Press Releases

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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2015 Press Releases  

2014 Press Releases 

2013 Press Releases 

2012 Press Releases 

2011 Press Releases 

2010 Press Releases 

2009 Press Releases  

2008 Press Releases  

 

Recent Press Releases

 

2017    
 March 22, 2017     Irrigation Association Joins as Partner for National Lawn Care Month 
 March 16, 2017     IA Now Accepting 2017 Award Nominations  
 March 14, 2017     Deadline Approaching for 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference Technical Paper Abstracts   
 March 14, 2017     Irrigation Association & The Water Zone to Expand Educational Outreach 
 March 8, 2017     Irrigation Association Hosts 2017 Legislative Fly-in          
 March 3, 2017     2017 Faculty Academy Registration Open  
 March 1, 2017     Irrigation Association Acquires Irrigation & Green Industry Magazine   
 Feb. 28, 2017     IA Joins as Partner for National Groundwater Awareness Week 
 Jan. 24, 2017     Deadline to Apply for Irrigation Foundation Scholarship Program Feb. 15 
 Jan. 23, 2017     Dates Announced for 2017 Irrigation Faculty Academies 

 

2016    
Dec. 29, 2016  First Ever Pitcher's Mound Is a Hit 
Dec. 27, 2016  2016 New Product Contest Winners Revealed at Irrigation Show 
Dec. 8, 2016  The Toro Company Recognized as Co-Sponsor of the 2017 Irrigation E3 Program 
Nov. 29, 2016  Irrigation Association’s Free Drip Calculator Receives an AE50 Award 
Nov. 22, 2016  Pat Mulroy to Be Featured Speaker at the 2016 Drought Summit 
Nov. 22, 2016  2016 Irrigation Foundation E3 Program Winners Announced 
Nov. 18, 2016  Apply for the Irrigation Foundation Scholarship Program 
Oct. 31, 2016  Deadline to Register for AOLP CLVLT Exam Has Been Extended  
Oct. 20, 2016  Thirsty Land Documentary Raises Water-Conservation Awareness 
Oct. 18, 2016  The Drought Summit Is Back to Educate About Scarce Conditions in the West 
Oct. 13, 2016  Exclusive Learning Opportunities at 2016 Irrigation Show and Education Conference 
Oct. 4, 2016  Bringing Water to Life Podcast Now Available 
Oct. 3, 2016  California Governor Signs Landscape Irrigation Bill 
Sept. 27, 2016  Applications Accepted for the Irrigation Foundation E3 Program 
Sept. 21, 2016  IA Joins Forces With NGWA for Keynote 
Sept. 16, 2016  Senate Votes to Authorize WaterSense 
Sept. 15, 2016  Irrigation Association Reveals Award Winners 
Sept. 14, 2016  IA and AOLP Partner to Enhance Educational Experience  
July 29, 2016  Faculty Academies a Success  
June 23, 2016  July Is Smart Irrigation Month 
May 25, 2016 Housing Now Open for the 2016 Irrigation Show and Education Conference    
April 27, 2016 Irrigation Foundation Releases its 2015 Annual Report  
April 26, 2016 IA & Foundation Now Accepting 2016 Award Nominations    
April 21, 2016 IA announces new magazine, Irrigation Today  
 
 
 
