AAI Board Hosts Legislative Breakfast

While hundreds of people were attending the educational sessions at the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, AAI Board Members were hosting a legislative breakfast at the Statehouse.

AAI Board Members, staff and legislative team  members shared Iowa specific information from CropLife Americas’  The Contribution of Crop Protection Products to the United States Economy with attendees.  The report highlighted the direct and indirect additional value of crop protection products in Iowa which are:

  • 24,543 jobs with an annual payroll of $892,928,839
  • $5.176 billion in total output

This educational outreach effort was well attended.  Attendees included industry leaders, legislators, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Governor Terry Branstad.

2012 Legislative Breakfast 1

Attendees discussed industry issues over breakfast at AAI's Legislative Breakfast in the Statehouse rotunda.

2012 AAI Legislative Breakfast 2

Max Smith, Smith Fertilizer Feed & Grain, speaks with Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm (D).

2012 AAI Legislative Breakfast 3

Tracy Gathman, Two Rivers Cooperative, and Dave Coppess, Heartland Co-op, speak with Senate Minority Leader Jerry Behn (R).

2012 AAI Legislative Breakfast 4

Governor Terry Branstad visits with AAI Board Members at the Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday.