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

Irrigation Foundation awards 21 scholarships to students around the nation

Posted on 4/5/2019
The Irrigation Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. The program awarded 21 scholarships to deserving recipients studying and pursuing careers in the irrigation field.

Irrigation Foundation opens 2019 Faculty Academy registration

Posted on 3/18/2019
The Irrigation Foundation will be offering both agriculture and landscape versions of its popular Faculty Academy in 2019. Register today at www.irrigation.org/facultyacademy.

Irrigation industry heads to Capitol Hill

Posted on 3/14/2019
Irrigation leaders from across the United States convened in Washington, D.C., on March 5-6 for the annual Washington, D.C., fly-in and Water Resources Congressional Summit.

Deadline approaching for Irrigation Foundation scholarship program

Posted on 1/11/2019
Apply by Feb. 15 to be considered for the 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. The annual program was created to support the Foundation’s mission of promoting careers in irrigation.

Irrigation Association welcomes new clean water rule

Posted on 12/20/2018
The Irrigation Association welcomes the new definition of “waters of the United States,” which was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Dec. 11.

Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

Posted on 12/18/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the newly appointed members of the IA Board of Directors.

Irrigation Association & California Agricultural Irrigation Association announce partnership

Posted on 12/17/2018
The Irrigation Association and the California Agricultural Irrigation Association are excited to announce that the two organizations have entered into a formal partnership.

Statement of the Irrigation Association regarding congressional passage of the farm bill

Posted on 12/17/2018
The Irrigation Association congratulates Congress on passing the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the farm bill.

The IA celebrates a successful 2018 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

Posted on 12/14/2018
Nearly 4,000 people from 43 countries attended the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7.

The Toro Company recognized as a lead sponsor of the 2019 Irrigation E3 program

Posted on 12/6/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is pleased to announce that The Toro Company will be a lead sponsor of the 2019 Irrigation E3 program.

2018 New Product Contest winners revealed at Irrigation Show

Posted on 12/6/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7, 2018.

Irrigation Foundation announces 2018 E3 program winners

Posted on 11/9/2018
The Irrigation Foundation has selected 32 exceptional winners for the 2018 Irrigation E3 program. This year’s class, 30 students and two educators, will receive an education and travel award to the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

The Irrigation Association welcomes water infrastructure bill signed into law

Posted on 10/26/2018
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the return of the Bringing Water to Life podcast on Oct. 22. While the name remains the same, many changes are ahead for the revamped podcast.

The Irrigation Association announces return of Bringing Water to Life podcast

Posted on 10/18/2018
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the return of the Bringing Water to Life podcast on Oct. 22. While the name remains the same, many changes are ahead for the revamped podcast.

2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program now open

Posted on 10/11/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship program. The annual program was created in an effort to promote careers in irrigation by providing meaningful financial support for education.

2019 awards open for nomination

Posted on 10/8/2018
The Irrigation Association and Irrigation Foundation are pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2019 awards program is now open.

New CIC exam to debut at Irrigation Show

Posted on 10/4/2018
The Irrigation Association Certification Board has updated the exam content outline for the landscape certified irrigation contractor exam, and the revised exam will launch during the 2018 Irrigation Show.

2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest entries announced

Posted on 10/2/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the entries in its annual new product contest. A record number of at least 60 new irrigation, lighting and specialty products have been entered into the contest.

Irrigation Foundation program allows winners to experience the Irrigation Show

Posted on 8/27/2018
The Irrigation Foundation’s E3 program offers exposure, experience and education to students and instructors. This year’s winners will attend the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7.

IA announces Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 8/2/2018
The Irrigation Association is honored to announce Jim Klauzer of Clearwater Supply in Ontario, Oregon, as the recipient of the 2018 Industry Achievement Award.

Sustainability project honored with Irrigation Association Vanguard Award

Posted on 7/11/2018
The Irrigation Association is honored to announce that the Conserva Irrigation – Target Corporation sustainability project has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Vanguard Award.

