TOUR ONION COUNTRY USA!
This fall, the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee will host TWO VIP Onion Buyers Tours!
In-Person, September 30 and October 1 and 2, 2021
Virtual, October 15 – 31, 2021
Once you submit the application form, you will be notified if you have been selected for the expense-paid In-Person trip AND/OR your own personalized virtual experience. The in-person tour includes airfare, lodging, meals and ground transportation, and entertainment. Incidentals are not covered.
On behalf of the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Promotion Committee, you are cordially invited to apply to be part of a select group of onion buyers that will participate in the VIP Onion Buyers Tour to the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion growing region.
The expense-paid tour will include stops at onion packing operations, harvest in the fields, meetings with the area salespeople, and meal functions to network with many of the area’s shippers and staff. The VIP Tour is scheduled for September 30 and October 1 and 2, 2021 (Thursday, Friday, with a Saturday departure or stay at the Committee’s expense and attend the Boise State vs. Nevada college football game.) If you choose to arrive early or stay after the tour to conduct additional business, our travel coordinator will be happy to assist you in making those arrangements. We hope that your schedule will allow you to apply for this tour.
IN-PERSON TOUR NOTE: ONE VIP TOUR PARTICIPANT PER COMPANY/DIVISION.
In-Person Tour Preliminary Agenda
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Arrive in Boise and Travel to an area hotel (TBD)
(Shuttle bus service will be provided)
Friday, October 1, 2021
Meet with Shippers, Tour Area Sheds, and Growing Fields, including a hosted Industry Luncheon and Dinner.
Tours will be arranged for you to see onions being harvested in the fields, to visit onion packing operations, and to meet with area shippers during your visit. All VIPs must participate in these tours as a group, and no separate shipper meetings will be permitted.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Travel to Boise for airport departure home (shuttle provided) or continue your stay at the Committee’s expense and attend the Boise State vs. Nevada college football game.
VIRTUAL TOUR DETAILS:
Password Protected Online Tour Access from October 15 – October 30
On behalf of the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Promotion Committee, you are cordially invited to apply to be part of a select group of onion buyers that will have a virtual tour page built especially for them that can be viewed from their office, home, or on the go.
This virtual tour experience will include tour videos, imagery, and detailed information about the shippers participating in the virtual experience.
If you are interested in one or BOTH of these tours, please complete the application form below and submit it by August 16, 2021. If you prefer to request an application in WORD format, please call our main office at 208-722-5111. We will be happy to send one to you via email to complete and send back by fax or email.
Qualified applicants will be chosen on a first-come-first-serve basis, and all applicants will be notified about their participation no later than August 27, 2021. By submitting an application, there is no guarantee of a secured spot on either tour.
If you cannot apply, please forward this information to an onion buyer you feel would benefit from visiting our growing area or experiencing the tour virtually.