NMPF Hosts Board Members, Young Cooperators for Capitol Hill Meetings
April 1, 2011
In conjunction with the March Board of Directors meeting, NMPF board members and Young Cooperators (YCs) participated in a joint Capitol Hill fly-in. The purpose was to meet new staff and educate members of Congress on the pressing dairy issues of the day. During the one-day event, there were more than 100 meetings on both the House and Senate sides of Congress. While most of the focus was on promoting Foundation for the Future, other issues, including trade, energy, environment, and the agriculture budget were also discussed.
Most of the 25 YCs who attended the spring fly-in had already been to Washington, DC, in June 2010, when they first met with their members of Congress and lobbied for NMPF. This year’s spring fly-in gave them the opportunity to follow up with their representatives and observe the progress made on the issues they discussed last summer.
Photos from NMPF’s March board meeting and the Capitol Hill fly-in are publicly available on NMPF’s Flickr account.
In the photo: Senator Michael Bennet (CO – second from right) met with NMPF board member Les Hardesty and YC brothers Greg and Craig Pearson to discuss important dairy industry issues.