March 19 - 21, 2024
Winter Board Meeting & Legislative Rally

FULL Agenda

All events on Tuesday and Wednesday will take place at either the CropLife America and RISE Offices (4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA) or the The Hilton Arlington (950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA).  These locations are a 3-minute walk from each other via a covered interior walkway.

Click on the 'Maginfying Glass' icon to see the specific location of each session.

Name Time More Info Description
Monday, March 18, 2024
Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit (Optional)8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

If your schedule permits, make plans to join the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit. CropLife America is a Gold sponsor for this years event. Separate registration required here. For more details, please contact Gen O'Sullivan.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Board Luncheon12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a joint lunch with the RISE Governing Board and CLA Executive Committee members. 

CLA Executive Committee Meeting1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

By invitation only. Please contact Lisa Bockelman with any questions. 

RISE Governing Board Meeting1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All registrants welcome. 

CLPAC Congressional Fundraiser Receptions4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Support a Member of Congress’ campaign and attend one of two CLPAC Events. One will feature Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), Chair of House Ways and Means SubCommittee and one of the co-founders of the Congressional Agricultural Trade Caucus, and one will feature Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), member of the Senate Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available. A separate contribution, personal or corporate PAC, must be made directly to the Congressional Member's campaign to attend this event. Please indicate your interest in attending when registering to receive further communication about specific requirements and details. The locations of the fundraisers will be around Capitol Hill and walkable to the National Ag Day Reception. 

Details - Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE) Reception - at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St SE, Washington, DC
Details - Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) Reception - at Bistro Cacao, 316 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

Friends & Allies Reception5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We are excited to have friends and allies join us as we gather for our Friends & Allies Reception, to be held on Capitol Hill. Heavy appetizers to be served.

The reception will be in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Room G-50. Located at 50 Constitution Ave, NE, we suggest metro or Ubering to the event. Parking may be limited in close proximity the Senate.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Breakfast & Regulatory Briefing7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

A full hot breakfast will be available at your leisure. Please arrive to join our EPA pre-briefing which will begin promptly at 8:15 AM. 

Meeting with EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs Leadership9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A highlight of the Winter Board Meeting is the opportunity to engage directly with leaders from the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. During this session, we will receive updates on the industry’s priority issues, as well as gain insight for the year ahead. 

Joint Board of Directors Luncheon11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Andy Curliss, SAS Institute's National Director for Strategic Initiatives, will address attendees to talk about, “Aligning State & National Food Policies.” This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

RISE Governing Board Luncheon12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

All registrants welcome. 

RISE Governing Board Meeting1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

All registrants welcome. 

CropLife America Board of Directors Meeting1:30 PM - 5:30 PM 
Winter Board Reception & Dinner6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gather with Board members and other leaders from CLA and RISE member companies to enjoy dinner and hear the latest election insights from political insiders!

Cocktails at 6 pm in the Hilton Gallery pre-function followed by dinner at 7 pm in Gallery I & II

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Breakfast6:45 AM

Hot and cold breakfast items available.

Policy Briefing7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The CLA and RISE Government Affairs teams will prepare attendees to conduct effective Congressional visits during this policy briefing session. Attendees will learn key talking points to emphasize during the legislative visits later in the morning.

Departure: Legislative Rally8:00 AM

Group transportation to Capitol Hill for Legislative Rally at 8:00 AM. Gather in Hotel Main Lobby no later than 7:45 AM.

Legislative Rally - Capitol Hill9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The conversations of the past two days will culminate into conversations with Members of Congress during our annual Legislative Rally! 

CropLife America Legislative Rally Luncheon 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Wrap up our three days of activities and hear insights from USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor (invited) and USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip on agriculture trade policy and the Biden trade agenda. 

RISE Legislative Rally Luncheon12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

All registrants welcome.