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2011 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit

January 14-16, 2011 | Fort McDowell, Arizona

The Legislative Ag Chairs Summit is the number one meeting for legislators whose major focus is agriculture and rural communities. It is the only conference of its kind for state and provincial policy-makers.

This is an invitation-only meeting. Registration costs, meals and rooms (for three nights) for elected officials will be covered by SARL. The agenda for the 2011 meeting includes discussions on changing environmental regulations, animal welfare, agriculture sustainability, future Farm Bills, low carbon fuel standards, redistricting, youth education and more.

Each program focuses on critical topics in agriculture and rural development that are facing state officials.  

Agenda and presentations

Click here for the final agenda and speaker presentations.


The following resolutions were passed at the 2011 AgChairs Summit:

Resolution Urging Support of Efforts to Improve the Sustainability of the Horse Industry
Resolution in Support of Cooperation between FDA and State Partners on Dairy Testing
Resolution Urging USDA to Deregulate Biotech Products, Based on Science and Without Conditions

Proposed Amendment

Amendment to the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders Inc. Bylaws