 
2015    
Nov. 12, 2015 The Toro Company Recognized as Lead Sponsor of 2016 Irrigation E3 Program  
Nov. 5, 2015 Hydro-Rain Becomes IA Platinum Member  
Oct. 29, 2015 Irrigation E3 Winners to Attend 2015 Irrigation Show  
Oct. 28, 2015 Lou Anella Receives Excellence in Education Award   
Oct. 22, 2015    Secretary John Laird to Keynote IA’s Drought Summit  
Sept. 29, 2015 K-Rain Becomes IA Platinum Member  
Sept. 17, 2015 Certification Board Updates CID Agriculture Program   
Aug. 28, 2015 Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 E3 Program  
Aug. 28, 2015 2015 Faculty Academies Receive High Praise  
April 1, 2015 IA & Foundation Now Accepting 2015 Award Nominations  
March 27, 2015 SWAT Releases Sprinkler Nozzle Testing Protocol for Public Comment   
March 3, 2015 IA Announces 2016, 2017 Irrigation Show Dates & Locations  
Feb. 27, 2015 IA Launches Three Webinar Series in 2015  
Feb. 26, 2015 IA Relocating Headquarters to Fairfax, Va.  
Dec. 17, 2014 Irrigation Show Brings 4,000+ Professionals to Phoenix  
Dec. 10, 2014 IA Names 2014 New Product Contest Winners  
Nov. 20, 2014 Toro Recognized as Lead Sponsor of 2015 Irrigation E3 Program  
Nov. 12, 2014 2014 Irrigation E3 Winners to Attend Irrigation Show 
Oct. 9, 2014 IA Wins 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award  
Oct. 3, 2014 Abstracts for 2015 Irrigation Symposium Due Oct. 31  
Oct. 2, 2014 2014 Award Winners to Be Recognized at Irrigation Show  
Sept. 30, 2014 2014 Irrigation Show to Highlight Education & Innovation  
Sept. 26, 2014 Rain Bird Becomes IA Platinum Member  
Sept. 26, 2014 Second International Agricultural Irrigation Summit Announced  
Sept. 25, 2014 IA Partners With Cal Poly to Release Online Classes  
Sept. 8, 2014 Irrigation Foundation Accepting Applications for 2014 E3 Program  
July 10, 2014 Irrigation Foundation Hosts 2014 Irrigation Faculty Academy  
July 9, 2014 Toro Becomes IA Platinum Member  
June 30, 2014 More States, Cities Proclaim Smart Irrigation Month  
June 18, 2014 Atlantic Irrigation & North American Pipe Become Bronze Premium Members  
May 13, 2014 Irrigation Foundation Releases 2013 Annual Report  
May 12, 2014 IA Urges Over 10,000 Community Managers to Hire Certified  
May 9, 2014 Colorado, Louisiana Proclaim July 2014 Smart Irrigation Month  
April 18, 2014 IA Launches New Water Features & Lake Management CIG  
April 16, 2014 Deadline Extended for Technical Paper Submissions for 2014 Irrigation Show 
April 15, 2014 IA & ASIC Release Revised Landscape BMPs  
April 11, 2014 New Program Identifies IA-Approved Education Classes  
April 9, 2014 Submit Technical Papers for 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference  
March 31, 2014 SWAT Releases Sprinkler Head Check Valve Testing Protocol Version 2.2 for Public Comment  
Feb. 7, 2014 IA Applauds Passage of Farm Bill  
Feb. 3, 2014 Ewing Becomes IA Platinum Member  
Jan. 15, 2014 Two SWAT Protocols Open for Public Comment  
Nov. 21, 2013 Irrigation Association Announces 2013 – 2016 Board of Directors  
Nov. 21, 2013 Irrigation Association Names 2013 New Product Contest Winners 
Nov. 20, 2013 IA & ASIC Release Updated Landscape Irrigation BMPs 
Nov. 18, 2013 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference Draws the Best in the Industry to Austin 
Nov. 8, 2013 Nolletti, Zoldoske Honored With IA Awards 
Nov. 7, 2013     Irrigation Foundation Recognizes The Toro Company as the 2014 E3 Program Sponsor  
Oct. 25, 2013 Irrigation Association Announces 2013 Smart Marketing Contest Winners  
Oct. 11, 2013 Irrigation Foundation Announces Winners of Irrigation E3 Program  
Oct. 3, 2013 Irrigation Association Wins WaterSense Partner of the Year Award  
Sept. 12, 2013 FFA, IA Release Economic Impact Study  
Aug. 29, 2013 First Winner of "The Voice" to Headline Irrigation Show Opening Night Party  
Aug. 28, 2013 Nolan Ryan Will Deliver Keynote Address at Irrigation Show  
Aug. 23, 2013 SWAT Opens Version 2.0 Testing Protocol for Public Comment  
Aug. 9, 2013 Irrigation Association Announces Landscape Irrigation Contractor State Licensing Guide  
Aug. 5, 2013 Irrigation Association Applauds Extension of Irrigation License in Illinois  
July 23, 2013 Irrigation Foundation Offers Internship Support  
July 19, 2013 Irrigation Foundation Names 2013 Excellence in Education Award Recipient  
July 17, 2013     Irrigation Foundation Hosts 2013 Irrigation Faculty Academy  
June 20, 2013    Irrigation Association Calls on House to Pass Farm Bill  
June 13, 2013 FFA, IA Support Irrigation Agriculture in New York Times Op-Ed  
June 10, 2013 More States Recognize Smart Irrigation Month  
April 23, 2013 IA Sets Dates, Locations for Future Irrigation Shows 
April 15, 2013 IA Certification Program Reaches 30-Year Milestone 
April 12, 2013 Colorado Proclaims July, 2013 Smart Irrigation Month 
April 3, 2013 Hunter Industries Becomes Inaugural IA Platinum Member 
April 2, 2013 Irrigation Foundation Awards Career Day Winners Trips to Irrigation Show 
April 1, 2013 Irrigation Association Hosts Successful Ag Fly-In  
March 20, 2013 The Toro Company Sponsors Irrigation Foundation & Efforts to Send Students to Irrigation Show 
March 13, 2013 Abstracts Now Accepted for 2013 Irrigation Show Technical Sessions  
Feb. 8, 2013 IA Joins Agriculture Organizations in Commending Chrysler Super Bowl Ad, "Farmer" 
Feb. 7, 2013 IA Partners with IPPCA, ARCSA for 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference  
Dec. 17, 2012 IA Welcomes New President  

