Press Releases & Announcements

The IA communicates association and industry news through periodic press releases to the media. Press releases address:

  • Association events, programs and services. 
  • Industry initiative updates.
  • Policy outreach and accomplishments.
  • Irrigation Foundation activities.

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Press Releases

IA announces support of House farm bill conservation title

Posted on 4/18/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce its support of the draft farm bill conservation title released by the House Committee on Agriculture on April 12.

Irrigation Foundation releases 2017 Annual Report

Posted on 4/13/2018
Following a successful year, the Irrigation Foundation has released its 2017 Annual Report, an overview of the Foundation’s programs and achievements.

Irrigation Foundation awards 21 scholarships

Posted on 4/12/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program.

IA urges congressional action on farm bill & WaterSense during summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 3/14/2018
The IA hosted the annual Water Resources Congressional Summit, in partnership with the NGWA and the WQA, on March 6-7, 2018.

Irrigation Foundation opens annual Faculty Academy registration

Posted on 3/13/2018
Building on the success of past years, the Irrigation Foundation is again offering both agriculture and landscape versions of its Irrigation Faculty Academy.

IA announces 2018 U.S. Farm Bill priorities

Posted on 1/23/2018
As part of its mission to promote efficient irrigation, the Irrigation Association is pleased to announce its 2018 U.S. Farm Bill priorities.

Deadline approaching for Foundation scholarship program

Posted on 1/16/2018
The Feb. 15 deadline is quickly approaching for the 2018 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. This annual program was created to support the Foundation’s mission of promoting careers in irrigation.

Irrigation Foundation launches career pathways portion to website

Posted on 1/2/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is continuing its efforts to promote careers in irrigation and is excited to announce the launch of a new irrigation career pathways portion on its website.

Nominations being accepted through March 1 for 2018 IA & Foundation awards

Posted on 12/15/2017
The Irrigation Foundation is pleased to announce that, once again, both Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply and The Toro Company will be co-lead sponsors for the 2018 Irrigation E3 program.

Gainesville professor elected to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 12/8/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Michael Dukes, PhD, PE, CID, a professor and irrigation specialist at the University of Florida, has been elected to the IA Board of Directors.

North Ridgeville businessman elected to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 12/8/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that John Newlin, CIC, CIT, CLIA, president of Quality Sprinkling Systems Inc., has been elected to the IA Board of Directors.

San Diego businesswoman elected to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 12/8/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Barbara Booth, president of Rivulis Irrigation Inc. in San Diego, California, has been elected to the IA Board of Directors.

Ulysses businessman elected to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 12/8/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Monty Teeter, CEO and president of Teeter Irrigation, has been elected to the IA Board of Directors.

South Bend businessman elected to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 12/8/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Bryan Wynen, CIC, CLIA, CLWM, president of WISSCO Irrigation and CEO of Springwise Facility Management, has been elected to the IA Board of Directors.

Fremont businessman elected to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 12/8/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Gene Ross, PE, CID, has been elected to the IA Board of Directors.

Toro & Ewing recognized as co-lead sponsors of the 2018 Irrigation E3 program

Posted on 11/28/2017
The Irrigation Foundation is pleased to announce that, once again, both Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply and The Toro Company will be co-lead sponsors for the 2018 Irrigation E3 program.

2017 New Product Contest winners revealed at Irrigation Show

Posted on 11/9/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 6 – 10, 2017.

Commissioner Adam Putnam to be the featured speaker at IA’s 2017 Water Summit

Posted on 10/26/2017
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Water Summit.

IA to livestream Bringing Water to Life podcast during the Irrigation Show

Posted on 10/26/2017
For the first time ever, the Irrigation Association will livestream its popular Bringing Water to Life podcast on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

Posted on 10/13/2017
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the results of its Board of Directors elections.

EPA releases spray sprinkler bodies specification

Posted on 9/25/2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its final specification for spray sprinkler bodies.

IA & AOLP continue to bring two industries together

Posted on 9/14/2017
The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professional’s certified low voltage lighting technician exam will once again be offered at the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference on Nov. 7 in Orlando, Florida.

