IA Times, March 2019

IA launches new IA Select business consultant program

The Irrigation Association is expanding its IA Select program to include professionals who work as business consultants in the irrigation and green industry. The “IA Select” program is designed for preapproval of education and services that meet the IA’s high standards. It has been in place for education since 2014, and the opportunity to be IA Select is now expanding to consultants who meet the requirements.

The new IA Select business consultant program is a marketing platform for consultants to better reach their intended audiences. Becoming an IA Select consultant will expand your reach with exposure to 5,000 landscape irrigation professionals and/or 2,500 agriculture irrigation professionals, depending on your business focus. The exclusive benefits offered through the program will give you direct contact with association members, as well as a variety of other avenues to expand your marketing and promotional efforts.

Through use of the IA Select logo in marketing and promotional materials and an endorsement on the IA website, you will stand apart as a provider offering high-quality, credible services. IA Select business consultant members are also given all of the benefits of IA bronze membership.

This new program will serve to strengthen our industry and, once again, elevate irrigation professionals who are providing a high level of service. For the nonconsultant, this program will be a resource to find an expert meeting the requirements to be considered IA Select. The program will be a win-win-win for the irrigation professional, the business consultant and the IA.

To be considered for the IA Select business consultant program, providers must complete the application, submit a minimum of two recommendations from IA members and pay the $2,000 fee. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information about this new opportunity, exclusive benefits or to apply, go to the website.