The Irrigation Foundation announces Excellence in Education Award recipient

Posted on 7/11/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is honored to announce Franklin Gaudi, EdD, CID, CIC, CAIS, CCA, of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, as the recipient of the Irrigation Foundation’s 2018 Excellence in Education Award.

IA announces a Vanguard Award recipient

Posted on 7/11/2018
The Irrigation Association is honored to announce that the Netafim and Gallo Vineyards Inc. variable rate drip irrigation project has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Vanguard Award.

IA welcomes House passage of farm bill & calls on Senate to act

Posted on 6/22/2018
As part of its mission to promote efficient irrigation, the IA welcomes progress on the farm bill and remains committed to securing a bill that prioritizes conservation programs.

IA receives “Best Manufacturing Association to Work for” recognition

Posted on 6/13/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that it has been named a “2018 Best Manufacturing Association to Work for” by the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations.

Irrigation Association announces July as Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 5/31/2018
Advancing its mission of “promoting efficient irrigation,” the Irrigation Association announced July 2018 will once again be celebrated as Smart Irrigation Month.

2018 Irrigation E3 applications now being accepted

Posted on 5/23/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Irrigation E3 program. Students and faculty are encouraged to apply for the E3 program and benefit from the unique opportunities available only at the 2018 Irrigation Show.

House Committee on Agriculture report to Congress confirms commitment to efficient irrigation

Posted on 5/7/2018
In another positive step for efficient irrigation, the House Committee on Agriculture reiterated its commitment to expanding the uses and opportunities of irrigation.

IA announces new public-private initiative to advance irrigation research into the 21st Century

Posted on 4/27/2018
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research awards $5 million to advance irrigation technology development and transfer.

News & Announcements

Mark your calendars for the 2019 E3 program

Posted on 4/12/2019
The 2019 Irrigation E3 program application will open in May! Students and faculty are encouraged to apply and take advantage of the unique opportunities available only at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Las Vegas.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Posted on 4/12/2019
Join the Irrigation Foundation in supporting Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day this year! The date for this nationwide program is April 25, and the Foundation wants the irrigation industry to get involved.

Call for presenters deadline extended: April 12

Posted on 4/2/2019
The 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference is your chance to share your expertise and experience with irrigation industry professionals from all over the world. Submit your proposal by April 12.

IA hosts members for legislative fly-in

Posted on 4/2/2019
Irrigation leaders from across the United States headed to Capitol Hill on March 5-6 for the annual Washington, D.C., fly-in and Water Resources Congressional Summit.

Jim Abbott chosen as keynote

Posted on 4/2/2019
The Expo Advisory Committee is proud to announce that it has chosen former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Faculty Academy offers fresh ideas for your classroom

Posted on 4/1/2019
Instructors teaching at a high school or a two- or four-year institution can register for two days of free hands-on training at the agriculture or landscape Faculty Academy.

Certification Board seeks agriculture & landscape irrigation experts

Posted on 4/1/2019
The Irrigation Association Certification Board is soliciting volunteers to fill up to four board openings for agriculture and landscape irrigation experts. The 13-member board establishes policies and processes for IA’s Select Certified program.

IA launches new IA Select business consultant program

Posted on 4/11/2019
The Irrigation Association is expanding its IA Select program to include professionals who work as business consultants in the irrigation and green industry.

2019 Faculty Academy sessions announced

Posted on 4/11/2019
The Irrigation Foundation will offer both agriculture and landscape versions of its Faculty Academy again this year.

Subscribe to IA’s publications that are right for your business

Posted on 3/1/2019
The Irrigation Association offers a portal of products to help you to stay up to date on the latest news, trends and technologies in your industry.

IA works to keep your credentials respected

Posted on 3/1/2019
The IA’s well-respected Select Certified program has set the bar for irrigation professionals since 1983. Through earning the IA’s credentials, irrigation professionals are able to demonstrate their commitment to the industry.

IA introduces new format for show presentations

Posted on 3/1/2019
The Irrigation Association is expanding its technical program and irrigation seminars during the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Las Vegas.

