IA Times, March 2018

Faculty Academy – 2018 sessions announced

The Irrigation Foundation will once again offer both agriculture and landscape versions of its popular Irrigation Faculty Academy. The two events allow instructors to network with fellow academics and learn the latest irrigation technologies and techniques to take back to the classroom. Both events are free to attend, and grant assistance to aid with travel is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is open to instructors teaching at high schools, community colleges and two- and four-year universities.

Front Range Community College
Westminster, Colorado
June 21-22

Registration opening soon!
Deadline for registration is May 3.


  • Careers in Irrigation Consulting & Design
  • Greenhouse Irrigation
  • Irrigation Components
  • Irrigation Best Management Practices Review
  • PVC, Poly Pipe & HDPE Installation Lab
  • Tour of Dawn Industries
  • Tour of the Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Two-wire Systems Teaching Lab
  • Two-wire Troubleshooting Teaching Lab

Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center
Fort Collins, Colorado
June 25-26

Registration opening soon!
Deadline for registration is May 7.


  • Atmometer & Weather Stations
  • Center Pivot Water Application Strategies
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Return Flow
  • Use of Soil Moisture Sensors
  • VRI Hands-on
  • VRI System Overview
  • Tour of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Limited Irrigation Farm

The full schedule and travel information for each event can be found on the Foundation’s website. For more information, please contact Foundation and Administration Manager Nicole Preisner (703.536.7080).

A big thanks to this year’s sponsors! The agriculture Faculty Academy is sponsored by Irrometer, Rain Bird Corporation and Senninger. The landscape Faculty Academy is being supported by BrightView, Hunter Industries, Irrometer and Rain Bird Corporation.