Top Reasons to Attend
- Fight for the Issues that Affect Your Business
Fresh produce workforce, food safety, nutrition and growing consumption, infrastructure and transportation, organics and sustainability and climate are all priority issues important to our members and set the course for IFPA’s advocacy in our Nation’s Capital.
- Take to Capitol Hill
The Washington Conference would not be complete without our annual Congressional Meetings on Capitol Hill. You will be joined by industry colleagues to share YOUR story with Members of Congress.
- Get in Policy Shape at our Advocacy Boot Camp
Designed for first-time Washington Conference attendees, grassroots members and anyone looking to refresh their advocacy skills, this bootcamp will provide the skills and confidence needed to engage with key legislators.
- Show Off the Industry
Joy of Fresh on Capitol Hill is back! Join us on Capitol Hill Wednesday night for a fun and exciting reception on Capitol hill where we will share our industry’s bounty with Members of Congress and their teams.
- Hear it Here First
We include some of the most important policy makers that are making a difference in Washington, DC on issues that are important to our industry.
- Strengthen IFPA’s political power through FreshPAC
One of the most important tools for IFPA is our FreshPAC. Funds contributed to our political efforts help the industry elect and re-elect pro-produce candidates and supports Members of Congress who support the fresh fruit, vegetable, and floral industry.
Join Our Fight for Fresh at The Washington Conference
Driving Policy, Expanding Markets and Removing Barriers to Access to Increase Consumption
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
What attendees are saying
"It's been really powerful to see that lawmakers need our nuanced understanding of how produce works, how the produce supply chain works and how produce fits into the larger agricultural space. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and lawmakers really need our informed perspective in order to make smart decisions on Capitol Hill"
Marissa Dake, DNO Produce
"You got to go! It's an amazing event. It's a great opportunity to network with your industry peers, bond together on the same issues, meet your Congressmen, go to Capitol Hill, share your stories about fresh produce and leave this city with a whole lot of energy around the most important topics shaping fresh produce consumption."
J.C. Myers, SunFed Produce