The Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona will conduct its annual meeting and conference for those in agribusiness on May 19 at the Salt River Project’s PERA Club from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The PERA Club is located at 1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe, Ariz. 85281.
Informative speakers will address the new administration, changes in regulations, plus critical water issues.
8 a.m. – Registration, breakfast
8:30 - Welcome Chris Udall, ABWC executive director;
Welcome to the PERA Club - Salt River Project; and
State of ABWC - Tom Davis, ABWC president
9:00 - Painting Arizona’s water picture in 2017 and 2018 - Tom Buschatzke, Arizona Department of Water Resources
9:30 - What we want in the next farm bill
Keisha Tatum, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service;
Tim McCabe, Arizona Food Marketing Alliance; and
Dan Thelander, Pinal County Produce
10:15 – Break
10:30 - $20 a Day or $20 an Hour? What We Need in Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Jim Manos - CFO, Hickman’s Eggs;
Tony Tew - Foothills Packing Company; and
Paul Rovey - United Dairymen of Arizona
11:15 - Keynote presentation - What Arizona Agriculture Can Expect from the Trump Administration – Mark Limbaugh, Ferguson Group
11:50 - Awards Presentation
12:00 - Closing Remarks
12:05 - Lunch
12:30 – Adjourn, ABWC Board Business Meeting
For more information including meeting cost and registration, contact Kathy Rappleye at (480) 558-5301 or [email protected].