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.

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Irrigation Association opens registration for Technician Week courses & certification exam

Posted on 2/12/2024
The Irrigation Association has opened registration for its 2024 Technician Week scheduled for March 11-15.

The Toro Company Foundation recognized as a premier sponsor of the 2024 Irrigation E3 program

Posted on 1/18/2024
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that The Toro Company Foundation will be a premier sponsor of the IA 2024 Irrigation E3 program.

Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

Posted on 12/11/2023
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce four newly elected members of the IA Board of Directors.

Irrigation Association celebrates innovation with announcement of 2023 New Product Contest winners

Posted on 11/30/2023
The Irrigation Association celebrated the innovative products and technologies that are shaping the future of water management in announcing the winners of the 2023 New Product Contest.

Irrigation startups showcased as the Irrigation Association announces 2023 Pitch Competition winners

Posted on 11/30/2023
The Irrigation Association announced the winners of the 2023 Pitch Competition, showcasing products by today’s groundbreaking agriculture and landscape irrigation technology startup companies.

IA promotes irrigation careers & supports leaders of the future with 2023 E3 program

Posted on 10/26/2023
The Irrigation Association has selected 20 exceptional winners for the 2023 Irrigation E3 program.

Irrigation & Lighting chooses Changing the Landscape winners

Posted on 10/11/2023
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, named the winners of its Changing the Landscape Awards, which recognize projects that took on difficult obstacles or produced outstanding results.

Marin Water named recipient of the IA SWAT Outstanding Public Engagement Award

Posted on 10/4/2023
The Irrigation Association has named Marin Water in Corte Madera, California, as the recipient of the Smart Water Application Technologies 2023 Outstanding Public Engagement Award.

The City of Aspen named recipient of the IA SWAT Outstanding Industry Partnership Award

Posted on 10/4/2023
The Irrigation Association has named the City of Aspen in Colorado as the recipient of the Smart Water Application Technologies 2023 Outstanding Industry Partnership Award.

North Salt Lake business leader appointed to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 8/28/2023
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Alan Ence, QWEL, general manager of landscape and agriculture at Hydro-Rain, has been appointed to the IA Board of Directors.

Craig Borland named IA 2023 Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 7/31/2023
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Craig Borland, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM, of The Toro Company, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Industry Achievement Award.

Robert Dobson named recipient of IA 2023 Excellence in Education Award

Posted on 7/31/2023
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Robert Dobson, CIC, CID, CLIA, of Rutgers University is a recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Education Award.

Aavudai Anandhi named recipient of IA 2023 Excellence in Education Award

Posted on 7/31/2023
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Aavudai Anandhi, PhD, PE, of Florida A&M University is a recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Education Award.

Irrigation & Lighting chooses Watch Us Grow: 2023 Industry Standouts

Posted on 7/13/2023
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, named the three winners of its Watch Us Grow: 2023 Industry Standouts program.

San Marcos business leader appointed to IA Board of Directors

Posted on 7/10/2023
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that Todd Polderman, vice president of marketing for landscape irrigation and outdoor lighting at Hunter Industries, has been appointed to the IA Board of Directors.

Irrigation Association issues Call for Proposals

Posted on 6/21/2023
The Irrigation Association has opened a Call for Proposals to gather ideas and potential presenters for future industry presentations.

IA promotes the value of efficient irrigation during July’s Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 6/13/2023
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that July is Smart Irrigation Month.

IA offers Innovation Row for irrigation startups

Posted on 6/1/2023
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce that it is including Innovation Row — a special area for landscape and agriculture irrigation startup companies — at the 2023 Irrigation Show and Education Week.

Irrigation & Lighting opens Changing the Landscape Awards for entry

Posted on 5/15/2023
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, has opened its Changing the Landscape Awards program for this year’s entries.

Nathan Bowen promoted to IA advocacy and public affairs vice president

Posted on 5/15/2023
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Nathan Bowen has been promoted to advocacy and public affairs vice president.

Irrigation Association awards scholarships to 18 students

Posted on 5/8/2023
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program, sponsored by Rain Bird.

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Irrigation Association announces 2023 U.S. Farm Bill priorities during Capitol Hill Fly-In

Posted on 3/28/2023
Irrigation industry leaders from around the country gathered today in Washington, D.C., at the 2023 IA Fly-In, to meet with their elected officials, share the benefits of efficient irrigation and help shape policy.