Founding Sponsors

The Irrigation Foundation was founded in 1980 with support from 11 charter companies. These visionaries sought to increase the level of education and number of skilled professionals in the irrigation industry. While the Foundation’s name, mission, vision and strategic priorities have evolved over the years, its appreciation for these founders remains unchanged.


Eurodrip U.S.A., Inc. Rain Bird Corporation
Ewing Irrigation Products Rain Master Irrigation Systems, Inc.
Hunter Industries Incorporated Senninger Irrigation, Inc.
Irrigation Consulting, Inc. The Toro Company
Irrometer Company Inc. V.I.T. Products, Inc.
Nelson Irrigation Corporation Wade Rain