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2017 Faculty Academy registration open


FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (March 3, 2017)
— The Irrigation Foundation will be offering both agriculture and landscape versions of its Irrigation Faculty Academy. The two events will allow instructors to network with fellow academics and learn irrigation-related curriculum to take back to the classroom.

The Agriculture Faculty Academy will be held at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 8-9. Participants must register by April 20. Sessions include the following:

  • Automated Irrigation Management 
  • Center Pivot and Linear Move Irrigation System Overview
  • Center Pivot Hands-on Activity
  • Irrigation Management Approaches 
  • Pumping Plants
  • Recent Advances in Center Pivots
  • What Is Variable Rate Irrigation? 
  • Tour of T-L Irrigation 

The Landscape Faculty Academy will be held at The Walt Disney World’s Horticulture Services in Orlando, Florida, June 15-16. Participants must register by April 27. Sessions include the following:

  • Anatomy of an Irrigation System
  • Design Capacity
  • Drip Conversion and Hands-on Activity
  • Irrigation Maintenance at The Walt Disney World Resort
  • Pipe Sizing
  • Pressure Regulation and Hands-on Activity
  • Tour of Behind the Seeds 
  • Tour of Irrigation at Animal Kingdom 

Both events are free to attend and open to instructors teaching at high schools and two- and four-year institutions. Travel grant assistance is available to qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The full schedule and travel information for each event can be found on the Foundation’s website.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Rain Bird Corporation, lead sponsor of the Agriculture Faculty Academy, along with Irrometer Company, T-L Irrigation and Nebraska Extension as supporting sponsors. The Landscape Faculty Academy is being supported by BrightView Landscape Services, Hunter Industries and Irrometer Company.