This IDF session focuses on the economics, politics and issues affecting Eastern Washington. Official schedules will be emailed to the class about one week prior to the session. In past years, programming for this weekend has included the following:
- Tour of a winery
- Tour of a wind farm
- Tour of apple or cherry orchard
- Meetings with cattle ranchers and migrant farmer advocates
- Meeting with Spokane business and elected leaders
- Discussion on water rights issues
- Tour of a prison and talk with local law enforcement
- Discussion of gun rights
Thursday evening after work, we will drive to either Wenatchee or Yakima for the evening, and we will spend Friday in Central Washington. Friday night and Saturday day will be in Spokane, and Saturday night and Sunday will likely be in Walla Walla. This is an overnighter wekend and hotels are will be provided by IDF. Transportation is NOT provided by IDF, and Thursday night/Friday are optional for those who cannot take off work.
This is the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016. We’ll have speakers, a little ceremony, some awards and mostly just good company as we bid each well in this final day of the Class of 2016.