From Washington, DC; Sunday, February 26
By Kristen Ewing & Bob Schroeder
On Sunday, February 26, our IALP Class of 2018 took off from O’Hare airport at 11:00 AM. We landed an hour and a half later in 60 degree Washington, D.C.; great weather for D.C. in February. Most of our class has previously been to D.C. for either business or sight-seeing. Next, we taxied to our hotel in Arlington, and got unpacked and dressed for dinner. The class took the Metro to Gary and Ann Baises’ residence to join our fellow guests, including former Secretary of Agriculture Jack Block, CropLife America President Jay Vroom and his wife Jamie, Farm Credit Administrator Mike Stokke and his wife Julie, and Michael Alston of USDA (IALP ’08). Our class is thankful for the opportunity to network with such successful people in D.C.!