Sneed honored with Commitment to Certification Excellence Award

Posted on 2/1/2019
Ronald Sneed, PhD, PE, CAIS, CIC, CID, CLIA, was honored with the 2018 Commitment to Certification Excellence Award.

Technical papers available for download

Posted on 2/1/2019
The technical program held during the Irrigation Show and Education Conference includes the industry’s experts presenting the latest cutting-edge research covering numerous agriculture and landscape irrigation topics.

IA award nominations deadline extended to Feb. 22

Posted on 2/1/2019
Recognizing outstanding individuals and irrigation projects with IA awards was a highlight of the general session held recently during the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Join us & be a strong voice on Capitol Hill

Posted on 2/1/2019
March 5-6 is your chance to make an impact and carry irrigation’s message straight to Congress. The Irrigation Association is proud and excited to once again host our Washington, D.C., fly-in.

Take advantage of priority points

Posted on 2/1/2019
Booth space assignments for the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference begin in March 2019. To ensure you get the best booth selection, take advantage of your priority points by submitting your contract by Feb. 28.

Make plans to attend the 2019 Faculty Academy events

Posted on 2/1/2019
Mark your calendars! The dates and locations for the 2019 agriculture and landscape faculty academies have been finalized. Registration will open in February.

Submit 2019 IA award nominations by Jan. 31

Posted on 4/11/2019
Honor your hardworking colleagues by nominating them for an annual Irrigation Association or Irrigation Foundation award. Nominations are due by Jan. 31, 2019.

Apply online for a 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship

Posted on 1/2/2019
The Irrigation Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. Applications are due Feb. 15 with notification to award winners by April 1.

Safe travels to California!

Posted on 4/11/2019
The IA is ready to host the industry in Long Beach for the 2018 Irrigation Show, Dec. 3-7. Whether you are attending the show or not, we want to keep you up to date with all of the action throughout the week.

Irrigation standards discussed at international meeting

Posted on 4/11/2019
In October 2018, the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 23/Subcommittee 18 Irrigation Equipment met in Tel Aviv, Israel, for its annual face-to-face discussions and joint work on irrigation standards.

Renew your membership & certification by Dec. 31

Posted on 4/11/2019
The end of the year is approaching. Don’t let Dec. 31 sneak up on you without finishing up a few end-of-the-year items.

Support the Irrigation Foundation in 2019

Posted on 4/11/2019
As a company or organization involved in irrigation, your continued long-term success is dependent on skilled and qualified individuals continually entering the industry.

IA brings its classroom to you through educational webinars

Posted on 11/28/2018
The Irrigation Association makes education easier than ever through multiple Knowledge Network webinars scheduled throughout 2019.

Final prep for the Irrigation Show

Posted on 11/1/2018
Have you checked the calendar? The 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference is only one month away.

SWAT introduces two new documents

Posted on 11/1/2018
Smart Water Application Technologies held its annual update meeting recently at the WaterSmart Innovations Convention and Exposition on Oct. 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Irrigation & Green Industry named finalist for publishing award

Posted on 4/11/2019
Irrigation & Green Industry magazine has announced it is among the finalists of the Folio: Eddy and Ozzie awards. The prestigious awards are the most comprehensive magazine publishing industry awards.

Foundation initiatives support those pursuing careers in the industry

Posted on 4/11/2019
The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship program. The annual program awards multiple scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

New opportunity to volunteer without a full-time commitment

Posted on 4/11/2019
The Irrigation Association’s newest volunteer opportunity is the 30 for 30 Initiative. This new program was created to focus on IA membership recruitment and retention.

IA publications poised for growth

Posted on 4/11/2019
Although the Irrigation Association is the new kid on the block when it comes to publishing, the success of its two magazines is evident and a cause for excitement and sales team expansion as both look to the future.

SWAT hosts roundtable at WaterSmart Innovations

Posted on 10/1/2018
The 2018 WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is scheduled for Oct. 3-5 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, and the Smart Water Application Technologies will again be hosting a roundtable meeting.