Registration is ongoing for the 2011 Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit taking place on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the DoubleTree Riverside, Boise, ID. This year’s theme is “Advocacy, Ambition, and Idaho Agriculture.”
There are some great presentations, sessions and workshops scheduled. Starting on Monday, Betty Wolanyk will give a presentation titled, “Are You Smarter Than The Activist?” Later that afternoon, a panel has been put together to discuss Issues and Viability of Idaho Agriculture. Dinner that night is an All Idaho Strolling Supper starting at 6:00 pm. Your Idaho Legislators have been invited, and this would be a great opportunity to speak with them on the many upcoming, ongoing, and completed projects in your district.
Tuesday starts at 7:30am with an Ag Leadership Breakfast. At 9:30am, University of Idaho Research/Extension is giving a presentation titled, “Idaho’s Return on Investment”. Finally, the Governor’s Awards Luncheon and Presentation of Excellence in Agriculture Winners are announced. The luncheon will be at noon.
UPDATE! Betty Wolanyk will be leading a workshop on Tuesday afternoon titled, “Are We Answering The Right Questions?”. This is an interactive presentation that will help develop skills and learn some new techniques in communicating the importance of the agriculture industry. The workshop runs from 2pm to 4pm, and costs $20 per person. This fee includes all materials, summary CD and refreshments. To register, contact Kay Johnson at 208-888-0988.
Young farmers and ranchers under the age of 40 can attend the Summit for $60. For more information, please visit the Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit website.