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2024 SARL Summit

The Legislative Ag Chairs (LAC) Summit represents a tremendous opportunity to network with state legislative leaders from all across the US and Canada. Attendance is by invitation only. The three day meeting is packed full of discussions of the issues facing the world of agriculture as identified by public officials like you, along with special speakers invited to the meeting to share their expertise in identifying problems and solutions. There is no other meeting that will you provide more practical and quality factual information about agriculture, natural resource use and rural development than the LAC Summit! Since 2001, the LAC Summit has been providing an unparalleled non-partisan educational opportunity for elected state and provincial officials with an interest in agriculture and rural communities to work together, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.

  It's the most wonderful time of the year!!! 

   The 2024 Legislative Ag Chairs Summit will be held in Fresno, California!

While the Summit is not until January 2024, it's time to start planning your visit.

You’ll be making your own hotel reservations directly with the hotel and you’ll need to provide a credit card to guarantee the reservation.  If you are an elected official or invited speaker, SARL will move your hotel registration to the master bill once your registration is received.  If you need to cancel, please contact the hotel and Sarah Blood or you will be charged for one night.

This is an invitation-only Summit, and all of your on-site expenses (three nights room, - generally Thursday, Friday and Saturday - registration, meals and all Summit activities) are covered by State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, a federal 501 c(3) non-profit.  If you want additional room nights, you will need to cover them at a cost of $129 per night.

We want to hear from you! The majority of policy sessions will be led by you, the true experts on state policy.  Think of the really good agriculture, natural resource or rural legislation/policy/ programs that were considered, passed or accomplished administratively.  We want you to tell us about them. Think about all those great policies that you worked so hard on in 2023.  It's time to spread the good word! Or maybe there is bad legislation raising its ugly head, do you need to warn your colleagues?

You will need to self-nominate the policy topic you want to speak on or have included in the agenda.  The Board will then sort through the nominations and set up the agenda. Travel funds will be reserved for those legislators who are active in some aspect of the Summit. You will have to lead a session or serve as a session moderator to receive travel assistance. If accepting a travel scholarship , you must do your travel through one of our travel agents.  

The Board agreed that we will continue the policy first initiated in 2019 in Calgary.  Private Industry members will be allowed to submit state or company programs they think are exceptional and want to feature.  Private industry members will need to submit the session topic and their suggested speaker (could be themselves) and the Board will decide on what and how to use it.

Our site visit day will be Friday, January 5, spent entirely touring the beautiful countryside of Fresno.  Then Saturday (January 6) will be a full day of discussion of state issues and Sunday will be a half day of discussion of Federal issues.

We do hope that you will be able to join us in Idaho!  We could use your assistance in identifying new legislators or new chamber leaders that should attend the 2024 Ag Chairs Summit, if you have someone in mind,  please contact Sarah Blood about available spaces.

January 5th, 2024 12:00 AM to January 7th, 2024 12:00 AM
2233 Ventura Street Fresno
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, 98721
United States
Event Fee(s)
Primary Registration Type
Legislative Member $0.00
Private Sector Representative $0.00
Speaker/Public Sector $0.00
Spouse/Guest $210.00
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