Engaging Congressional Staff

Monday, July 22, 2013: 5:00 PM
Desert Salon 1-2 (Desert Springs J.W Marriott Resort )
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn , Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, Palm Springs, CA
Thomas Björkman , Cornell University, Geneva, NY
An opportunity to learn how to engage decisionmakers who influence overall funding for our members' work. Ms. Rodriguez-Lynn covers natural resources and agriculture in the local congressional district, which covers much of the country's winter fruit and vegetable production area. She is interested in learning how to help the horticulture industry in the district, and we will have the opportunity to let her know about some of the Federal programs that make it possible for us to do so through research and extension.