The YPC sponsors both social and education tours/outings each
year at the ASABE Annual International Meeting. A key focus of the
YPC is to promote networking opportinities.
Join us for a night at the Reno Rodeo, the "Wildest, Richest,
Rodeo in the West." Watch the always exciting PRCA action while
socializing with other ASABE members.
Join us for a tour of the facilities of International Gaming
Technology, one of the leading gaming machine manufacturers. This
is the company that developed such favorites as the video poker
machine; the Red, White and Blue and Double Diamond slot machines;
and the most popular gaming machine of all time: Wheel of Fortune
progressive slots. See their manufacturing processes and hear how
they develop new games.
A tour of Bently Agrowdynamics and Bently Biofuels offers a unique
look at progressive farming, ranching, and recycling in Western
Navada with the added bonus of being located in the beautiful
Carson Valley. Tour Stops: Bently Agrowdynamics is Mr. Bently's
agricultural production company, encompassing over 56,000
acres. Over 5,700 acres are improved alfalfa and small grain
farmland under center pivot and portable solidset sprinkler
utilizing multiple water sources, including direct runoff,
reservoir storage, groundwater, and treated municipal effluent. The
cattle division is a cow-calf operation of over 1,900 cows. Also
integral to the operation is a 20,000 ton per year compost
production facility which recycles municipal biosolids, wood waste,
and greenwaste into fertilizer.
Bently Biofuels is a biodiesel manufacturer with a 500,000 gallon
per year batch style plant designed to use multiple feedstocks,
primarily yellow grease. Fuel is sold wholesale in bulk and retail
at their own Biofuels gas station, which only sells biodiesel and
ethanol blends. All Bently Agrowdynamics equipment and vehicles
also run on custom biodiesel blends, which vary depending on the
Waterfire is a grand work that goes well beyond ordinary static
art - one hundred bonfires lining the three rivers of downtown
Providence, with firetender boats moving from fire to fire, are a
spectacle not to be missed. Adding to the grandeur, music, people,
and other torchlit boats cruising the river make this a can't-miss
event. The Young Profressionals Community is hosting this outing to
Waterfire, complete with access to the Brazier Society VIP tent.
The package includes both hot passed and stationery hors d'oeuvres,
pasta bar, desserts, and complimentary beer, wine, coffee, and soft
drinks. A cash bar is available for hard alcohol. Please joint the
YPC for this fantastic event and VIP treatment.
Take an educational tour of the infamous "Portland Underground"
thatfocuses on the shanghai trade in the City of Portland from
1850-1941, as well as "white slavery," prohibition, and the history
of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) labor movement in the
Northwest. A never-before-seen agricultural twist to the
Underground will be exposed based upon research completed early in
2006. In addition, the early history of the Chinese, Japanese, and
Gypsies will be covered. The tour is operated by the Cascade
Geographic Society (CGS) and provides a unique glimpse back into
the hidden (or buried) past of the "City of Roses."
The young professionals will be heading to Ybor City, an historic
district in downtown Tampa, for dinner and a comedy show at the
Tampa Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant. Tentatively
will be Rickey Smiley.