark (703.472.5810) for more information and to secure your sponsorship today.

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

The IA’s fly-ins are a great member benefit. The opportunity to build relationships with policymakers and continue those relationships in our district is worth the effort.

— Jim Hunt, Netafim