IA Awards Program
Partner of the Year
in 1995, this award honors a person or group making exceptional contributions
or distinctive accomplishments to irrigation as part of an organization that is
allied with, related to or an integral part of the irrigation industry.
Potential nominees include:
- Research or extension facilities
- Educational facilities
Irrigation and Green Industry magazine
Goldstein began his career in the turfgrass industry in New Jersey
more than 50 years ago. He moved his family to Southern California in
1966 to start a lawn care company. In 1977, Goldstein founded Landscape & Irrigation,
a publication specifically for the turfgrass and irrigation industry.
By the time he sold the company in 1990, Gold Trade Publications, Inc.
was publishing five titles and producing a trade show for the green
Goldstein retired in 1991 but returned to the industry three years
later to work alongside his son to develop the first website for the
irrigation and green industry. In 1998, they introduced a print version
of their site: Irrigation & Green Industry. Today, Irrigation & Green Industry is the leading publication for the green industry and is an official partner publication of the Irrigation Association.
North Carolina Green Industry Council, Raleigh, N.C.
Representing approximately 2,000 business
interests, NCGIC has become a unifying force for allied green industry issues
within the state of North Carolina. NCGIC produces and distributes educational
landscape and irrigation brochures throughout the state and lobbies on behalf
of water and landscape issues. Their efforts culminated in the designation of
July as “Smart Irrigation Month” by the governor of North Carolina.
Alberta Chapter of the Irrigation Association
Founded in 2001, the Alberta Chapter of the Irrigation Association is dedicated to promoting efficient and effective water management in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. ACIA works to improve industry professionalism by offering education classes and promoting the benefits of IA certification. As part of Smart Irrigation Month, ACIA developed two newspaper inserts. Water Wise: Albertans Get Smart About Irrigation and Smart Irrigation: How to Conserve Water, Save Money, Have a Healthy Yard focused on the area’s unique water issues and local solutions.
California Agricultural Irrigation Association
Center for Irrigation Technology
Eugene Water & Electric Board, Oregon
Disney’s Horticulture, Walt Disney World Resort
Associated Landscape Contractors of America
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Texas Turf Irrigation Association
Carolinas Irrigation Association
North Carolina Irrigation Society
Irrigation Association of New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Irrigation Dealers Association of California
Irrigation Association of Australia