Event Overview:

All CIRB members are invited to attend CIRB’s 2017 fly-in and policy conference to bring crop insurance’s voice to Capitol Hill while learning the latest from policy experts and decision makers. Conference events will include advocacy training, a federal affairs update, Congressional speakers, visits to key Capitol Hill offices, and networking opportunities.

Hotel Information:      

 The Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill        400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington,  D.C.  

If you still need a reservation, call 202-737-1234.

Please note there are a very limited amount of rooms reserved so please make yours as soon as possible.


Stephanie Butler
Crop Insurance & Reinsurance Bureau
(202) 544-0067



Click here to download the latest schedule.

Schedule At A Glance:

 Monday, April 10:

11:00 a.m. - Noon: Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Particiapants Meet 

1:00 p.m.: Executive Committee Meeting 

6:00 p.m.: All CIRB Members Arrive. (Please note everyone is on their own for dinner)

Tuesday, April 11:

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m: Policy Conference- Educational Program featuring legislative update, policy speakers, and lobbying training.

 8:00 am - Chairman's Welcome

8:05 a.m.- Tara Smith, CIRB Staff

8:30 a.m.- Conservation Panel (John Larson, American Farmland Trust, Kellis Moss, Ducks Unlimited and Ryan Stockwell, National Wildlife Federation)

9:30 a.m.- Tara Smith, CIRB Staff

10:15 a.m. -  Former U.S. Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA),  president and chief executive officer of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) 

11:00 a.m.- Ray Starling, Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade, and Food Assistance within the National Economic Council (NEC)

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

5:30 p.m.: Capitol Hill Reception* 

*The ELP participants will offically graduate.

Wednesday, April 12:

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

12 p.m.: CIRB Members Depart

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.: The ELP will meet for lunch.



Join us to have your voice heard in Washington!