The Idaho Grain Producers Association, Oregon Wheat Growers League and Washington Association of Wheat Growers are proud to host the 2022 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention. It is slated for November 29-December 1, 2022 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Scheduling information will be added as information becomes available. We hope to see you in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho!

Featured speakers:

Ray Starling has been the Chief of Staff to a U.S. Senator and Cabinet Secretary, worked at the White House, and been involved in crafting public policy for over fifteen years. Whether sharing a humorous story about growing up on a family farm or an eye-opening leadership experience from the highest levels of policy development, Ray combines a humorous style with a deep sincerity for his audience members’ self-reflection and personal development.



USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie, invited

Robert Bonnie is the Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation at USDA. Prior to joining USDA, Bonnie was at Duke University first as a Rubenstein Fellow and later as an Executive in Residence at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions working on conservation and environmental issues in rural America. Prior to joining USDA, Robert was vice president for land conservation at Environmental Defense Fund where he focused on developing incentives to reward stewardship on private lands. Robert has master’s degrees from Duke in forestry and environmental management. He lives with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Lilly, in Loudoun County, Virginia.


Julie Borlaug is continuing the Borlaug legacy of food security and innovation in agriculture. She serves as President of the Borlaug Foundation and Vice President of External Relations for Inari. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the founder of the World Food Prize.

Ms. Borlaug received a B.A. from Texas A&M University in international studies and political science and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.


Eric Snodgrass is the Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software to help agricultural producers manage weather risk. His frequent weather updates focus on how high-impact weather events influence global agriculture productivity.




With over two decades of television and corporate hosting experience, Scott Bloom can cultivate an engaging environment in which everyone is transfixed on the message and meeting purpose. Match that with his sharp sense of humor and ability to improv to make messages resonate with the audience.  Scott Bloom will serve as the Convention MC.

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