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 2, 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!
Sara Wyant is President of Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc., a communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and Camdenton, Missouri. As a veteran farm policy reporter, she is recognized on Capitol Hill, as well as with farm and commodity associations across the country. The newsletter and website she founded, Agri-Pulse, include the latest updates on farm policy, commodity and conservation programs, trade, food safety, rural development, and environmental and regulatory programs.
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.
Recognized throughout Idaho as a ag event Emcee, Steve Miller was born and raised on a farming/ranching operation in North Dakota. While retired from the animal health pharmaceutical industry, Steve has remained closely tied to the agriculture industry and his rural roots. He currently resides in Middleton, Idaho with his wife. He is the father to three and grandfather to seven.