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2024 DC Fly-In Agenda

In Conjunction with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA)

Dress Code: Coat and tie for Capitol Hill and EPA visits and reception.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Early arrivals for Exec Committee and some Board Members


MONDAY, MARCH 4

(Growing Solutions offices of CPDA et al. 4201 Wilson Blvd, Ste 700, Arlington, VA)

10:00am–12:00pmExecutive Committee Meeting
(invitation only)
12:00–1:00pmBoard Lunch (invitation only)
1:00–3:00pmBoard Meeting (invitation only)
3:15–3:30pmCPDA Fly-In Check-in at Growing Solutions Offices 4201 Wilson Blvd, Ste 700, Arlington, VA
3:30–4:30pmKimberly Nesci 
Director of USDA Office of Pesticide Management Policy
Chase Hieneman 
Director Industry Relations, Farm Bureau
Sam Kieffer
VP Public Policy, Farm Bureau
5:00pmLate Meeting Check-In at Westin Hotel
F. Scott Fitzgerald Prefunction AB
5:30–6:30pmJoint ARA/CPDA Reception at Westin Hotel
F. Scott Fitzgerald Prefunction
7:00pm

CPDA Dinner at Westin Hotel
F. Scott Fitzgerald Balloom D
Guest Speaker: Ted McKinney, CEO National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

7:00–8:30am   Joint ARA/CPDA Issues Breakfast Briefing at Westin Hotel
F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom AB
8:30am (Sharp)Depart on Buses to Capitol Hill
9:30am–4:30pm   

CPDA Hill Meetings
Rayburn House Office Bldg., Gold Room RHOB 2168

10:00 amRod Snyder, Ag Advisor to EPA Admin Michael Regan
10:30 amKyle Kunkler & Josie Montoney-Crawford, PPC
11:15 amStaffer Jared Henderson, Office of Senator Ben Lujan (D-NM)
11:30 amStaffer Chelsea Zissman, Office of Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01)
12:00 pm 
12:15 pmLunch Provided
12:30 pmJeremy Witt & Dudley Hoskins, Senate Ag Minority Staff
Russell Senate Office Building,
Basement Room B-79
1:00 pmStaffer McCabe Webb, Office of Senator Jon Tester (R-MT)
Cups Cafe in Russell
1:00 pmStaffer Craig Berning, Office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)
Cups Cafe in Russell
1:00 pmStaffer James Hodges, Office of Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR-01)
Conference, SD645 (Agriculture)
1:30 pmKirin Kennedy & Courtney Knight, Senator Ag Majority
Conference, SD645 (Agriculture)
1:30 pmStaffer Yusuf Nekzad, Office of Rep. Niki Budzinski (D-IL-13)
2:00 pmStaffer McKenzie Dallas, Office of Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-08)
2:30pmRick Keigwin, Deputy Asst. Admin, OSCPP
3:15 pmStaffer Georgia Davies & Alison Slagell, Office of Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK-03)
3:30 pmStaffer Alexa Fox, Office of Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA-21)
3:30 pmRep. Jim Baird (R-IN-04)
4:00 pmRep. David Rouzer (R-NC-07)
4:45–6:30pm   Joint ARA/CPDA Hill Wrap-up Reception
Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-201
7:00pm   CPDA-PAC Dinner at Capitol Hill Club  
Guest Speaker: Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Chairman G.T. Thompson (R-PA)   
ALL ATTENDEES on their own to return to Westin Hotel

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

7:00amDepart Westin Hotel for Capitol Hill
8:00amDepart Westin Hotel for EPA HQ
8:00amSenator Joni Ernst (R-IA) Constituent Coffee (invitation only)
9:00–10:00amEPA Backlog Meeting: RD Division
(invitation only)
10:30–11:30amEPA EFED ESA Adjuvant Mitigation Tool Alternative (invitation only)
11:40amReturn to Westin Hotel
12:o0pm

Lunch with Guest Speaker Rob Simon, Vice President, Chemical Products & Technology, American Chemistry Council
F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom DE
(box lunch provided)

1:00pmEd Messina, Director of EPA-OPP
Westin Hotel F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom DE
(all invited to attend)
3:00pmDeparture for return home