IA Times, March 2019

2019 Faculty Academy sessions announced

The Irrigation Foundation will offer both agriculture and landscape versions of its Faculty Academy again this year. The two events allow instructors to network with fellow academics, learn the latest irrigation technologies and techniques, and discover irrigation-related curriculum to take back to the classroom.

Faculty Academy is open to instructors teaching at high schools, community colleges, and two- and four-year universities. Both events are free to attend, and grant assistance to aid with travel is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is now open! Session topics for each are below.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick
New Brunswick, New Jersey
June 20-21

Register now!
Deadline for registration is May 2.


  • Catch Can & Soil Moisture Sensor Auditing Hands-on
  • Internships
  • Irrigation 101 (June 19)
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Programming With Conventional & Smart Controllers Lab
  • Soil Moisture Sensor Lab
  • Tour of Rutgers Research Farm
  • Tour TBD

Cal Poly, Irrigation Training and Research Center
San Luis Obispo, California
June 27-28

Register now!
Deadline for registration is May 9.


  • Curriculum Development
  • Fruit/Vegetable Crop Irrigation Management Panel
  • Irrigation Overview
  • Irrigation Hydraulics Lab
  • Microirrigation vs. Drip Irrigation System Lab
  • Tour of ITRC Facilities

The full schedule and travel information for each event can be found on the Foundation’s website. For more information, please contact Foundation and Administration Manager Nicole Preisner (703.536.7080).

Thank you to this year’s sponsors! The agriculture Faculty Academy is sponsored by Irrometer and Rain Bird Corporation. The landscape Faculty Academy is sponsored by BrightView, Hunter Industries, Irrometer and Rain Bird Corporation.