IA Fly-In

Registration is closed for the 2023 IA Fly-In.
The event opens with an evening happy hour on March 27 and concludes at noon on March 29.

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 to some of the significant challenges facing our country.

Registration is now open for the 2023 IA Fly-In. This event is scheduled to open with an evening happy hour on March 27 and concludes at noon on March 29. Make plans to join IA staff and industry leaders as we head to Capitol Hill to meet with key decision-makers to advance priorities, including the 2023 Farm Bill, H2-B labor issues and drought impact in many areas of the country. Space is limited, and registration has closed. For information about the event and to determine is space becomes available, contact Nathan Bowen

Tentative Schedule

(subject to change)

Monday, March 27

  • Arrive in Washington, D.C.
  • 6 p.m. – IA-hosted welcome happy hour (optional)
  • Dinner on your own

Tuesday, March 28

  • Breakfast briefing to preview meetings
  • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. – Capitol Hill/agency meetings
  • Group dinner

Wednesday, March 29

  • Capitol Hill/agency meetings
  • Completed by noon-1 p.m.


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 at the IA headquarter hotel (approx. $289 per night plus tax and service fees).

Information about securing hotel accommodations will be provided following registration.

For questions about this event, contact IA Advocacy Director Nathan Bowen.

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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!

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