Dec. 10, 2012

Irrigation Show Highlights Best of Irrigation Industry 

Nov. 9, 2012 Irrigation Association Recognizes Annual Award Winners at 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference 
Nov. 8, 2012    Irrigation Association Announces New Product Contest Winners  
Nov. 5, 2012 Irrigation Association Announces Smart Marketing Contest Winners 
Aug. 20, 2012 New SWAT Testing Protocol for High Uniformity Sprinkler Nozzles Open for Public Comment Through Oct. 31 
July 27, 2012 IA Members Join With PLANET to Improve Arlington National Cemetery and Meet With Government Officials in Washington, D.C.  
July 19, 2012 Attendee Registration Now Open for 2012 Irrigation Show & Education Conference 
July 6, 2012 Oklahoma Proclaims July 2012 as Smart Irrigation Month 
June 22, 2012 Irrigation Association Commends U.S. Senate for Passing 2012 Farm Bill, Urges House Action 
June 14, 2012 Arizona Proclaims July Smart Irrigation Month 
May 31, 2012 Irrigation Association Achieves Industry First 
April 30, 2012 Colorado Proclaims July Smart Irrigation Month 
April 19, 2012 Irrigation Association Kicks Off the 2012 Smart Irrigation Month Campaign and Smart Marketing Contest 
March 22, 2012 Irrigation Foundation Launches Irrigation Career Link 
Feb. 28, 2012 Irrigation Association and Florida Irrigation Society Collaborate on the 2012 Irrigation Show in Orlando 
Feb. 28, 2012 IA Announces Membership in the Western Agriculture and Conservation Coalition  
Feb. 22, 2012 Irrigation Foundation Prepares to Launch Irrigation Career Link 
Feb. 9, 2012 Call for Abstracts for 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference Technical Sessions 
Jan. 27, 2012 IA Hosts Agricultural Irrigation Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill  

Dec. 20, 2011

IA Announces 2011-2012 Leadership 

Nov. 10, 2011

2011 Irrigation Show Attracts 5,300 Attendees, 304 Exhibitors 
Oct. 26, 2011 IA Welcomes WaterSense’s Move to Remove 40 Percent Turf Restriction from New Home Labeling Program 
Sept. 2, 2011 Attendee Registration Now Open for 2011 Irrigation Show and Innovations in Irrigation Education Conference 
Aug. 9, 2011 IA Volunteers Improve Arlington National Cemetery as Part of Renewal & Remembrance 
June 23, 2011 IA Launches Smart Irrigation Month Toolkit for Water Providers 
June 22, 2011 IA and NRCS Sign Agreement for CIDs To Serve as Technical Service Providers 
May 31, 2011 IA and Senator Ben Nelson Support Efficient Irrigation at 2012 Farm Bill Hearing 
May 31, 2011 IA Advocates at International Green Construction Code Hearing 
May 10, 2011 IA Hires Education Director 
April 18, 2011 IA and ASABE Sign Standards Development Agreement 
April 4, 2011
March 23, 2011 IA Announces Partnership with ASIC to Host 2011 Water Conference  
Feb. 28, 2011 Foundation Opens Faculty Academy Registration  
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Jan. 6, 2011 Irrigation Foundation Announces New Name, Tagline            
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