Conference Agenda

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting and Mobile Workshop

May. 15, 2019 , 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Proceed directly to the main hotel entrance to board buses and participate in teh mobile workshop. Due to limited capacity on the tour, priority will be given to Steering Committee members if demand is greater than availability.

Departing from Spokane and traveling south through the rolling hills of the Palouse towards Steptoe Butte, this tour will give participants an up-close look at one of the most fertile wheat and lentil growing regions of the world. Once at the top of Steptoe Butte, participants will have a 360-degree birds eye view of much of the Palouse and hear from Alex McGregor, local business owner and historian about the history of the Palouse and the dynamics of agribusiness in the region. After his presentation participants will then head a few miles north of Steptoe Butte to the Palouse Wind project, to learn about a new crop being harvested on the Palouse—the wind.

  • Conference

    2019 WIR Conference

    The NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents. Each year the conference provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions and take home tools to address challenges. All conference activities (with the exception of off-site evening receptions and mobile tours) are taking place at The Davenport Grand Hotel.

    Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting and Mobile Workshop is a part of 2019 WIR Conference.

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