Event Overview:

Attend CIRB’s 2019 Fly-In and Policy Conference to bring crop insurance’s voice to Capitol Hill and learn the latest from policy experts and decision makers. The event is April 3-4, 2019. Conference events will include advocacy training, a federal affairs update, Congressional speakers, visits to key Capitol Hill offices, and networking opportunities.

Hotel Information:      

The Liaison Capitol Hill

 415 New Jersey Ave. NW

Washington DC, 20001
(202) 638-1616 



Megan Pinegar
Crop Insurance & Reinsurance Bureau
(202) 544-0067


Schedule At A Glance:

Tuesday, April 2:

11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Participants Meeting

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Executive Committee Meeting 

Please note: Participants are encouraged to make their own dinner arrangements.

Wednesday, April 3:

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m: Policy Conference

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:05 a.m. Welcome

8:10 a.m. Tara Smith, CIRB

8:30 a.m. Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta

9:15 a.m. Former Congressman Jim Gerlach, BIPAC

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Todd Van Hoose, Farm Credit Council

11:00 a.m. Closing

11:30 a.m. Please join CIRB PAC for a luncheon in support of Congressman Vela, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Contact CIRB staff for more information.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: CIRB Capitol Hill Visits

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Capitol Hill Reception and ELP Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, April 4

9:00 a.m.- Noon: CIRB Capitol Hill Visits

12 p.m.: CIRB Members Depart

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: ELP Lunch and Debrief

Join us to have your voice heard in Washington!



8:00am Breakfast

8:20am Zane Welcome

8:30am Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta

9:15am Former Congressman Jim Gerlach, BIPAC

10:00am Break

10:15am Todd Van Hoose, Farm Credit Council

11:00am Tara Smith Hill Tips

11:20am Zane wrap up and Ron plaque presentation