Irrigation Association announces award winners

Posted on 9/13/2017
The Irrigation Association has announced the winners of its 2017 awards, which honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the irrigation industry.

FIS sponsoring an exam preparation workshop at the 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

Posted on 9/11/2017
The Florida Irrigation Society is sponsoring an exam preparation workshop at the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida, for the required technical exam (not the city/county exam) on Nov. 8.

“Shark Tank” success story to appear at 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

Posted on 9/11/2017
Johnny Georges, creator of the tree T-PEE and former contestant of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will make a special appearance at the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.

IA Certification Board updates CID landscape program

Posted on 8/24/2017
The Irrigation Association’s Certification Board is reducing the number of required exams for the landscape track of the certified irrigation designer program.

States and local governments join IA in celebrating Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 8/3/2017
Each July, the Irrigation Association and industry partners come together to highlight irrigation technology and best practices. Numerous communities, cities and states joined in the promotion of water-use efficiency during Smart Irrigation Month 201

IA commends Sens. Udall and Portman for introducing the Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017

Posted on 8/2/2017
Today, the Irrigation Association commended Sens. Tom Udall and Rob Portman for their efforts in introducing the Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017, which authorizes the EPA’s WaterSense program.

IA releases Principles of Efficient Agricultural Irrigation

Posted on 8/1/2017
In keeping with its mission to promote efficient irrigation, the Irrigation Association has released a set of concepts entitled Principles of Efficient Agricultural Irrigation.

IA introduces first irrigation curriculum for elementary schools

Posted on 7/20/2017
With education and public affairs as core initiatives of the Irrigation Association’s strategic plan, the IA is proud to announce the creation of its first elementary school lesson plan.

Irrigation Association announces July 2017 as Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 6/1/2017
Advancing its mission of “promoting efficient irrigation,” the Irrigation Association announced July 2017 will once again be celebrated as Smart Irrigation Month.

2017 Irrigation E3 applications now being accepted

Posted on 5/23/2017
The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Irrigation E3 program.

2016 Foundation Annual Report

Posted on 4/26/2017
The Irrigation Foundation has released its 2016 Annual Report, an overview of the Foundation’s accomplishments and initiatives. The annual report is released as an online version and can be found on the Foundation’s website.

News & Announcements

IA hosts legislative fly-in

Posted on 4/2/2018
On March 7, representatives from 11 Irrigation Association member companies traveled to Washington, D.C., to promote the importance of efficient irrigation in both the agriculture and landscape sectors.

Do you want your company to stand out in the crowd?

Posted on 4/2/2018
Get the most out of your trip to Long Beach, California, for the Irrigation Show and Education Conference by taking advantage of unique sponsorship options.

Certification Board seeks agriculture & landscape irrigation experts

Posted on 4/2/2018
The Irrigation Association Certification Board is soliciting volunteers for up to four board openings for agriculture and landscape irrigation experts.

Register for 2018 Faculty Academy

Posted on 4/2/2018
The Irrigation Foundation offers a unique opportunity that takes instructors out of their classrooms and allows them to become students again.

Irrigation Foundation’s scholarship program winners announced

Posted on 4/2/2018
Students from two- and four-year institutions across the nation were selected as recipients of the 2018 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program.

Save the date for the 2018 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

Posted on 3/1/2018
Mark your calendars now! You don’t want to miss the largest irrigation show in the world. See new products and technologies and find solutions to any and all issues in agriculture, landscape, golf and turf irrigation.

Faculty academies – 2018 sessions announced

Posted on 3/1/2018
The Irrigation Foundation will once again offer both agriculture and landscape versions of its popular Irrigation Faculty Academy.

Irrigation & Green Industry – A Year Later

Posted on 3/1/2018
It was just a year ago that the IA announced it had acquired Irrigation & Green Industry magazine, and some new names and faces have been added to the publication team.

IA’s classroom comes to you – Register for upcoming webinars

Posted on 3/1/2018
The Irrigation Association brings its educational opportunities straight to you with multiple webinars scheduled this spring.

IA’s Mecham honored with ASIC award

Posted on 3/1/2018
The Irrigation Association’s industry development director, Brent Mecham, has been selected as recipient of the ASIC’s Roy Williams Memorial Award.