NEW! Industry Tour & Guest Tour
Get an exclusive look behind the scenes in the vital agricultural companies right here in the Treasure Valley! You'll learn about the unique sustainability efforts, carrot seed processing, one of a kind facilities, and how sugar is made right here in Idaho. We now these companies are vast across the world which is why we are thankful to offer this opportunity to learn more about the processes.
In the registration process, under "Agenda" tab 5 in the registration process is where you'll pick the tours!
Industry Tour Itinerary - Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
~Meet in The Grove Hotel Lobby at 7:45am~
7:45am – Group Meets in Grove Foyer
8:00am – J.R. Simplot Café Scrambler Breakfast
8:30am – Annex Auditorium Presentation
9:00am - Tour Simplot
10:30am – Depart Simplot ® BASF in Parma
11:30am – BASF hosted lunch buffet style
1:00pm – Depart BASF ® Amalgamated Sugar
2:00pm – Arrival at Amalgamated Sugar
2:30pm - Tour Amalgamated Sugar
4pm – Depart Amalgamated ® Grove
4:30pm – Estimated arrival
Guest Tour Itinerary - Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
~Meet in The Grove Hotel Lobby at 9:30am~
9:30am – Group Meets in Grove Foyer
10:00am – Tour Basque Center
12pm – Lunch at Leku Ona
1pm - Depart Leku Ona
1:30pm – Arrival at Idaho Penitentiary - Tour
2:30pm – Depart Idaho Penitentiary
3:00pm – Taste test local brews at Bar Gernika
5:30pm - PAC Auction & Casino
Sneak Peak of Simplot Headquarters
Get an exclusive look into the sustainability efforts behind the immaculate Simplot Headquarters building on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022. Learn how the Simplot family incorporated over 50 tractors into the facility, which date from 1890's to 1939, to bring life at Jack's Urban Meeting Place. “I think we have the most diverse collection of antique tractors around the world,” said Rob Bearden, the curator of the JUMP facility’s tractors, whose title is literally Tractor Doctor. “Every tractor you could possibly imagine is pretty much here in one shape or another.”
Behind the Scenes at BASF Research Facility
Take a peak of the BASF facility in Parma, Idaho where BASF measures quality assurance and process carrot seeds.
How sweet is that... a tour of Amalgamated Sugar!
Amalgamated sugar is recognized as one of the largest beet refiner in the United states. Built in 1942, the Amalgamated Sugar factory in Nampa has a long line of history in Idaho. In 2022, the Amalgamated sugar factories in Idaho produce up to 2.2 billion pounds of sugar every year.
Boise Basque Center & Idaho Penitentiary
Have a spouse, friend or colleague coming with you... send them on the Guest Tour! For a fraction of the costs you can tour one of the oldest cultures in the world in the heart of Boise, Idaho. Later, visit the historic Idaho Penitentiary build in 1870 which is one of the four territorial prisons in the mid-20th century.