Experience grassroots advocacy in the nation's capitol!
March 15-17, 2022 | Washington D.C.
The Washington Legislative Seminar updates farmers on national issues while providing members with a unique opportunity to experience our nation’s capital.
The seminar provides opportunities for participants to make personal contact with members of Congress and other government leaders to advocate for legislation and/or regulation using Farm Bureau policy, which impacts Michigan agriculture.
Participants have the opportunity to meet and network with Farm Bureau leaders, members of Congress, and their staff, and AFBF issue experts.
Help advocate for your FB policy positions at a congressional level and learn about key Farm Bureau policy issues from national experts.
Participants arriving on Monday are encouraged to review the list of suggested attractions in the app. There are no planned activities.
7:30 p.m. – Optional Monument Tour
Old Town Trolley Tours 3-hour Monuments by Moonlight hop on hop off tour
Meet in Hilton National Mall Lobby at 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Seminar Registration Open
Holiday Inn Capitol lobby
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Lunch
- Welcome from Carl Bednarksi, MFB President
- Issue Overview with AFBF Staff
- Agenda Review
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. – Issue Tracks
Depart from lobby at indicated time for your assigned track
6:15 p.m. Meet in Lobby to Depart for Dinner
6:45 p.m. – Dinner with Issue Tracks
Downtown Washington D.C.
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Program
- Advocacy Topic Review
11:00-1:00 p.m. Free time (lunch on your own)
1:30 p.m. Meet in hotel lobby to depart by Congressional district
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Meetings with Members of Congress
Evening on your own
7:30 a.m. Breakfast with U.S. Senators
9:30 a.m. – Seminar Adjourned
Return travel to airport on your own