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 E3 program provides students & educators unique experience at the 2022 Irrigation Show

Posted on 9/6/2022
The Irrigation Association is now accepting applications for the 2022 Irrigation E3 program.

Stephanie Clark promoted to IA strategic partnerships and business development vice president

Posted on 8/31/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Stephanie Clark, CEM, has been promoted to strategic partnerships and business development vice president.

Nathan Bowen named IA advocacy director

Posted on 8/18/2022
The Irrigation Association has hired Nathan Bowen as its new advocacy director. His background includes a full breadth of policy issues, especially environmental regulation, water quality, conservation and international trade.

Irrigation Today wins media awards

Posted on 8/16/2022
Irrigation Today magazine, the only publication focused specifically on content related to on-farm irrigation, won two first-place honors in the Agricultural Communicators Network 2022 Communication Awards Program.

Registration opens for 2022 Irrigation Show

Posted on 8/9/2022
The 2022 Irrigation Show and Education Week, the annual event gathering agriculture and landscape irrigation professionals, has opened registration for the 2022 show to be held in Las Vegas Dec. 5-9.

Bradley Jakubowski named recipient of 2022 Excellence in Education Award

Posted on 7/29/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Bradley Jakubowski, of The Pennsylvania State University, is a recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by Hunter Industries.

SDI-E project named 2022 IA Vanguard Award recipient

Posted on 7/29/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Netafim’s Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Dairy Effluent Water Application project has been named the recipient of the 2022 Vanguard Award, sponsored by Hunter Industries.

Jack Buzzard named IA 2022 Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 7/29/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Jack Buzzard, of Corona del Mar, California, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Industry Achievement Award.

Charlie Abee named recipient of 2022 Excellence in Education Award

Posted on 7/29/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Charlie Abee, CAIS, of the College of the Sequoias, is a recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by Hunter Industries.

Irrigation & Lighting staff win media awards

Posted on 6/23/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, won three honors in the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association’s 2022 Communication Awards.

Irrigation & Lighting chooses Watch Us Grow: 2022 Industry Standouts

Posted on 6/16/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, named the four winners of its Watch Us Grow: 2022 Industry Standouts program.

Irrigation Association focuses on industry’s future during July’s Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 6/16/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that July 2022 has once again been designated as Smart Irrigation Month.

Irrigation & Lighting opens Changing the Landscape Awards for Entry

Posted on 5/9/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, has opened its Changing the Landscape Awards program for this year’s entries.

Irrigation Association awards scholarships to 18 students around the nation

Posted on 4/11/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program, sponsored by Rain Bird.

Irrigation & Lighting releases the full 2022 Green Industry Outlook survey online

Posted on 3/10/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, has published the full version of its 2022 Green Industry Outlook survey, sponsored by Heritage Landscape Supply Group.

IA announces new Professional Mentor Program

Posted on 3/7/2022
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new Professional Mentor Program.

Irrigation & Lighting opens Watch Us Grow: 2022 Industry Standouts program

Posted on 3/1/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, is opening its Watch Us Grow: 2022 Industry Standouts program for this year’s entries.

Irrigation & Lighting launches new website

Posted on 2/2/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the only magazine focused on these two specialized markets in the green industry, has updated its website with a brand-new look and reader-friendly layout.

Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

Posted on 1/25/2022
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce four newly appointed members of the IA Board of Directors.

IA announces 2021 New Product Contest winners

Posted on 12/9/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 New Product Contest. This year’s contest was a hybrid event — combining both virtual and live elements.

IA announces 2021 Pitch Competition winners

Posted on 12/9/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Pitch Competition. The competition was conducted on Dec. 8 during the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week in San Diego, with the winners announced on Dec. 9.

IA announces Natasha Rankin as new CEO

Posted on 12/6/2021
The IA Board of Directors has named Natasha Rankin, MBA, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. She will assume her new role on Jan. 10, 2022, and will attend the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week in San Diego on Dec. 7 and 8.

IA releases economic impact study

Posted on 12/2/2021
The IA is announcing the release of its irrigation economic impact study: Economic Impact of the Irrigation Equipment and Services Industry. This study was produced in partnership by the IA and the Irrigation Innovation Consortium.

IA welcomes Conserva as a platinum member

Posted on 11/9/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Conserva Irrigation has become the association’s newest platinum member. Conserva is the first irrigation contractor to support the IA through platinum membership.

IGIN names final Changing the Landscape Awards winner

Posted on 10/19/2021
Irrigation & Green Industry magazine announced the third and final winner of its new Changing the Landscape Awards, which spotlight amazing projects by landscape and irrigation professionals.

IGIN names Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts

Posted on 10/19/2021
Irrigation & Green Industry magazine announced the winners of its Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts event. Four professionals were chosen to be featured for their efforts in supporting successful business growth in the past year.

City of Garden City, Kansas, named recipient of SWAT Outstanding Public Engagement Award

Posted on 10/12/2021
The IA has named the City of Garden City, Kansas, as the recipient of the SWAT 2021 Outstanding Public Engagement Award.

Town of Gilbert, Arizona, named recipient of SWAT Outstanding Industry Partnership Award

Posted on 10/12/2021
The IA has named the Town of Gilbert, Arizona, as the recipient of the SWAT 2021 Outstanding Industry Partnership Award.

IA announces new Irrigation & Lighting magazine

Posted on 10/7/2021
The IA is excited to announce the launch of its newest publication — Irrigation & Lighting magazine. The inaugural Spring issue of Irrigation & Lighting will be published in February.