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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference

Apr 2, 2017 through Apr 5, 2017 (All day)
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Crystal City, Virginia

The theme of the 2017 PILD conference is Relationships, Relevance, Results.

Speakers at this year's conference include Marshall Stewart (University of Missouri), Ronnie McDonald (Texas A&M), John Dillard (OFW Law), Sonny Ramaswamy (NIFA), and Fred Schlutt (ECOP chair). The conference will include expanded presentations by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) staff, breakout sessions, presentations by House and Senate staffers, and much more.

This is a great opportunity for Extension professionals and their volunteers to enhance their understanding of "education" vs "advocacy," the role of Extension and their volunteers in both of these, and to improve their message prior to visits to Capitol Hill. A link will be available soon for a PILD promotional video.

Registration rates: early (through March 3) = $395; regular = $445; and late = $495
Register for PILD here.