ASA International Trip 2019 – Washington DC
ASA International Trip 2019
The ASA are delighted to announce that for our International Study Trip 2019 we will be travelling to Washington DC. As the seat of the United States Federal Government, Washington is a very important world political capital.
The city hosts the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit, lobbying groups, and professional associations as well as being home to many museums including the famous Smithsonian. From an agricultural point of view Washington is home to the USDA, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the World Bank, and the World Wildlife Federation, who are working with numerous Agri-companies on sustainability measures.
While in Washington we will be briefed by policy makers and associations on the policy making process; the Farm Bill and the numerous issues currently on the policy makers table; environmental issues, crop insurance; the challenges in protecting farmers; trade and the challenge of labour.
Draft programme of activities (subject to change)
- Meet and greet with Irish government representative
- Visit to Congress
- Visit to USDA for meeting with key political staff
- Meeting with relevant commodity groups
- Visit to American Farm Bureau Federation
- Possible visit to White House Complex (to be confirmed)
- Visit to World Bank
- Visit to working US farm
- Social Tour
Depart: Wednesday 22nd May, Depart Dublin – Washington Dulles UA 127 at 12:55hrs. Arrive Washington 15:55hrs.
Return: Saturday 25th May, Depart Washington Dulles – Dublin UA 126 at 22:00hrs. Arrive Dublin, Sunday 26th 10:00hrs
Cost: €1700 per person to include Flight, Accommodation and Meals (The ASA have agreed to subside the balance due)
Registration: €1000 booking deposit (please see t&c’s below). Balance will be due one month in advance.
PLEAES NOTE BOOKING DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. ONCE FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED THEY ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE NON-REFUNDABLE.
********Once registered please eamil a copy of your passport to the ASA Office immediately so your seat can be secured ********
IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE AS ASA WILL NOT HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE.