Irrigation Leader

Las Vegas to Phoenix Tour

Las Vegas to Phoenix Irrigation Leader Tour January 25-31, 2020

Price: $2,500

The tour begins in Las Vegas. Participants will spend two nights at the Mirage Hotel and tour the Hoover Dam. The tour group will then travel by bus to see irrigation techniques and crops grown in the Yuma, Arizona. Following one night in Yuma, the tour will move on to Phoenix, Arizona, where participants will attend the two-day Operations and Management Training Workshop. After four nights in Phoenix, the tour will conclude with a morning exploration of the Scottsdale, Arizona, waterfront.

The tour fee is $2,500.00 U.S. per primary attendee with a $1,500.00 fee for attending spouse. The tour fee will cover hotels, bus travel and group meals. Airfare is not included. 

To reserve your tour slot, please e-mail An invoice for the nonrefundable $500.00 deposit will be sent to you. Final payments must be made by November 1, 2019.

DRAFT Las Vegas to Phoenix Tour Itinerary

January 25-31, 2020

(Note: Tour details and itinerary will be updated as schedule becomes final.)

Saturday, January 25

Arrive in Las Vegas:     Hotel Accommodations

Mirage Hotel & Casino: 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Sunday, January 26

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Tour registration and briefing reception

Mirage Hotel & Casino

Room location TBD

Monday, January 27

8:00 a.m.              Tour bus to Hoover Dam

9:00 a.m.              Hoover Dam Tour

12:00 noon           Lunch provided

1:30 p.m.               Drive to Yuma, Arizona

6:00 p.m.              Hotel check in

6:30 p.m.              Dinner provided

Tuesday, January 28

8:00 a.m.              Tour Yuma County Water Users Association service area for irrigation techniques, crop varieties, processing and

shipping. Fish screens, trash racks, and low-head hydro production will be part of the tour.

12:00 noon           Lunch provided

3:00 p.m.              Drive to Phoenix

6:00 p.m.              Crown Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel

4300 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

6:30 p.m.              Dinner Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon

5009 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Wednesday, January 29

8:00 a.m.              Effective Public Communications/Messaging

9:30 a.m.              Connecting Irrigation with Food

10:00 a.m.            Networking break

10:30a.m.             Public Perception Challenges and Solutions

11:30 a.m.             Bus departs for Roosevelt Water Conservation District offices

12:00-1:00 p.m.  Sponsored lunch

1:30 p.m.               Roosevelt Water Conservation District Facilities Tour

3:00 p.m.              Ice cream sundae break

3:30 p.m.               Women in Water

4:30 p.m.              Bus departs for Copper State Consulting offices

5:00 p.m.              Reception: Favorite Compliments and Put-Downs of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States

                              Sponsored by Copper State Consulting      

3033 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Thursday, January 30

8:00 am.               Morning workshop program

8:00 a.m.              Training Future Irrigation Leaders: Important Skills of a Successful Manager

9:30 a.m.              Leadership Organization: A Military Perspective

10:00 a.m.            Networking break

10:30 a.m.            Unique Training Programs

12:00 p.m.            Sponsored lunch

Presentation: The Future of Irrigation in New Zealand

1:30 p.m.               Technology Case Studies:

- Canal Friendly Power

- Irrigation Safety and Asset Management

2:30 p.m.              Chile Irrigation Education and Trade Tour Observations

3:00 p.m.              Networking Break

3:30 p.m.              Shark Tank Technology Presentations

- Irrigation Delivery Management

- Governance Management

- Lubratec Doors

- Advantages of Utility Flatbeds

5:00 p.m.              Open Forum

5:30 p.m.              Reception: New Zealand Irrigation Education and Trade Tour, February 22-27, 2020

                              Sponsored by Irrigation Leader magazine

Friday, January 31

9:00 a.m.              Bus tour Scottsdale Waterfront

12:00 noon           Tour Farwell Luncheon


QUESTIONS:Please contact Kris Polly at (703) 517-3962or

Thank you for your time. We hope to see you in Phoenix.