An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2019 Pacific West Customer Meeting will feature presentations from leading experts on the economy, the political environment, business leadership, and other important topics and trends. Our program is designed to provide directors and managers valuable knowledge, insight and information they can use every day in both their business and personal lives.

In conjunction with the Agricultural Council of California Annual Meeting, March 4 - 5

Who will benefit

We welcome managers and directors of all CoBank customer and partner organizations, including:

  • Agricultural cooperatives and other agribusiness enterprises
  • Rural electric cooperatives
  • Rural water companies
  • Rural communications service providers
  • Farm Credit System banks and associations

We are pleased to hold this meeting in conjunction with the Agricultural Council of California Annual Meeting, March 4 - 5. Please view the agenda to see the complete schedules for both meetings.

Registration for both CoBank and Agricultural Council meetings is through our joint online registration system. There is no charge to attend CoBank’s conference segment beyond your travel and hotel expenses; however, registration fees are required to attend the Agricultural Council’s meeting. You can register multiple people at the same time as long as you are using the same credit card at checkout.

Dress code for this meeting is business casual. You may wish to wear a jacket for dinner, but ties are not required.

For further information, contact CoBank Corporate Communications at 303-740-4040 or by email at corp.comm@cobank.com or contact Agricultural Council of California at 916-443-4887 or visit their website at www.agcouncil.org.

Portola Hotel & Spa
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Hotel Accommodations

CoBank has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

CoBank respectfully requests that you be considerate of all our customers when reserving hotel rooms at our conference hotels. Please make reservations only for confirmed, registered meeting attendees rather than reserving a large block of rooms for potential attendees. While we understand that you want to ensure space for your board and management teams, this practice creates artificial sell-out situations and prevents other customers from staying at the conference hotel. Additionally, please cancel rooms you will not use as soon as possible to make space for others who are on a waiting list to get in.

Portola Hotel & Spa
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-4511

To make your hotel reservation online, please click here or call the Portola Hotel & Spa at 888-222-5851 and mention CoBank to receive the preferred room rate of $235. The number of rooms available at this rate is limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible, but no later than February 12, 2019. A deposit of one night’s room and tax will be required for each room booked. 

If you need to cancel your reservation at the Portola Hotel & Spa, please do so 48 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid cancellation charges.

Self-parking is available at $20 per day and valet parking at $23 per day.

For more information, please click here to visit the hotel website.

 Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. / Check-out time is 12:00 a.m.

For further information, contact CoBank Corporate Communications at 303-740-4040 or by email at corp.comm@cobank.com or contact Agricultural Council of California at 916-443-4887 or visit their website at www.agcouncil.org.

Each attendee is welcome to register one spouse or adult guest to attend the scheduled meal functions, including the welcome dinner with guest speaker, Amy Purdy. To make this process easier, you can add your guest as part of your registration by simply adding their name to the Guest Registration section and then indicating the total number of attendees for each meal function.

Please note that due to space constraints, only one adult guest per invited attendee can be included and pre-registration is required. Thank you for your consideration, so that we may accommodate all our customers who would like to attend.

Important: If you are registering on behalf of another individual, please use the attendee’s email address when beginning the process below so that their registration information will be unique. Each attendee must use a unique email address or the previous registration information will be overwritten. If you would like to receive copies of the confirmation details, please enter your email address in the "CC Email Address" field when entering the attendee’s personal information.

If you are registering more than one person from your organization, click on “Add Another Registrant” and complete their information as well.

Once you have completed the information for all registrants, be sure to click on “Submit” in order to finalize your attendance at the meeting. Once you have completed this process, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your registration is incomplete.

Please contact CoBank Corporate Communications at 303-740-4040 or by email at corp.comm@cobank.com for assistance.

Cancellation Policy

If you and/or your guest are unable to attend the meeting, it is required that you cancel your online registration at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the meeting

To cancel, use the link in your email registration confirmation or send a notice of cancellation to corp.comm@cobank.com.

Thank you for your courtesy in this regard as late cancellations and no-shows represent a significant cost to CoBank.

Agricultural Council of California Golf Tournament
A Fundraiser for Ag Council’s Political Action Committee

Poppy Hills Golf Course
3200 Lopez Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

For more information, please click here to visit the golf course website.

Monday, March 4, 2019

7:00 a.m. Golfer’s Breakfast at Pebble Hills Golf Course
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Agricultural Council of California's golf tournament is held as a fundraiser for their Political Action Committee (PAC).  As a political fundraiser, it is required that payment to the PAC be made separately from other funds received for Annual Meeting registration. 

Cost to play: $250

Cost to play includes breakfast, green fees, and cart rental.  All players and spouses are invited to attend the breakfast.  Please contact Agricultural Council for club rental reservations.

Please note: Appropriate golf attire is required.  Metal spiked shoes are not permitted.

To register, please select the Golf Tournament agenda item when completing your Annual Meeting registration and provide the requested information.  Once you have registered,

PLEASE MAIL CHECK PAYMENT TO:
Agricultural Council of California
Political Action Committee - ID #761092
1121 L Street, Suite 304
Sacramento, CA 95814

Payment MUST be made by check, separate from online registration. 

PAC Contributions are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes and are subject to Proposition 34 limits.

If your organization is unable, for legal reasons, to contribute to a PAC, please contact Jennifer Johnson at Agricultural Council at 916-443-4887 or by email at jennifer@agcouncil.org for payment instructions.